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Today’s interesting story from my many years in real estate is all about a listing of mine that had the kind of buzz that you don’t want.
I was selling a foreclosed house several years ago and when we went into the house, we noticed something disturbing.
There was a buzzing sound all around because of about a million bees in the house. We concluded that there was probably a beehive in there somewhere.
We contacted a beehive removal service who went out and killed all the bees—or so we thought. Apparently, bees have nine lives or something, because they had to come back and take care of the bees again. After two tries, there were still bees, so they had to come out a third time.
“One entire wall was filled with 150 pounds of honey and about five hives.”
Once they got rid of all the bees, it turns out there was an entire wall filled with 150 pounds of honey from about five beehives. It took us $5,000 to have it taken care of, and the floor was just littered with dead bees.
There probably isn’t a lesson to be learned here, other than you don’t want to have bees in your walls. It might create a neighborhood buzz, but not the kind you want.
If you’re thinking of selling or buying a (bee-free) home, you can always give me a call or send me an email. I’m here to help—as long as there are no bees.