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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Oh yes. The people even moved their horse and chickens into the yard. I had trouble getting the local police to deal with this. These people were looking to move into the house and make it their own.

The actual owner lived out of state. She got on the phone and raised hell and then I was able to meet the police at the house. When they found drugs in the garage, we got a lot more attention from the local law enforcement. Another agent had compromised the lockbox, and that is how these people had gotten in the house. 

I can't remember for sure, but something like four people were arrested in connection with this situation. 

Sep 16, 2015 12:06 PM
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Sara Wagner
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None that we had listed, but we have had cabins broken into.

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Bob Crane
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Yes, it has happened.

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Michael Jacobs
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In my early days, I was working with some REOs in a changing neighborhood --- there were numerous break-ins and the home was "boarded up".  It eventually sold to an investor.  

Sep 17, 2015 12:14 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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No, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't happen.

Sep 16, 2015 12:51 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Yes, some teenage boys camped out in it one night.  A neighbor called and gave me the heads up.

Sep 17, 2015 12:24 PM
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Julia van Mook
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services - Pittsburgh, PA

Yes, I had it happen at two properties.  In one someone kicked in the door but ran away from the neighbors dog being sent out to scare them away.

The other was surrounded by abandoned properties in a not-so-great neighborhood, and was being broken into weekly, it looked like the local kids hang out. All of the blinds in the house appeared to be slashed down the middle with a knife, but they didn't steal anything. 

Sep 17, 2015 06:28 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I have not listed one, but had one under contract, and someone stole all the copper plumbing.  The buyer opted out. 

Sep 17, 2015 05:07 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Appliances and air conditioning compressors are easy targets.

Sep 17, 2015 12:39 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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yes...have one now

Sep 16, 2015 11:50 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School No, I haven't.

Sep 16, 2015 11:46 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Thankfully, this has not happened to me. And I hope it never does!

 

Sep 16, 2015 11:08 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Not broken into but I had an outdoor HVAC component stolen. 

Sep 16, 2015 08:53 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Unfortunately yes. On at least 2 occassions that quickly come to mind.

 

Sep 16, 2015 08:40 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Good Thursday morning Capt. Wayne. I inspected a vacant home the other day that has a back door kicked in.

Sep 16, 2015 06:07 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Captain Wayne - (Fingers crossed) Fortunately I have not had that happen to me or my clients yet, and hope it never does.

Sep 16, 2015 02:30 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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No Captain Wayne but I have heard about it happening to a coworker. It is a bad scene.

Sep 16, 2015 11:42 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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No, thank goodness.

Sep 16, 2015 10:34 AM