Here’s a story for you… It “pays” to use your 6th sense.
I got a call from some sellers, “selling” a foreclosure and wanted an inspection… I thought this is strange!!! The seller who is foreclosing can’t afford his payment, wants to pay for an inspection… I find this out while I am at the property.
So I start tesing a hose bib, and no water pressure… The water meter is LOCKED OFF by the City and shut off. So the sellers still want be to do the inspection… I told them, sorry can’t do the inspection… water is shut-off and I can’t really do a thorough job… so I left.
Here’s the question: Why would a seller who is being foreclosed on, who can’t even pay his water bill… want to pay me $300 to do an inspection on his condo that appeared to be freshly renovated, painted, new carpet, etc. Place didn’t even look like a foreclosure… it was actually nice.
Something just wasn’t right… and I am glad that I left the property.
Anyone have similar experiences with this?