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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I once told the neighbor that his efforts left the owner with little possibility of selling, so he decided to rent it to a motorcycle gang! He cleaned up his act and the home sold quickly!

Mar 11, 2016 12:17 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Pray.

Mar 10, 2016 11:54 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I call up a few Harley biker buddies of mine and go over and have a nice chat with the neighbor. The guys just stand around and look pretty (with all of their ink art on their arms) while I do all of the talking. LOL.

I only used this tactic once. It was on my own property, and the neighbor was being a complete butt. 

Mar 11, 2016 12:48 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I were the seller, I'd contact a lawyer about a cease and desist order.  As the agent, this is all "hearsay" until he can provide reports and evidence to back his claims.  I would make sure lawyers were heavily involved.

Mar 11, 2016 12:13 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Kill the neighbor

Mar 11, 2016 03:47 AM
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Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Ormond Beach, FL
Regal Christie's International Real Estate

I have not experienced this personally but I like Wayne Martin 's suggestion

Mar 11, 2016 02:28 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I be bearing gifts to this poor in spirit neighbor who has lost their way. However, if there is planned malice, an attorney letter does wonders

Mar 11, 2016 12:59 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I hope this works out for the owners Annette, thanks for sharing the story.

Mar 11, 2016 04:16 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

That really depends on what is happening and the relationship with the seller.  YOu could file a complaint with the police but if what they are doing is not illegal you don't have much choice but to show the home when that person is at work

Mar 11, 2016 02:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - sometimes, I feel nothing much can be done about it - except reporting to police.

Mar 11, 2016 02:28 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I haven't had this happen.  But when I sell my house?  The attached house next door is, well, Dogpatch.  Ouch.

Mar 11, 2016 10:46 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

If I were working a buyer wanted to see this property, I'd be on to the next home and recommend the buyer forget about that property.....

Mar 11, 2016 07:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If what he's saying is not true, you can certainly hit him up with legal action.

Mar 11, 2016 04:14 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I usually explain to them teh worst that can happen if they continue their behavior. Most often they are shocked anyone approached them calling them on their behavior which changes quick. 

Mar 11, 2016 09:04 PM