Homing Instinct

Sellers frown on Buyers moving in before closing, for about 27 (valid) reasons.

But, the Momma raccoon that set up housekeeping in my client’s window well hardly asked anyone’s permission.

And since my clients moved out-of-town well before closing, it fell to the Buyer ” and specifically, their pre-closing walk-thru inspection ” to discover them.

Instead of insisting that the Seller call animal control (or an exterminator!), however, the Buyer graciously decided to leave the Momma and baby raccoons alone, and let time ” and a helpful 2 x 4 they put in the window well ” take its course.

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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