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Worlds Worst Hoarders & Tenants - Stomach Retching Photos - This happened to me...

Worlds Worst Hoarders & Tenants - Stomach Retching Photos - This actually happened to one of my properties....

We verified the application.  Tenant always paid on time.  We never had any complaints.  Then he lost his job after he ended up in jail for driving under the influence.   He quit paying rent and this is how we found our property! Here is the LINK if the YouTube Video is not working:


Pam Jank, CRS, GRI, ABR, CNE, RRS, Realtor(c)Pam Jank, CRS, GRI, ABR, CNE, RRS, Realtor(c)
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Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty
1924 Northwest Blvd, Coeur d'Alene ID 83814


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Comment balloon 15 commentsPam Jank • November 21 2011 01:56AM


I am glad this is not full sensory TV.  The smell has to be gross.

Posted by Tim Lorenz, 949 874-2247 (TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team) about 9 years ago

Oh my.

Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) about 9 years ago

Tim, you better believe it... that was the "Stomach Retching" Part!

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) about 9 years ago

I've never figured out why not having money means you have to keep your trash in the house - but I've seen this situation over and over.

Sorry you have this to deal with. Also sorry these slobs reside in Idaho! (Oh no, oh no!)

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) about 9 years ago

Oh Pam, this is nasty. I see hazmat suits in someones future (I feel so sorry for whomever has to clean it). Obviously this person has some issues and hopefully he will get some help while incarcerated (at least detox).

Perhaps he could have recycled the cans for the rent money?

Jacque & Larry

Posted by Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska (Alaska Dream Makers) about 9 years ago

OMG!!! That absolutely wins the prize for the filthiest tenant ever. Unbelievable how he could be so lazy, and not make any effort to clean up. He lived on beer and Chinese food it seems. Wow! Hope you can get it back to livable. So sorry this happened to you.

Posted by Cheryl Dickson, Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector (Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector) about 9 years ago

Just curious - how long did it take to get this way?

Posted by Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan (Sage Executive Group Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Sharon, We estimate it was about a 6-month period that he started living this way.

Larry, We didn't even recycle the cans because he used them as a toilet.  Urine in most of them.....  Feces in pizza boxes, etc...

We had to do the clean up.  It was disgusting!  And then we had to fix the damange it caused.


Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) about 9 years ago

Pam, what a sad situation all around, he lost his job and  it looks like he lost all hope.  He was probably depressed because he didn't have a job then started drinking excessively and therefore he could not function like a normal human being. And he  ended up making a horrific  mess in your rental unit. Best of luck with the new tenants.

Posted by Carlotta Remong (Berkshire Hathaway HS N.E. Prime Properties) about 9 years ago

Pam, He started drinking before he lost his job.  Drinking is what started his downhill plummet.  He went off the wagon.  It's still sad.  However, while we were cleaning up feces & urine throughout the trash, house & sink and, paying for new carpet, pad and some subflooing to replace the 6-month new carpet & Pad we were not feeling quite as sympathetic.

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) about 9 years ago

Pam, that made is worse. Way too many adjectives going through my mind on this one. GROSS!


Posted by Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska (Alaska Dream Makers) about 9 years ago

Pam that is truly shocking! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Prosperous 2012 your real estate connection from Los Angeles, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 9 years ago

Thanks Endre, and I wish you a very Prosperous 2012 also!

Posted by Pam Jank, Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro (Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Pam, I have had clients turn pale when I tell them that an appraiser will be entering their home. At that moment I know there is a hoarding situation at hand and we need to re-group before moving forward on refinancing their home.

I don't want a borrower to waste money  (or an appraiser to waste their time) on a house that won't appraise.  You can't tell by someone's appearance what the interior of their home is like.  It was shortly after the reality show came out that I met my first hoarder  here in Spokane and the home was unbelievable.  I feel very sorry for these people and their families. 

Posted by Jack Tenold, Specializing in Reverse Mortgages (Jack Tenold LLC) about 9 years ago

I had the worlds worst tenants..they signed a lease to a property I own..quikly fell behind on the rental 6 months I gave them an eviction notice as they were stripping the property of copper and hvac equipment..they sued me and stayed til the courts heard the case..almost 9 months[canadas legal system is slow and slanted toward tenants] I won on all took another month to get them out and the damage to the building and grounds was unbelievable. they stole all the copper hot water baseboard heaters..stripped copper out of the ground  stripped copper from transformers..never through out garbage[ I hired 4 40 cubic yard bins full] hoarded everything..I have hundreds of fotos. The building was an X government facility with on site generator and coaxle cables to receiving they were clearly there soley to steal copper and wouldnt believe how these people squatted. they had 2 honda generators and banks of batteries ..they had led liting and heated a bathtub with a lobster pot burner..they had to fill the tub with a makeshift hose as there was no plumbing left!!!

Posted by james cowan over 8 years ago