Category: True Stories

Septic System Failed: 5 of 7

“What do you mean the septic system test failed? It’s on top of the hill surrounded by oaks.” Today’s standards require the bottom of your drain field trench to be 3 feet above seasonal water staining in the soils, even if that staining was 1000 years ago…

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How Do You Catch An Ostrich: 4 of 7

As the young Veterinarian answered the phone he said to his wife, “It’s Jeff Joyer, the Family Realtor. He listed a hobby farm he thinks is right for us.” Even though they weren’t looking to move at the time, the young couple did take a look…

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Heavy Weight Inspector: 3 of 7

It was the first big thunderstorm of the season and it was no surprise when the phone rang, “Jeff, our roof is leaking.” This was a buyer who selected his own home inspector…

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Inconsiderate Seller: 2 of 7

It’s every buyer’s nightmare, even if it has only happened once in a thousand sales. The buyers drive up to their newly purchased Shoreview home to find a semi-trailer backed up to the front door.  It’s nearly empty and no one is around…

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Guardian Angel Get Away: 1 of 7

It was my job to tell a young couple with recently born twins that their closing was going to be delayed from Friday to Tuesday, “What about our truck rental and how do we get help, on a Tuesday?” A cavalry of help did show up on Tuesday ages 8-38. Kids, cousins, family friends and two trucks…

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