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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'd prolly call HOA, City, County and Uncle Guido about that problem first.

Mar 05, 2016 08:42 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I would then I would try and get that home listed too and sell it to someone who would clean it up!

Mar 05, 2016 08:43 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I would as long as the seller was aware that the condition of the neighbor's house would affect the price and desirability of their property and agreed to price it accordingly. 

Mar 05, 2016 08:36 AM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I feel sorry for the seller next door but a lot of that looks like it can be cleaned up and improved.   Some of the photos of neighbors properties I see in the background of appraisal photos amaze me.   In trying to show value, I wish they would take a photography class and learn to change camera angles.

Mar 05, 2016 08:33 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It's amazing what can get cleaned up in the middle of the night!

Mar 05, 2016 09:59 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love Candice A. Donofrio answer.  Early in my real estate career, I worked in a brokerage, where an agent from Phoenix originally had an uncle Guido, for real.  LOL A

Mar 05, 2016 12:35 PM
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

One of our good friends makes a very good living buying homes next to dumps (and the dump homes themselves) like you have pictured. He owns a landscaping company. Once he puts one of his flips on the market, he'll have a couple of his crews clean the entire neighborhood up for free. Costs him a $2000 or so, to make an extra $10k or $20k on his home just because his home and the surrounding neighborhood homes look well manicured. 

Mar 05, 2016 12:21 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Call City or County Code Enforcement.  This is a violation of numerous laws.

Mar 05, 2016 12:06 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes but the seller and I would have a heart to heart conversation about the neighbor and how it will affect his sale. I would suggest that the seller work with the neighbor to get it cleaned up.

Mar 05, 2016 11:09 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Sure...if it was priced to overcome the eye sore next door.

Mar 05, 2016 09:37 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Sure I would BUT the Sellers would need to be coached about their selling price. I've actually seen MUCH worse.

Mar 05, 2016 08:50 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Well, I'm curious to know the 'backstory' to this house.  Are they moving in or moving out, themselves?  Is this a vacant or abandoned home?  A sad story could be involved . . .  and there might be a way to help that person, provided they wanted the help.  So, it's possible that I would take the Listing on that neighbor's house.  I would need more details Jeff Pearl

Mar 05, 2016 08:49 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have, and finally they sold, but it was a challenge.  

Mar 06, 2016 09:51 PM
Richard and Jean Murphy
Harborview Properties - Portland, ME
(207) 712-4796

We have a "Dump Guy" in our part of the world and I suspect you do as well. This would be a $200 job and the stuff would be gone. I would suggest to the seller that if they spent $200 it could make a quantifiable difference in the price of their property, in the length of time their property would be on the market AND in the number of people who would even look.

Mar 06, 2016 09:03 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, why not? I would also knock the door of this property.

Mar 06, 2016 04:52 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, but I'd price it accordingly.  Then I'd try to buy that dump house for a fixer!

Mar 06, 2016 12:14 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes, if and ony if, the owner of the well kept home offered to pay for the removal of all of the debris at the neighbors home..... 

Mar 06, 2016 12:29 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would take the listing, but work with the city or county to get that house in code compliance.

Mar 06, 2016 12:13 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Obviously there is no HOA so I'd call the city.

Mar 05, 2016 10:57 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It depends on price and motivation.   

Mar 05, 2016 10:56 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, in conjunction with calling the authorities to get this cleaned up!

Mar 05, 2016 10:42 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl I would list it, but not put it on the market until the problem was resolved.

Mar 05, 2016 10:31 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of course.

Actually those are the things you WANT to see to assure a buyers values will be escalating. It is those neighborhoods with no updates, very low turnover, that are the trap.

Every buyer though has variable criteria. The agent needs to know what resonates with their buyer.

Mar 05, 2016 09:59 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I woudl list both and that would take care of that issue. I have many new REO listings that look just like that. Not much scares me anymore

Mar 05, 2016 09:50 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Surely that is a violation of some kind of municipal code or something...but to answer the question, as long as the seller was aware of how much of a hit he was going to take on price.  I would also suggest he approach the neighbor and offer to pay to clean it up. 

Mar 05, 2016 09:32 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I have one now that is not quite that bad; and no it is not selling!

Mar 05, 2016 08:54 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, and I would call code enforcement on the property next door.

Mar 05, 2016 08:21 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I would, just would wonder when the demolition crew was scheduled to show

Mar 05, 2016 07:29 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Jeff. Absolutely, the property looks empty and it won't be too long before it is occupied again.

Mar 05, 2016 07:18 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Hopefully, they're in the process of rehabbing that house.

Mar 05, 2016 05:15 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Yes. I had one similar to this and encouraged the seller to negotiate with the neighbor, offering to hire someone to help with the clean up. That and my seller's gardener doing their yard work for the month kept the neighborhood looking good while his home was being shown.

Mar 05, 2016 04:29 PM
Toronto, ON

People buy all types of properties.

Mar 05, 2016 03:39 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - it is going to be a challenge for sure - however, just pre-warn the potential buyers about it and hope they understand the personal responsibility of such people and do not blame seller for that.

Mar 05, 2016 02:30 PM
Darin Henderson
Holland Realty Services - Kirksville, MO
Guiding You Home

Yes, if the next door house is for sale I'd find an investor to flip it.

Mar 05, 2016 01:49 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Yes, then I would call the county code enforcement and have it cleaned up.  Takes about a week here to get something like that cleaned up.

Mar 05, 2016 01:24 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes, but would probably check into why it looks like that.

Mar 05, 2016 01:19 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Could be a good investmetn opportunity, check to see if they ar interested in selling also.

Mar 05, 2016 01:12 PM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

Oh dear...yes, but would make sure the sellers knew it was going to be a challenge.

Mar 05, 2016 11:14 AM
Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

yes of course. someone wont mind living next to that

Mar 05, 2016 10:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would after having a discussion with the seller about pricing appropriately and their understanding that the house next door could pose some problems for certain buyers

Mar 05, 2016 10:36 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Is that an REO in need of a trashout? I can't believe the other neighbors let this go on. 

I would take the listing of the house next door, but the seller and I would have to have a talk, and pricing the house correctly to compensate would be part of that discussion. 

Mar 05, 2016 09:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I would buy it!

Mar 05, 2016 09:33 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes but I would call the city, this had to be illegal.

Mar 05, 2016 08:51 AM