I once took a listing from a Absentee LandLord who said he had evicted his female Tenant from his remote ranch, and he told me about the "secret key" I'd find on the site.
I went there, found the secret key, and let myself in to find that the female's Boyfriend hadn't been evicted and his New Hampshire State Trooper's Uniform was still hanging in the closet . . . . along with his holstered Service Revolver.
I carefully took my measurements and some photos and let myself out, leaving a business card on the kitchen counter, and called the Owner when I got back to the Office. The Owner plead ignorance and just said "You'll be able to handle it !"
Turned out that the Cop was recently estranged from his Wife and had been paying the rent for his GirlFriend at this property; but she hadn't been paying the LandLord lately and only she knew about the eviction (and she had used the rent money to leave the area) . . . . so the Cop was not in the best mood when he called me (I'm in Vermont, as is the Property).
He made some threats of violence towards me and I told him that he was engaging in mis-directed hostility which seemed to enrage him even more. So I finally told him that I wouldn't need to be back in the property for 3 or 4 days . . . . so he could take his time getting out.
He said he'd find me; but he never did. I guess he came to his senses. I was careful to drive past the ranch a few times looking for activity (or inactivity) before going in again.
Some people in Law Enforcement are just as flakey as the rest of us.
Still, I think of him anytime I drive through New Hampshire !
Dale C. Hittle of GOLDEN RULE PROPERTIES in Glover, Vermont
Where We're Always Striving To Put Together "THE FAIR DEAL"