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(Some Guy)   Ever sell your house and use a real estate company? Ever think you may have picked the wrong one? Bet these homeowners' story beats yours   (wsbtv.com ) divider line
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2010-10-21 10:00:55 PM  
why do people let things like this happen to them?

It's your house... kick the f*cking door in and tell the moron to get out. Then call the cops and have them arrested. Do this armed....
 
2010-10-21 10:18:01 PM  

real shaman: why do people let things like this happen to them?

It's your house... kick the f*cking door in and tell the moron to get out. Then call the cops and have them arrested. Do this armed....


Not necessarily. It looks like the woman has the legal right to occupy the house. She's also pretty obviously in breach of the contract, but I don't know that a court would look too kindly on self-help in this situation.
 
2010-10-21 10:19:13 PM  

real shaman: why do people let things like this happen to them?

It's your house... kick the f*cking door in and tell the moron to get out. Then call the cops and have them arrested. Do this armed....


Yeah, that is what I was thinking. They didn't lease it to anyone she is simply trespassing. Open the door and call the cops. Don't even bring up the 'staging' contract. If she does call her a lunatic and have her carted off by the cops.

But it is in Buckhead so the the guy has no balls. His name is Devin and he writes schoolbooks and has a degree from Ogelthorpe. Man up Nancy.
 
2010-10-22 12:42:39 AM  
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You've just got Quaid biatch!
 
2010-10-22 01:12:46 AM  

feckingmorons: real shaman: why do people let things like this happen to them?

It's your house... kick the f*cking door in and tell the moron to get out. Then call the cops and have them arrested. Do this armed....

Yeah, that is what I was thinking. They didn't lease it to anyone she is simply trespassing. Open the door and call the cops. Don't even bring up the 'staging' contract. If she does call her a lunatic and have her carted off by the cops.

But it is in Buckhead so the the guy has no balls. His name is Devin and he writes schoolbooks and has a degree from Ogelthorpe. Man up Nancy.


And that's fine, right up until the point where she sues you.
 
2010-10-22 02:18:17 AM  

vartian: And that's fine, right up until the point where she sues you.


Don't you need an address to file a suit?
 
2010-10-22 02:21:33 AM  
best course of action would be...burn the house down. You would get the insurance money AND you could sue the company stating that their biatch started it. Of course she could not say otherwise...cause she would be dead :-)
 
2010-10-22 02:25:09 AM  
Hire Pauly Shore to live in there with her. She'll leave.


Of course...Then you'll have a Pauly problem. So you'll have to bring in the gorillas.
 
2010-10-22 02:25:27 AM  
Meh, shiat happens.
 
2010-10-22 02:28:32 AM  
help market their upscale Smyrna house.

Diana Davis visited the $350,000 home


An "upscale" $350K house? Huh?

COBB COUNTY, Ga.

Oh.
 
2010-10-22 02:31:18 AM  

I Am The Egg Matt Drudge Smears Upon His Body: help market their upscale Smyrna house.

Diana Davis visited the $350,000 home

An "upscale" $350K house? Huh?

COBB COUNTY, Ga.

Oh.


Yeah, not all parts of the country are littered with $500,000 800 square foot houses.
 
2010-10-22 02:41:04 AM  

feckingmorons: real shaman: why do people let things like this happen to them?

It's your house... kick the f*cking door in and tell the moron to get out. Then call the cops and have them arrested. Do this armed....

Yeah, that is what I was thinking. They didn't lease it to anyone she is simply trespassing. Open the door and call the cops. Don't even bring up the 'staging' contract. If she does call her a lunatic and have her carted off by the cops.

But it is in Buckhead so the the guy has no balls. His name is Devin and he writes schoolbooks and has a degree from Ogelthorpe. Man up Nancy.


That's pretty much typical of Buckhead residents.

i232.photobucket.com
Exhibit "A"
 
2010-10-22 02:44:32 AM  
i52.tinypic.com

Approves.
 
2010-10-22 02:51:42 AM  
And to think we laugh at England because of their gypsy squatter problems.
 
2010-10-22 02:52:24 AM  

mr lawson: best course of action would be...burn the house down.


I'd go with multiple posts on Craigslist:
- Get rid of (ethnic group here). Come to this address.
- Hells Angels suck. Come to this address if you think otherwise.
- Al Qaeda meeting to bring down America. Come to this address.
...
 
2010-10-22 02:55:18 AM  

jingks: vartian: And that's fine, right up until the point where she sues you.


For what breaking the door in on your own home?
Yelling at her to get the f off your property...
Accidently shooting her dead and saying she was attacking you on your own property.

 
2010-10-22 02:56:26 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Approves

/Simpsons did it
 
2010-10-22 02:57:39 AM  

MentalMoment: mr lawson: best course of action would be...burn the house down.

I'd go with multiple posts on Craigslist:
- Get rid of (ethnic group here). Come to this address.
- Hells Angels suck. Come to this address if you think otherwise.
- Al Qaeda meeting to bring down America. Come to this address.
...


Aw shiat, just imagine the Klan, the Black Panthers, Hell's Angels, the Salvation Army and the FBI/SWAT all convening at the same location at the same time. That would be awesome.
 
