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Short sale inspections

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Dale Smalley

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Florida
There is always something wrong with a short sale tenant occupied property. Unless they are the ones trying to buy getting in is a problem. 3 trip fees last week on lost appointments due to the full of **** listing agent. I should know better than to believe anything they say. Tenants are not a happy bunch to know they are getting kicked out real soon and I am the first bad guy they see from the bank. Most don't even pay rent anymore.
Sorry just venting. I would rather wait for the eviction and foreclosure.
 

TJSum

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Nov 12, 2007
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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Maryland
I rarely make appointments with tenants, they have no skin in the game, what do they care about the loan in question. Either insist on setting the appointment with the agent or the actual owner for any assignment unless one enjoys getting stood up.
 

Mike Boyd

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Jan 18, 2002
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Retired Appraiser
State
California
I acknowledge that this is a problem. Sometimes you can get the tenant's phone number and make the appointment direct. Otherwise, try to get the owner to be there. They have more to gain (or lose...with additional charges) than a hapless agent.
 

PJK03

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Mar 4, 2007
Professional Status
Licensed Appraiser
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California
Twice now, I have gone out to the property and the tenant won't open the door. Once, the tenant had been evicted, but left a 4-legged, 55 pound present in the backyard for me. Abandoned Pit Bull!
 

Alison Swain

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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Florida
Twice now, I have gone out to the property and the tenant won't open the door. Once, the tenant had been evicted, but left a 4-legged, 55 pound present in the backyard for me. Abandoned Pit Bull!

I seriously hope the Humane Society and other animal-protective services will start lobbying law-enforcement to pursue charges against people who abandon their pets when they are foreclosed upon. There is NO EXCUSE! :angry: :nono:

If there's any kind of foreclosure-help literature or web sites that our banking clients direct their delinquent borrowers to, we should strongly urge them to add verbiage regarding pets.
 

Richard Carlsen

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Jan 15, 2002
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Licensed Appraiser
State
Michigan
My policy:
Never deal with a tenant unless they are the buyers.

When there is a tenant in a SFR property, the HO or the lender contact the tenant and the tenant calls me to conveniently set up the appointment. Period.

When I used to do multi-family units, the owner or manager made the arrangements to view the property, met me there with the keys and provided access by opening the doors.

I don't deal with tenants. Period!
 

RustNeverSleeps

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May 15, 2007
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Texas
I seriously hope the Humane Society and other animal-protective services will start lobbying law-enforcement to pursue charges against people who abandon their pets when they are foreclosed upon. There is NO EXCUSE! :angry: :nono:

If there's any kind of foreclosure-help literature or web sites that our banking clients direct their delinquent borrowers to, we should strongly urge them to add verbiage regarding pets.

That's how I got my dog. Some knuckle head renters down the street moved out and left behind 2 dogs and 1 cat. I adopted one of the dogs who was about one at the time, 30 pounds under weight, infested with fleas, and no shots. The vet said he almost hung himself trying to get away when they gave him a bath. The first time I gave him a bath he went comatose and lay in his bed for 2 days. Things improved and now he tolerates the bath but it doesn't totally freak him out anymore. Also, ever since I've had him he shies his head down when I pet him. Poor guy was abused in so many ways. That being said, he is the sweetest, most loyal, best dog ever. He has it made now and he deserves it after a sucky puppyhood.
 

Alison Swain

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Sep 13, 2005
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Florida
That's how I got my dog. Some knuckle head renters down the street moved out and left behind 2 dogs and 1 cat. I adopted one of the dogs who was about one at the time, 30 pounds under weight, infested with fleas, and no shots. The vet said he almost hung himself trying to get away when they gave him a bath. The first time I gave him a bath he went comatose and lay in his bed for 2 days. Things improved and now he tolerates the bath but it doesn't totally freak him out anymore. Also, ever since I've had him he shies his head down when I pet him. Poor guy was abused in so many ways. That being said, he is the sweetest, most loyal, best dog ever. He has it made now and he deserves it after a sucky puppyhood.

Pets seomhow know that their new families have saved their lives. And they're very appreciative. :Emoticon_hug:
 

Brad Ellis

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Feb 7, 2006
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Certified Residential Appraiser
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California
Ray,

Good for you! Every dog lover would be proud of you.

Brad
 
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