They Stole My Fence!

by Michael Bolton on November 26, 2011

My Fence is Gone!


When measuring the outside of an REO property I was accosted by the neighbor, he wanted to know if I knew where the past owner had moved to. I told him I didn’t have clue, and then he asked me if I could find out for him. I’m not sure if he thought I was Sherlock Holmes, but I told him that I was just the lowly appraiser. I then made the mistake of asking him why he needed to find his ex-neighbor so bad. “They stole my FENCE!”, he shouted. He then proceeded to tell me that he went to let his dog out one morning, only to find the fence he helped pay for was gone, and how he had to chase his dog throughout the neighborhood trying to catch-it.

He probably should of invested in a little obedience training (for the dog), but it’s probably easier just putting up a fence. I’m not sure how he didn’t notice a fence being taken down. I really felt bad for the guy, not only did he lose his fence, but now he has to look at all of the treasures the past owner left behind.

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