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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I have, and it wasn't easy.  And I'll probably think twice before I take on another hoarder house.

Nov 08, 2016 02:41 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Oh Yea...just this past spring

Nov 08, 2016 01:49 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I was asked to come look at a professor's house to put on the market. There were boxes piled to the ceiling and a narrow path through the house. It was oppressive and my lack of enthusiasm showed. I didn't get the listing and that was okay with me.

Nov 08, 2016 11:38 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

fortunately not

Nov 08, 2016 11:13 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thankfully I haven't. Knock on wood. 

Nov 08, 2016 10:43 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Yes and it took them 9 months to clear it out! Hoarding is a mental illness but I got the right people to help..listed the home and it sold!

Nov 08, 2016 09:56 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hasn't happened yet but there is a seller I have been talking with for several years who says when she is ready to sell it's me. She hoards books!!

Nov 08, 2016 09:28 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Yes and I wrote about it. I think the title was how to sell a pigsty.

Nov 08, 2016 09:05 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Oh My - I'm getting dizzy...!!

Nov 08, 2016 07:28 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Wow!!  We have had a couple of these clients within our brokerage - in which you cannot even see the floor.  It looks like you have a real issue here.

Nov 08, 2016 07:15 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      Walked away from a high end listing, because it looked similar to your picture.  Magazines stacked to the ceiling in the hallways, two car garage packed like a can of sardines, every room crammed with stuff.

Nov 08, 2016 07:05 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes, and it was very difficult to explain what "staging your home" is all about!  The best way to sell a home like this is for the seller to move out, call in a cleaning crew and painter ... I've had to do that a few times and it worked out well.

Nov 08, 2016 07:04 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Once and this picture would be minor in comparison. She would dumpster dive.

Nov 08, 2016 07:04 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Yes. It took us one whole week to help her pack. The worst part is when she couldn't decide what to box and what to throw out...I mean, donate.

Nov 09, 2016 04:00 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I had clients in escrow on a house where the owner was a serious horder.  The photo you show was the equivalent of her "cleaned up" house after two weeks of cleaning for the inspection.

Nov 09, 2016 02:01 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Unfortunately.  A few too many.

Nov 09, 2016 12:07 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not quite that bad, but close!

Nov 08, 2016 10:54 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I rented a place to person who had floor to ceiling storage in every room with paths carved out to come & go I kid you not. I had people coming to see this

Nov 08, 2016 10:44 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, fortunately!

Nov 08, 2016 10:38 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Yes, I told them to separate their stuff into separate piles: to keep, throw away, and donate. I remind them that they are moving into a much smaller home and it's costly to hire a mover to move things that they do not even use anymore.

Nov 08, 2016 10:38 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Looks like this could be a nice room... minus a few things.

Nov 08, 2016 10:06 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Ha, that's child's play to one I had this past January; my guy took a 45 day escrow when we could have closed in 10 days (all cash) because I had to daily push him to remove, dump, pack, haul...etc. You had to shuffle step sideways between the aisles he created to maneuver his house.

Nov 08, 2016 09:36 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You mean besides me? Although I'm minor league compared to that photo LOL

Nov 08, 2016 09:16 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

No - and would not

Nov 08, 2016 08:55 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Your picture is minor compared to the one I had to clean out last year.

Nov 08, 2016 08:34 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Yes and a much worse example than that photo.   Sad.   

Nov 08, 2016 08:15 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thankfully, not!

Nov 08, 2016 07:54 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have seen foreclosures that looked pretty bad.

Nov 08, 2016 07:29 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - wow!

Nov 08, 2016 03:15 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, I know of one, will probably die before he is ready to change.

Nov 08, 2016 02:00 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Several, I had one house where the Attic space was full of 40 years of railroading magazines. the ceiling was beginning to crack under the weight. It took  a pickup load then (2) 20 yard containers to empty that space not to mention the rats.

Nov 08, 2016 11:13 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

As in listed a home? YES... and more than once. Only once were we not able to get the seller to cooperate to sell the home. Many times it is a must, and family gets involved

Nov 08, 2016 08:05 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Yes and 4 years later, I'm still waiting on them to declutter!

Nov 08, 2016 07:40 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No thankfully!

Nov 10, 2016 01:27 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thank God no, well maybe me

 

Nov 09, 2016 10:02 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Nov 09, 2016 08:23 PM