When a house went for a short sale across the street from us in our quiet respectable North Cape May neighborhood, I was curious. I'm not a novice to real estate and have bought and sold my share of properties, mostly with an upstanding realtor that I consider a friend for life. That is how most realtors are, they are members of your community conduct themselves accordingly. Most realtors don't want one-time customers, they want clients and friends for life, for they realize that one happy person tells ten more, and before they know it, they have a network of friends, customers and colleagues.
Unfortunately, not all people and realtors are cut from that mold. When I gave my realtor/friend the info. of the home across the street from us, she sighed and told us in so many words to watch out. So what I thought? Let us check the place out, maybe it would make a good investment. We looked, it was beyond repair, mold and feces odors permeated every crack in the home, so be it, a teardown, that's what I would do, I lost interest in it, and thought, let someone else do it.
Ok, I sure got mine, without deserving it!!!! Being a computer geek and hobbyist, I recently installed a dozen cameras with a DVR that records 24/7. What I saw horrified and sickened me. To increase the curb appeal of the home across the street (wooded lot) Jean Ball ordered a leaf cleanout. I watched sickened and horrified when I saw her henchmen dump over 22 tarps full of leaves and debris on my recently remodeled home. Time after time they walked, stomped all over my lawn and just dumped, and dumped, and dumped more.
There's literally piles four feet high of leaves and yard debris. My trash and recyclables weren't picked up last week because the trashmen could not find my receptacles. My landscaper couldn't clean our leaves out, and forget parking in front. When you look at our home from the street you can only see half of our porch through the leaf piles.
I called her office, they chuckled and took my information, said they would return my call, they did not. Total disrespect, and that was the receptionist!!! That office is littered with garbage, much like my house after having the misfortune of living across the street from one of her listings. She probably calls her clients "marks" or "suckers"
Since an ordinance was violated I called the police, they called her, she told the officer, she would clean it up today, well it's today, and guess who still has piles of debris out front! She even lied to the cop! Will she lie to you? You betcha!
I don't know her, have never met her, but I could not imagine doing business with anyone this unscrupulous. Can you imagine what she's not telling you? Do you really think you would come out on the good side of a transaction with a low-life person that operates in this manner? Are you willing to bet your life savings? Do you want to make the biggest purchase of your life with her?
I think not, there are plenty of great realtors, Jean Ball is not one of them. Steer clear unless you want Jean Ball to take your lunch money and then some.