Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)

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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I think the jury is still out on this one Evelyn Johnston  from both a legal standpoint and a moral one.  Whereas a meth lab will have much more damaging contaminants to all who enter and a police file to go along with it a meth house, where it was smoked, does not have as much "illegal" evidence to show prosecutors. This associate is most likely working within the letters of the current law although walking a very thin line. Eventually it will be sorted out but it's nowhere near a resolution yet.

Morally, I couldn't include this stigmatized property in either my or any customer's portfolio without disclosure.     

Jan 18, 2015 09:32 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Evelyn our MLS board just started anonymous reporting of anything you want to report Check into yours and see if they have this. This is a hazard.

Jan 19, 2015 03:21 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Evelyn, what makes you believe it is not being diclosed?

Be specific. What exactly does your state and MLS require?

Jan 18, 2015 09:19 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If the listing agent is not following the laws of your jurisdiction, I might tip off the buyers agent if it subsequently goes under contract.  And who knows, she may be disclosing it somehow other than on your MLS.  You might also consider calling her broker if disclosure is required.

Jan 18, 2015 06:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The disclosure requirements may vary from state to state. Agents need to know what must be disclosed.

Jan 18, 2015 06:08 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Interesting question. I think I would speak to the broker, not the agent. 

Jan 18, 2015 06:07 AM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

I n our state you are required to disclose, but each state has its own rules.  I would speak to the Broker who has the house listed and tell him what you know.

Jan 18, 2015 05:36 AM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Move on!

May 28, 2018 10:46 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Not my responsibility!

Jan 18, 2018 12:21 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nothing, Evelyn!

Jun 15, 2017 09:30 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would certainly make any of my own clients who express interest in the home know what the situation is. I'd probably have my broker in charge deal with this.

Jan 18, 2015 08:50 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I would discuss this with the agent first, and then the broker if nothing was done. 

Jan 18, 2015 12:34 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Report it to the RE Commission.   A meth home in our area MUST be disclosed, and believe it should be in MLS too. 

Jan 18, 2015 10:31 AM
David Alan Baker | Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

It is now knowledge to the agent, it must be disclosed, at least in Arizona.  If I was the listing agent, and the owner was telling me not to disclose, I think I would mutually cancel that listing

Jan 18, 2015 09:23 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

In our state psychological trauma in home is not a legal disclosure item, but might be a moral one for the listing or buyer agent. Don't know how meth smoking is classified and frankly not sure how that impacts the value of a home...

Jan 18, 2015 07:56 AM
Charlotte Marrocco-Mohler
BHHS Verani Realty - Nashua, NH
Broker Licensed in NH and MA

I would give a call and ask the agent why it is not being disclosed.  This will pose a huge problem because if you have another buyer this information needs to be released being a buyer agent.  Disclose, disclose.

Jan 18, 2015 07:05 AM
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

If you have to disclose that information in your state, I would contact the Broker.  If you don't get a response, then I would contact your local Board.  If your state has a legal hotline, you could try them also.

Jan 18, 2015 06:11 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It needs to be disclosed, Evelyn.  Though, depending on the rules in your state, it may not need to be in the MLS listing.

Jan 18, 2015 05:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am with Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900 , disclose, disclose, disclose.  A

Jan 18, 2015 05:07 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I would talk to the listing agent and remind agent to disclose the fact to protect the agent and the seller.

Jan 18, 2015 04:39 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Start by having a talk with the agent and their broker.

Oct 20, 2017 11:14 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Annette nailed this one!

May 14, 2017 06:36 AM