Does a real estate agent have to disclose a haunting?
Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:16 PM
The last house that we bought and renovated was built in 1884 and you always felt sad in it but when we started to renovate it Ms.Thang came out and let us know she did not like what we were doing.She scared the pants off of our plumber and a couple workers wouldn't come back.Personally I adored her, she had quite the personality . As weird as this sounds I miss her. I talked to her a bunch.Her real name was Mrs.Shumanski but because she had such a personality I called her Ms.Thang. I used to tell her that as stubborn as she was I was 10xs more. She knew she was dead like your guy but she loved the house and wouldn't move on. I certainly did care that she stayed I just wish that she was less "vocal" at times. lol She used to love to turn off my music.
I saw her once and I was taken aback for a moment but the people we bought the house from had pictures of their family and there was a picture of her and I was like OMG I finally put a face to the pain in the butt who scaring the pants of the workers. She was kinda like you cantankerous spinster aunt. lol
Anyway I was poking around inside by myself because my fiance wanted to see the stream and the back yard. I plan on going back once more so we can make the final decision but I was chatting to myself and whoever was there with me . I was saying how much I loved it but we were going to be making some changes so if they could please bear with us for a few months everything would be back to normal. The realtor actually walked in on me while I was having this chat and was like "Who are you talking too? I was like ..uh...myself?!"
It's not that I am hoping we have a ghost its just that I am not opposed to having one. lol My list for the next house wasnt :big kitchen
I just am so used to having something there that I miss it. lol
Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:56 PM
I never thought to develop them more because I have very early memories of spirits.My parents never amde me feel like I was losing my mind. They encouraged it.Now my fiance was convinced that he saw a full body apparition in his house when he was 15 and his parents made him go to therapy.Now he is not receptive at all to anything supernatural.
I have always been open to developing my ability be aware of things around me.
Its hard being with my fiance because he doesn't believe but I also understand being a believer or non believer is a very personal thing so I am very happy I found this BB because you guys are all so nice. And I find this conversation very interesting.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:52 PM
Posted 07 March 2008 - 03:45 AM
Thanks everyone. I have been doing my homework and have been proactive with what questions I do ask.It's not a deal breaker to me. We have been looking at really old houses (built in 1780 etc) and if anything I think it would add character to the house.
I wouldn't blame the seller at all if we bought a house that had activity in it. I guess what I am saying is, it's not a deal breaker but if the seller is aware of activity I would like it to be disclosed.
I am just not sure how to ask it?
I am firm in my beliefs but I don't want my Realtor to think I am a kook.
Thanks Annie for the nice welcome!
Personally, I'd just look at them with a broad smile and outright ask "do you know if the house is haunted ?" A friend of mine just bought a haunted house in missouri. The place was at one point used as a mortuary and I would soooo love to go visit him. As for the law regarding the issue, I think that's been pretty well covered. It varies by state.
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