I was showing listings last weekend and a couple of them were short sales and foreclosures. One in particular is worth writing about. It was the first house of the day and I was meeting my clients there. As usual, I got there about 15 minutes early so I could open everything up before my clients arrived.
While I was walking through the living room I stopped to look at the stained glass window high up on the wall and noticed that the top left corner had a large gap (see photo). I walked closer to the window to inspect it and the debris on the floor below it. Good thing I did! The entire left side of the window below the stained glass window had a large winding crack in the wall and pile of debris on the floor was from cracks that were in the window framing under the artificial ivy.
We were there about a half hour, walking through the house and taking notes when what looked like the lawn crew pulled up with a truck complete with mowers and edgers. We were surprised when they pulled a ladder off their truck and carried it around back to the stained glass window area on the outside of the house.
After talking to the men we found out that they had been hired by the bank to fix the area. The wall needs SERIOUS repair work. The bank told them to 'just caulk the window'. After inspecting it the men said they don't do half #$%$ work like that and packed up their ladder without doing anything.
My clients had seen enough - we moved on to the next home on our list. You have to wonder why the bank would hire these men to just caulk the window - that will fix nothing! Sometimes you just have to scratch your head and wonder.................
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