A couple of months ago I received an reo listing from an asset management company that sometimes sends me listings, not many, but hey every little bit helps. They ordered the CFK, and although I am usually succesful with cfks, in this case the homeowner did not agree to it. She was receiving advice from an attorney/friend that told her to stay in the house. After a while, as it happens, I was notified of the lock out date. The family was already gone on the lockout date, but they had destroyed the property. Among many other things, they took of all the electric outlet covers throughout the house and left the wires exposed. The house has illegal additions, code violations, an empty pool, electric issues, they broke walls, took all appliances, Central A/C, etc. Since I am very familiar with the way this particular city works, I sent in a document attached to the bpo explaining everything and advising what needed to be done before the house started showing to avoid problems with the city. Needless to say they sent my bpo back 3 times because the appraissal came in at a higher value. Of course the appraisser was not using reo comps with similar illegal additions and/or conversions. He failed to mention that probably more than half the house would have to be demolished because it was done without permits. Finally my price is approved and the property goes on the market, I go back to the property before listing it on the mls to make sure it was ready to be showed. When I get there, I find the only thing done was the trash out and they caped the exposed wires. I again write to the am and send pics, since they have their own preservation co to do everything, they've decided that was all they were going to do to sell the property as is. Ok, well I dont want to be a pain...To make a long story short, the house has been on the market for less than a week and somehow the city already heard about this beauty and went there today (without even notifying me) I don't know how they got in. They later faxed a 2 page long violation to my office listing everything they could think of and they want it fixed yesterday. Now for the plastic cover plates that I recommended to put on all the electric outlets just to make it look decent we have to hire an electrician, pull permits and pay fines!!! They are going to make my life miserable and hold up the sale for months and many of this problems could have been avoided by just doing some minor work in the house, not only to avoid problems with the city, but also for safety issues. Now even the mosquitoes in the neighborhood are coming from inside this house. LOL. I could only laugh when I saw what they were hitting us with. I love my job, I work very long hours, try to stay optimistic in all situations and will go the extra mile to get issues resolved and close the deal. This one will close, I know that, but Im going to have to move into the city office until everything is done the way they want it and they take pity on me or get tired of having me around. Oh... and drain my pockets while I wait for reimbursement.