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.