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Stories About Nightmare Properties Or Funny Inspections

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Maria Mercury

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I'm putting together a collection of 'horror' stories about nightmare, funny, or otherwise entertaining stories involving what real estate appraisers encounter while inspecting properties. They will eventually be published. Would you mind sharing your own personal stories? I'm happy to hop on the phone with anyone, or you DM me your story here. Thank you for your help.
 

Evincere

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I'm putting together a collection of 'horror' stories about nightmare, funny, or otherwise entertaining stories involving what real estate appraisers encounter while inspecting properties. They will eventually be published. Would you mind sharing your own personal stories? I'm happy to hop on the phone with anyone, or you DM me your story here. Thank you for your help.
Published by who. Maria Mercury?
 

J Grant

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I'm putting together a collection of 'horror' stories about nightmare, funny, or otherwise entertaining stories involving what real estate appraisers encounter while inspecting properties. They will eventually be published. Would you mind sharing your own personal stories? I'm happy to hop on the phone with anyone, or you DM me your story here. Thank you for your help.
Great idea ! I will PM on weekend
 

S is for spittman

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Don't we have a few of these threads already?

I know I started one a few years back on spooky vacant homes. Glenn's stories really creeped me out:
Spooky Encounters

I know there was another thread too on other "interesting" inspections. I remember one of the stories was the appraiser finding the owner at the bottom of the stairs with a broken neck. Was that yours too Glenn?
 

Terrel L. Shields

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My church is building 4 tiny houses for temporary housing to bootstrap homeless families back into the community. Workday Saturday, found two people sleeping on the porch .... not in our program. Picked up their packs and strolled on down the road ....

I have went in the front and someone left out the back. Locksmith keyed a lock. We got there and someone had jammed it and broke in. Backed out, bank sent smith out again. We returned next day. Unlocked, a detached shop door was open (wasn't day before). Inside was a couple dozen red Solo cups ...someone partying there.

Went to appraise a manf home REO once and when I got there, no MH...just some blocks and unconnected pipes and wires.

Another REO and cleaner was doing the floors. Did the report. Turned in following day and they said it burned that night. Owner had extensive criminal record. Arson. Same place had separate land and I went with bank agent. He said, "I've been looking for that tractor and it wasn't there last week." So when we got back he called a wrecker to go get it, but it disappeared in the 4 or 5 hours between us seeing it and him getting back with the wrecker.
 
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