As Tim mentioned below, you can price the home aggressively. The problem you face thou, is this harassment MUST be disclosed to any future Buyer's. And I can assure you, this will turn off Buyer's from purchasing your home. That being said, If this neighbors nutty behavior is the only reason you're considering the sale of your home, then I suggest you keep the home. Why lose money in the sale of your home when this neighbor will be gone once his home has sold. Let the bank complete their foreclosure process. Yes, it could take some time. However, once the neighbor is gone then you can move on with your life and enjoy the new found peace and quiet. In the meantime, if you have not already spoken with your other neighbors. Try letting them know what has been taking place. Maybe you can gather their support in dealing with this problem neighbor. Maybe this neighbor will back off once they know you have others in your neighborhood supporting you and watching over you. You may also try contacting the Bank who is foreclosing the home. I do not know if it will help, but it is worth a try. Lastly, document everything this neighbor does and says to you and your family. That way in the event you have to contact the Police, you will have the information they need. I hope this helps to answer your question and wish you the best of luck no matter what decision you reach.
If you want to relocate out of the neighborhood, if you prepared the property for market, priced at or below market and marketed the home properly, you should be able to get into contract within 2 weeks and close within 30 days (45 days and you will get to move). Please feel free to contact me at 415-832-9151 or email@example.com if you would like to discuss this offline and privately.
All the best,
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It's likely in your best interest to explore all other options to get the issue you have with your neighbor resolved and then decide whether you still wish to sell.
Do your homework and gather all the pertinent information, including what you could expect to gain from selling your home etc. Any good real estate professional will be able to assist you with this. Should the issue with the neighbor still exist when you sell the home, you must disclose it. Doing so, of course, is likely to affect a buyer's decision to purchase your home as well as possibly the value of the home.
For additional information, feel free to call me at 415-200-7202.
Also go to http://www.sanfranciscoresidentialhomes.com for a Market Insider report on your neighborhood.
Once escrow closes, the lender who foreclosed will usually offer the owner cash for keys and will not allow the seller to live there for more then 30-60 days.
Note: Why don't you have the police give this guy a restraining order?
Best of luck,
Lance R. King - Founder/Managing Broker
King Realty Group
DRE # 01384425
415.722.5549 - Cell
I would suggest you look more at sticking it out if you weren't planning on selling anyway. If you can handle some time, you may end up winning in the long run. I think renting it out is a good suggestion too, rather than selling.
Now if you really wanted to sell anyway, then that is another story, and you are back to disclosing.
Zephyr Real Estate
BRE No. 01188380
Something doesn't make sense to me. Is your neighbor renting or did he own the home? If he was renting whoâ€™s to say he isn't staying. Banks usually evict former homeowners before they put foreclosures on the market. If it's going to a foreclosure auction and no one buys the home at auction banks usually start the process right away.