I read a story last week in the SF Chronicle newspaper and I've been thinking I'd like to hear what other Realtors think.
Of course, this is San Francisco, so there are a lot of flavors of lifestyles here. As the story goes, a recently divorced man bought a 2nd floor condo (2 unit) in a great neighborhood and with a big back yard - great for his 10 year old son. Unfortunately the new buyer has allergies, so he announced to the man living in the lower unit that he intended to remove the carpet.
Later he gets an email from downstairs telling him that his neighbor is a sexual enthusiast and enjoys leather sex. Without the thick carpet and pad, he is afraid that "noise that doesn't sound as pleasurable as it is" will be heard by all, including the 10 year old.
The new owner is now upset and feels he can't move in. The writer of the article C.W. Nevius, asked the question: "Shouldn't the real estate agents have disclosed the issue?" I know what the agent in the article said, and I agree with him 100 per cent. Your thoughts??
*Image from Mr S Leathers
Original article by C. W. Nevius
John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area