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Snellville Realtor Finds Every Inch of House Covered in Trash

Patch's real estate columnist discusses how someone trashed a home as it was in the process of foreclosure.

I have been in the real estate business since 2007.  I have seen a great many things as I have shown homes and had many laughable experiences as well as few that make you scratch your head. Today I had one of those experiences that make you go, hmmm... 

A client of mine wanted to view a home in order to purchase it. It looked like a perfectly normal home from the outside and was in the process of foreclosure.  Nothing that would raise any alarm.  When we entered the home, all we could do was say, "I can't believe this." 

The home has been trashed. When I say trashed, I mean it literally and figuratively. There was stuff everywhere. You could barely walk and couldn't really even make out the layout of the home due to the amount of stuff that was everywhere. I took a few pictures which I have included.   

It appalled both me and my client. How anyone could do such a thing to a home? I have seen other things, like a second story deck that was taken off the house or feces rubbed into carpets, but never have I seen so much stuff piled and strewn everywhere. 

Prayerfully, these scenes will become less commonplace over the next few years as our housing market continues to recover. We live in a society that on the outside has high standards, but as they say, you don't know someone until you live with them.  

Zombie Mommy Saves February 19, 2013 at 03:53 PM
It almost looks like they left their stuff there and squatters moved in.
Michelle Couch February 19, 2013 at 04:47 PM
Looks like an episode of Hoarders: Buried Alive.
Darla Dixon March 02, 2013 at 04:30 AM
I'm surprised you've never seen anything like this. I expected to see much worse than what is in the photos. This is typical when a home has been foreclosed. Often, people are angry and tear up the property. In bad break-up situations, sometimes there's the cases of "It's not MY mess, it's YOURS!" and each party refuses to do any cleaning up. My parents sold real estate in the 1970s and saw everything under the sun. They even got ripped off by a "minister" who was renting a property from them.

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