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By Seth Teel | Agent in San Antonio, TX

House Sold, Seller Took Everything but the Dog.

Investment PropertiesNote: This post was originally feature on the Invest San Antonio Blog 
The world of investment real estate is filled with ups and downs. It seems to feed a never-ending stream of lessons learned, oddities, and anecdotes.  The last couple of weeks in my office have made for some interesting occurrences.

ast week we closed on the sale of a property in Northern Hills, San Antonio.  After closing the new owner stopped by the property to check on his investment, only to find that the former owner had left his dog.  The odd thing was the former owner had two dogs, but decided to leave one.  This poor fellow was left in an empty home with nothing but a bowl of water that wouldn't last him more than a day or two.  

Upon discovery of the pet, our client promptly contacted one of my colleagues to see if we could get a hold of the previous owner.  A call to the owner only rendered a "this number has been disconnected" message.  We then tried to call the former owner's son, to no avail.  Finally we called the City of San Antonio's Animal Care Services. ACS was happy to help and said they would send someone out.

My colleague then proceeded to the property to meet with the new owner and see about the dog.  After a while, the owner of the neighboring property came home from work and stopped by to greet his new neighbor.  As it turns out, the neighbor was the new caretaker for the dog.  His new pet had broken out of his yard while he was at work and had gone back to his former home.  Crisis averted.  Animal Care Services was notified, and all was well.  

This story has a happy ending, but what if the former owner really had left his pet?  Here are a few links for animal care in San Antonio:

Seth Teel is a licensed agent for New Western Acquisitions. I specialize in investment property, REOs, foreclosures, sales, acquisitions, rentals, auctions, estate sales, and all types of real estate investment. Call: 210-628-9373 or Email: InvestSATX@gmail.com

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