The Weird, Creepy, and Downright Disturbing Things We See in Real Estate
The real estate industry is a vast and ever-changing landscape. From the high-stakes world of commercial real estate to the more intimate world of residential real estate, there are always new and exciting things happening. But there’s also a dark side to the real estate industry, a side that is full of weird, creepy, and downright disturbing things.
Here are just a few of the weird things that we see in real estate:
1. Haunted houses
It’s no secret that some houses are said to be haunted. And while we don’t believe in ghosts, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of houses that have a strange and unsettling feeling to them.
2. Pest-infested houses
We’ve seen it all when it comes to pests in houses: cockroaches, rats, mice, even bed bugs. It’s not always easy to get rid of these pests, and it can be a major headache for both buyers and sellers.
3. Houses in dangerous areas
Some houses are located in areas that are known for crime or violence. This can be a major concern for buyers, and it’s important to do your research before you buy a house in a potentially dangerous area.
4. Houses in disrepair
Some houses are so dilapidated that they’re practically falling apart. This can be a major financial liability for buyers, and it’s important to have a home inspection done before you buy a house in this condition.
5. Houses with weird quirks
Some houses have strange quirks that make them less desirable to buyers. For example, we’ve seen houses with secret passageways, hidden rooms, and even houses that are built into the side of a hill.
In addition to these weird things, we also see our fair share of weird people in the real estate industry. We’ve met buyers who are difficult to work with, sellers who are trying to hide something, and even a few people who are just plain crazy.
So, what are some of the lessons that can be learned from these weird things?
Do your research
Before you buy a house, it’s important to do your research and learn as much as you can about the property. This includes checking the property’s history, getting a home inspection, and talking to neighbors.
Be prepared for the unexpected
Even if you do your research, there’s always the possibility that you’ll encounter something unexpected when you’re buying or selling a house. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for anything.
Don’t be afraid to walk away
If you’re not comfortable with something, don’t be afraid to walk away from the deal. There will always be other houses out there.
The real estate industry can be a strange and wonderful place. But it’s important to be aware of the weird things that can happen, and to be prepared for anything.