2010-10-22 03:09:08 AM  
www.nicnarrates.com

Problem solved.
 
2010-10-22 03:20:45 AM  
Call a locksmith and then do a inventory on the home.
I doubt the contract prohibits the owner from doing a inventory.
 
2010-10-22 03:51:50 AM  
i more enjoyed the story at the bottom about robbers in Atlanta breaking into Walgreens to steal cough syrup to make "purple drank"
 
2010-10-22 03:56:57 AM  

frizzantik: i more enjoyed the story at the bottom about robbers in Atlanta breaking into Walgreens to steal cough syrup to make "purple drank"


Then you love this thread.
 
2010-10-22 06:01:08 AM  
I'm supposed to be sorry for these people? They're doing jack squat to resolve the problem. The only thing they did was place a call to the sheriff.

At minimum, sue the show home company for $XM in damages, lost money from the stalled sale of the home, lawyer costs, emotional distress. The latter to be demonstrated by many visits to the shrink and talking to the media about your sob story....

Hmm, maybe they aren't such morons after all.
 
2010-10-22 06:54:21 AM  

Flt209er: Problem solved.


I literally lol'd.
 
2010-10-22 07:04:51 AM  
holy crap that house costs $350k in Georgia? I'm living in the wrong freaking state
 
2010-10-22 07:10:19 AM  
It's not that easy to evict someone you let move in your home. Once they're there it as the article states in most places takes a court ordered eviction notice and the sheriff serving it. Good luck on getting either one. They may have to pay her to move out. It's happened before.

Not a lawyer, just someone who's family has been burned.
 
2010-10-22 07:15:59 AM  

rosemary's baby daddy: holy crap that house costs $350k in Georgia? I'm living in the wrong freaking state


They likely purchased it for $450,000.
Their problem was that they hired a staging company. These are pointless if you live locally.
 
2010-10-22 07:39:39 AM  
Their problem is that they signed a contract that let her live there, and it appears in the eyes of the law this contract is being viewed the same as a lease agreement. So they have to follow the same process to remove her from the house as they would for a renter. So if these people engage in any of the self help that many of the ITG in this thread are recommending they will probably face severe financial repercussions. They should have put a clause in the contract stating that she can be removed from the property at anytime without notice.
 
2010-10-22 07:59:30 AM  
Done in one.
 
2010-10-22 08:11:11 AM  

ne2d: real shaman: why do people let things like this happen to them?

It's your house... kick the f*cking door in and tell the moron to get out. Then call the cops and have them arrested. Do this armed....

Not necessarily. It looks like the woman has the legal right to occupy the house. She's also pretty obviously in breach of the contract, but I don't know that a court would look too kindly on self-help in this situation.


Yes, kudos to you for noticing that there is a contract involved here, which TFA glosses over very rapidly. If the owners of the house signed a contract that this person would move in for X days and then move out, they're stuck; they signed the contract, and it doesn't really matter if Hannibal Lecter is in there showing the house.....well, it might matter to whoever's looking.....

/it's a contract
 
2010-10-22 08:51:17 AM  

rico567: ne2d: real shaman: why do people let things like this happen to them?

It's your house... kick the f*cking door in and tell the moron to get out. Then call the cops and have them arrested. Do this armed....

Not necessarily. It looks like the woman has the legal right to occupy the house. She's also pretty obviously in breach of the contract, but I don't know that a court would look too kindly on self-help in this situation.

Yes, kudos to you for noticing that there is a contract involved here, which TFA glosses over very rapidly. If the owners of the house signed a contract that this person would move in for X days and then move out, they're stuck; they signed the contract, and it doesn't really matter if Hannibal Lecter is in there showing the house.....well, it might matter to whoever's looking.....

/it's a contract


Contracts aren't ever worth the paper they're printed on. They are the homeowners. Kick the lady out.
 
2010-10-22 08:55:44 AM  
Read. The. Contract.
 
2010-10-22 08:56:22 AM  
Let me move in with her. If a naked, 350 lb, constantly horny devil can't get the idea across, then I'm all set.
 
2010-10-22 08:56:56 AM  
Around here, Realtors® branch out. Now they buy and sell candidates. Houses are a little too difficult now, with all those clouded titles and mortgages that no one can find.
 
2010-10-22 08:57:48 AM  
please, oh please. I'll be in my room.
 
2010-10-22 09:15:12 AM  
The contract is with the staging company, who also agrees that the woman needs to leave.
 
2010-10-22 09:33:36 AM  
I am guessing the courts would see this woman as a hired caretaker rather than a squatter. So bust the front door lock and physically toss her out.

350k is a good deal for a McMansion but it would mean you have to live in Georgia.

What the caretaker might look like.
static.tvguide.com
 
2010-10-22 09:44:53 AM  
A person who does something like this deserves whatever happens to her. Even that. Or that. That too.
 
kth
2010-10-22 09:58:15 AM  
I didn't get too far in the process, but the contract is (as far as I know) annually, or until it is sold, whichever is first. It wasn't exactly a lease. Ultimately, I decided to not be a "resident manager" because a house I wanted in a more reasonable neighborhood for my lifestyle came up for rent. I would have been in a 1.5m house (in Kansas City) for something like $800/month.

