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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate!—a podcast that will shatter the HGTV-induced veneer of real estate, and celebrate the challenges of working in this wild, wacky business.
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Dec 13, 2016

Summary:

Real estate sabotage?—Yeah, it’s a REAL thing, just ask today’s guest, Joslyn Solomon. She’ll tells us about the time she was trying to get a property sold, but kept encountering hostile neighbors, neighbors who used bees, Rottweilers, and live animal traps to make the sale an impossibility.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:33 – Introducing Joslyn Soloman
    • 00:41 – Joslyn does residential real estate in Minnesota
    • 01:06 – Minnesota septic tanks freeze
  • 02:06 – Joslyn has been doing real estate for 10 years
    • 02:26 – Started with foreclosure properties
    • 02:29 – Joslyn’s first foreclosed property was a run-down manufacture home
  • 02:58 – She went up to the house and a neighbor comes along
    • 03:11 – The neighbor was instantly interested in the property
    • 03:38 – The neighbor comes up to Joslyn and says the house was a meth house
    • 03:55 – Neighbor reported the property to the county
    • 04:39 – Joslyn had to do an elevation survey for the house
    • 04:52 – Joslyn went up to the neighbor to tell him the price and he left
  • 05:08 – The house’s first showing schedule
  • 05:13 – Agent called Joslyn to say they can’t show the house
  • 05:20 – The neighbor put beehives all over the driveway claiming it was his line
    • 05:50 – There were a lot of obstacles in selling the house
  • 06:07 – Joslyn gets a call from an agent saying there are Rottweilers tied outside
    • 06:21 – Neighbor blocked the driveway by putting the dogs in long chains
  • 06:49 – The neighbor submits an offer and Joslyn tells the bank not to accept
    • 07:04 – Joslyn found live animal traps all over in the house
  • 07:24 – The guy got the house for 40% of what Joslyn listed for
  • 08:59 – Don’t try to sabotage things for your own benefit
  • 09:17 – What redemption means in Minnesota
  • 09:48 – When redemption period ends, you’re expected to get out of the property
  • 10:00 – Every state can be different with their laws
  • 10:57 – Not every house is available at all times
  • 11:37 – There are different and varying rules in every property
  • 12:04 – Foreclosures are their own beast
  • 12:36 –Are you a listener with a crazy story to share? Ping Leigh at crazyshitinrealestate.com
  • 13:04 – Reach Joslyn here or call at 612 850 3153

3 Key Points

  1. People will try to devalue any property to get it at a lower price so be aware.
  2. It’s not always the owner or the buyer that has the problem. Sometimes, it’s the neighbor!
  3. Some can suck—as a real estate agent, you have to get over it.

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