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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Yes I have! Wayne Martin probably hasn't seen it in an urban area, but it happens quite often in rural areas. It happens a lot with driveways and paths! It most often happens in places where people have used a path or drive way for years. A new owner comes along and wants to close it. Case goes to court and the new owner always loses.

Nov 07, 2019 05:56 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

AKA - squatters rights ~ when someone uses the property as their own over a number of years and then makes claim to it. If then uncontested and proof of possession can be made, it legally becomes theirs. ~ I have seen this happen a couple of times over the years.

Nov 07, 2019 05:52 AM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not encountered adverse possession ever in 26 years.

Nov 07, 2019 07:21 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

A couple of times over 20 years

Nov 07, 2019 07:07 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Nope not in my illustrious career so far.

Nov 07, 2019 06:53 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Not yet, thankfully.  i have had a few instances of fences and drives encroaching on neighbors properties, 

Nov 07, 2019 06:36 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties


Nov 07, 2019 06:24 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Interesting, I know it just from RE book.

Nov 07, 2019 06:02 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

More theory than actual! Rarely can someone meet all of the standards!

Nov 07, 2019 05:47 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I suspect it happens most often with unrecorded easements for access via an adjacent property.

Nov 07, 2019 06:31 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

During the years following the Bank of America caused recession assertive squatters were not uncommon. This tactic gave the appearance of legitimacy due to the overwhelming volume of abandoned real estate. 

It did however solve a problem for those who found shelter. Whether it  was solely for shelter or simply a strategy to live FREE on anothers real estate to save for a future purchase, these folks were problematic.

The sheriff gets there too soon to make this tactic practical today.

Nov 07, 2019 05:51 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many times, a lot of rural land boundaries are established in the wrong place.  Often this is not noticed until we survey the land for timber sales or other practices.

From this point forward it is up to a judge to determine which neighbor will win.

Nov 07, 2019 01:15 PM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Adverse possession is included in real estate course work in CA. I know what it is ... nothing I have experienced in real estate. 

Nov 07, 2019 07:45 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Not in my business practice, however one day I came home after being gone on a business trip to find my husband roto-tilled a line down our entire lot line. When I inquired he advised he had our yard surveyed and found out the neighbor was taking a good amount of our land.  We ended up planting Arbor Vitae's down the entire lot line (NO FENCES PLEASE) so as to keep a good relationship with the neighbor -- which we did. But for all practical purposes he could have (down the road) said he had been maintaining it for over 20 years and we didn't want to even entertain that idea.

Nov 07, 2019 07:38 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 not.

Nov 15, 2019 12:48 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It did NOT happen in my universe.

Nov 09, 2019 05:51 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never had any problem with regards to adverse possession; however, I did see a lady with a beard and the worlds smallest horse at a state fair.

Nov 08, 2019 03:13 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Adverse Possession is one of the things that we learned about when taking our real estate licensing courses.

I remember it.

I have never seen it happen.

Nov 07, 2019 06:33 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Mott Marvin Kornicki not yet!

Nov 07, 2019 04:10 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Great answers. 

Thank you - it is always good to refresh something what we don't use every day in real estate.

Nov 07, 2019 01:23 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. Google has the answer.

Nov 07, 2019 10:43 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties


Nov 07, 2019 09:35 AM