However... if you can successfully argue tenancy in the house, the law will favor you, as generally people with the means to own property are more powerful than the tenant who rents the property. This is primarily to attempt to rein in slumlords. It may be difficult to evict them, but changing the locks is a bad step to take for the resident manager, as the landlord (whether the staging company or the owner) should have the right to inspect the property if reasonable.

/been a while since law school
 
2010-10-22 10:11:15 AM  
Why on earth would you pay someone to live in your house to show it?? People call up, make appts, the realtor meets them there, and shows the house - it's not hard. I cannot wrap my head around the idea that somehow the fact that someone is cooking in my kitchen, showering in my bathroom and having their personal items around is going to help sell my house???
 
2010-10-22 10:21:29 AM  

kth: I didn't get too far in the process, but the contract is (as far as I know) annually, or until it is sold, whichever is first. It wasn't exactly a lease. Ultimately, I decided to not be a "resident manager" because a house I wanted in a more reasonable neighborhood for my lifestyle came up for rent. I would have been in a 1.5m house (in Kansas City) for something like $800/month.

However... if you can successfully argue tenancy in the house, the law will favor you, as generally people with the means to own property are more powerful than the tenant who rents the property. This is primarily to attempt to rein in slumlords. It may be difficult to evict them, but changing the locks is a bad step to take for the resident manager, as the landlord (whether the staging company or the owner) should have the right to inspect the property if reasonable.

/been a while since law school


Further, she made fundamental changes to the property by changing the locks. Call the cops and call it vandalism and theft. They'll get a warrant, and then can go on to the property.
 
2010-10-22 10:21:57 AM  
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'Amature'
 
2010-10-22 10:49:27 AM  
Oh this would not fly.

Mr. State Trooper can hold up one end of Mr. Battering Ram, 'cause this gal got to GO.
 
2010-10-22 10:58:53 AM  

rogue_L_chick: Why on earth would you pay someone to live in your house to show it?? People call up, make appts, the realtor meets them there, and shows the house - it's not hard. I cannot wrap my head around the idea that somehow the fact that someone is cooking in my kitchen, showering in my bathroom and having their personal items around is going to help sell my house???


I had a co-worker who moonlight as a house "stager," and this wasn't a rare question for her. I'll paraphrase her explanation:

If you have multiple homes, having someone who can function as both stager and caretaker is a real boon when selling a house you currently don't live in - such a person gives the appearance that the house has just come onto the market, instead of a house that's been on the market for months or longer, and you have someone who's bothered to furnish it for staging purposes. In addition, folks looking to steal metals, fixtures, and so on are far more likely to pick an unoccupied house, not one in which you can clearly see occupation. Staged house, someone living in it - it's basically a home at that point, and people like to buy homes.
 
2010-10-22 11:53:04 AM  
Question for you "stagers" out there...does it actually work? Wouldn't a property management company that just pops by for a walk around work enough? Who picks up the utilities when staging? I wouldn't want anybody living on the property. I'd probably swing the neighbors a few bucks just to give me a phone call if they see anything unusual.
 
2010-10-22 12:43:10 PM  
Step One: Buy bat
Step Two: Break smallest window you can fit through with above mentioned bat
Step Three: Climb in window
Step Four: Engage in aggressive negotiations to get her out
Step Five: Clean up blood, call to get window replaced

I don't know how these people lasted more than 5 or 10 minutes being locked out of their own home. I agree with the many other posters: Man up, Nancy.
 
2010-10-22 12:48:44 PM  
snl.jt.org

approves

/is it so hard to see someone happy?
 
2010-10-22 12:53:45 PM  

Flt209er: Problem solved.


I like it. That or set it on fire. Evict her and collect insurance for the cost of a fifth of 100 proof Vodka, a rag, and a lighter. Then when she comes out, hit her with a shovel under general principle.
 
2010-10-22 12:56:41 PM  

MythDragon: 'Amature'


read that story bout the 15 italian squatters . . . i honestly think if that situation had happened in the U.S. that it would be perfectly acceptable to remove them with a lil bit of shotgun persuasion (and no, that's not ITG, they broke into the guy's house while he was out for a week and then changed the locks on his house before he came back) . . . over in the u.k. squatter issues aren't a criminal matter (which blows my mind) so if they get into your house while you're there, it's burglary, if they get into your house while you're on vacation, it's squatting
 
2010-10-22 05:28:09 PM  

chas218: Step One: Buy bat
Step Two: Break smallest window you can fit through with above mentioned bat
Step Three: Climb in window
Step Four: Engage in aggressive negotiations to get her out
Step Five: Clean up blood, call to get window replaced

I don't know how these people lasted more than 5 or 10 minutes being locked out of their own home. I agree with the many other posters: Man up, Nancy.


If you'd bothered to RTFA, you'd notice that the owners are under a contract that allows the 'stager' to live there. Consequently, if they took your suggestion, they'd be charged with all sorts of crimes and end up going to PMITA prison for quite some time.

/jeez, does ANYBODY read the articles?
 
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