Trespassing Squatters Occupying Short Sale Property File TRO Against the Selling Agent. Yes You Read That Correctly.
Happy Monday! We’ve got another exciting story for you, about some riveting residents who really respect realtards. Read on!
ANTIOCH, Calif. — A Bay Area real estate agent said she’s being taken to court by squatters in Antioch who have taken over a house she’s trying to sell.
As many as three people have been living in the Concord home since December. Even though the owner never gave them permission to move in, they’re apparently not moving out without a fight.
Real estate agent Melissa Case said she can’t get too close to the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home she’s listed for sale in Antioch because the unauthorized residents took her to court.
“I have a temporary restraining order against me right now,” Case said. “I cannot come within 50 yards of the home, which was filed by the squatters.”
Case is definitely a Real Estate Professional. You can tell from the way she talks, because it reads just like listing copy we see every day here. The home was filed by the squatters, Got it. So you’re going to love this next quote from Ms. Case:
“Actually the police came out and verified that their… rental agreement? [air quotes]… was false and full of misspellings.”
Because nothing says Real Estate Professional like an example of their work product written up full of misspellings.
Here’s the house, and it was not easy to find. Case described it as a “four bedroom two and a half bath” but Redfin listed it as a 4/3. Also just to really mess with our minds, the article also said it was in Concord (see the second paragraph above). Do you have any idea how many freaking short sales there are in Antioch? Or Concord? Let’s just say I have a feeling we’re not in Los Altos anymore.
5116 THISTLEWOOD Ct
Antioch, CA 94531
SQ. FT.: 1,873
$/SQ. FT.: $80
LOT SIZE: 5,900 Sq. Ft.
YEAR BUILT: 1991
COUNTY: Contra Costa
ON REDFIN: 23 days
End of Court Location and Across the street from the neighborhood park!! This home needs TLC.
End of Court! Get it? Get it? Because the agent got taken to court! Ahahahahahaha!
And speaking of short sales, the “homeowner in Berkeley” picked up this winner of a house for $460,000. In 2004. The current asking price is 23% less than what the house sold for, new, in 1992. Perhaps “needs TLC” means “Teardown, Level and Condemn.”