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Santiago Ken…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL

Crazy trumpet man 3

Asked by Santiago Kensel Sanchez, Chicago, IL Fri Jul 19, 2013

and this will certainly harm MY SALE!! This has been going on for some time and the guy is acting as if this were his full-time job.

What can be done? Please advise,

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Connie Mitchell’s answer
This fella is definately not working with a full load of bricks; therefore you probably cannot reason with him. Assuming his trumpet playing might be breaking some decible level of the noise ordinance, I would file a complaint. Or maybe you could bribe him to not play during your showings - pay him off with a little bit of tea and crumpets, in lieu of car and trumpets??
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 11, 2013
We understand that you're perturbed:
You cannot DO anything about him,
Except maybe take him a Pizza when you show the property.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
I'd try the route of disturbing the peace to see if you get anywhere. Price will always win the day over most evils...even a crazy trumpet man.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 20, 2013
If the neighbors are bothered, then they're the ones who should report him for disturbing the peace. Not sure how far you'd get with it if you're not the one who lives in the house. Call or visit the local precinct and see what you can do to get a beat cop out there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 20, 2013
Price will overcome this when the buyers realize the value is there even with the disturbance-just like a busy road or near a school.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 20, 2013
This may be the only occaision when suggesting selling when the Chicago snow is deep applies.
It has been my experience when attempting to impose your will on another, who has nothing to lose, the situation becomes WORSE.
As Ron suggests, the 'something to gain' approach my work better. You may have to employ a tag team approach.
Here in Dunedin FL, we take pride in this ciities Scottish heritage. Every social group SEEMS compelled to have their very own bagpipe marching band.
These folks practice...EVERYWHERE, all the time! My Christmas 'gag gift' is a 90 minute CD of "Christmas in Scottland' bagpipe music.
Somehow, others have been persuaded to acknowledge the
squawking and squealling as local charm.
However, I concede, no one has yet to practice on the top of an suv in the Florida sun.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 20, 2013
As a piper myself, I realize that folks either love or hate bagpipe tunes. For instance, my sister asked me this questions:

"What's the difference between an onion and a bagpipe?"

Answer: no one cries when you chop up the bagpipe!

Len (the "Polish Piper")

Leonard “Len” Dunikoski, GRI
REALTOR® Associate
Diane Turton Realtors – Rumson Office
8 West River Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 239-0739 (cell) (732) 530-6686 (office)
Flag Sat Jul 20, 2013
In California we have disclosures laws so that is a disclosable event.

If the guy is mad at a neighbor maybe the authorities can intervene and organize a mediation. As you said it can't be fun 100 on a black SUV and the music isn't appreciated. Perhaps a win-win could be found between the two.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
Determine if he is mad with you client. If he is, then you can reason with him. Otherwise can the police, alderman or other community service people.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
Disturbing the peace. You can call the cops. Not sure if they will care though.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
If you get rid of the Crazy Man,
are the Sellers going to suddenly decide not to sell?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
There must be some laws about disturbing the peace. I think I know why your sellers want to sell.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
The neighbors (and your seller) should be making noise complaints or something to the alderman / 311 I would think!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
Enlist the help of the local authorities:
Police, Alderman's office, Local Community Groups.

If that fails, pay him to stay away when you have showings - ;-)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
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