I recently sold a property, vacant, no tenant, no owner in the house. The company handling the foreclosure just did not want to bother with showings. They were out of the area, the property was not big or expensive, and they did ot want the liability of a lock box.
(It is a common problem, on foreclosure properties, that a client "trips and falls" during a showing, leaving the lender, with deep pockets, at risk.)
For this reason, mant agents who handle 50 or 100 foreclosures at a time are simply embracing a business model of "inside with accepted offer only".
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That would be my educated guess also, what Brad has suggested below. This is often the case when there is an uncooperative tenant on the property & there is difficulty showing the property. If you are going to make an offer on such a property, make sure you check out the comparable properties in the area and make your offer subject to interior viewing and inspection. Good luck!
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