Worst — and Best — Case Scenarios

The worst possible explanation — and the one I immediately feared — was that the very long trailer full of PVC piping that suddenly appeared in front of my Southwest Minneapolis listing the other week meant that the city was about to undertake a protracted repair.

So much for my client’s quiet residential street, at least in the short run — never mind prospective Buyers’ access to the home, the issue of looming special assessments to pay for the work, updated Seller disclosures, and various other headaches associated with ongoing street/sewer construction.

“Now You See It . . . “

Which leaves the best case scenario (and actual explanation): the repair¬†was actually two blocks south, and the storage trailer was temporarily parked across from my client’s home because there wasn’t room closer to the work site.

Thankfully, the trailer was gone scarcely 3 hours later.

All together: Phew!!

See also, “Pending” vs. “Assessed” vs. “Payable” vs. “Levied” . . . Huh?!?; and “What to Do About the Pornographic Statue* on the Neighbor’s Front Lawn.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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