Tags: death, family, landlord, law, media, news, npr, real-estate
Since I am a fan of the “News of the Weird,” a column regularly featured in everyone’s favorite free “news” publication in the KnoxVegas MetroPulse, I’ve have decided to share some exceptional news today.
Let us go north, thru Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Canadia — okay, maybe not that far — go southwest a little, and bam! You’re in the Dairy state, Wisconsin. Then within that state, we come to the lovely little city of Janesville, just on the state line. Janesville is known as “Wisconsin’s Park Place”, even though it was originally founded on strong industry. Our story however comes from a different line of work entirely, one that is universal to all places nowadays: Real Estate.
Whether you are buying, selling, renting, leasing, or subletting, some truths should just be self-evident. Never trust anyone who offers a deal that feels to good to be true.
- Inspect the property.
- If the neighborhood looks like butt, the property values should not be that high.
- Don’t be afraid to do a bit of research.
- Don’t forget, to sell a place, the worst thing you can do is have the actual owner present. Hire an agent.
I can’t help but want to talk about the last one. The reasoning behind it is the same as hiring an attorney, since we all now a similar adage: The man who represents himself has a fool for an attorney. The owner is too emotionally tied to the property to make a viable sales attempt successful.
Now that we can be successful, let’s get on with the story.
While on location showing a home to a couple, a real estate agent heard a blood-curdling scream out of the female counterpart. Assuming it was a mouse the husband and agent walk into the room. To their surprise, it was not a mouse, but the owner of the property… Deceased.
All I have to say is, “Hey, the owner was trying to do the right thing… he was OUT!”