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My Listing Specialist, Bill sent me an email with the following question:


Please advise whether our seller needs to disclose naked neighbors in his SPDS (Seller Property Disclosure Statement).  See attached examples.


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My answer was yes.  You will need to do a bit of scrolling but for those who would like to see all three original photos – full size with no editing.

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Russell has been an Associate Broker with John Hall & Associates since 1978 and ranks in the top 1% of all agents in the U.S. Most recently The Wall Street Journal recognized the Top 200 Agents in America, awarding Russell # 25 for number of units sold. Russell has been featured in many books such as, "The Billion Dollar Agent" by Steve Kantor and "The Millionaire Real Estate Agent" by Gary Keller and has often been a featured speaker for national conventions and routinely speaks at various state and local association conventions. Visit him also at and



  1. Steve Simon

    December 9, 2008 at 6:54 am

    In FL unless otherwise protected by law, “A Seller or Seller’s agent must disclose those facts about the property that are known to them, if the information is material to the Buyer’s ability to enjoy and make full use of the property”
    My eyes, My eyes! You better disclose:)

  2. sheilabragg

    December 9, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Is Nude a Disclosure Issue?: Get out of your feed reader and comment on this post- we PROMISE that the ShamWow g..

  3. Monika

    December 9, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Oh my…..

  4. Thomas Johnson

    December 9, 2008 at 10:57 am

    “the information is material”

    Butt- there is no material on that guy’s butt.

  5. linsey

    December 9, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    There’s something wrong with me. I did actually click through…

  6. Jim Gatos

    December 9, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    What’s the problem? I walk around like that in my house, ALL the time…

    What’s the big deal?


  7. Matthew Rathbun

    December 10, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Um, yes UGLY naked people should be disclosed… If they are attractive than it’s a good marketing tool!

  8. Danilo Bogdanovic

    December 10, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Leave it to Russell to take things to the next level…lol

  9. Matt Thomson

    December 10, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Hey, who’s taking pictures of me?

  10. Matthew Rathbun

    December 10, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Matt…dude, you need to hit the gym!

  11. Janus

    January 1, 2009 at 5:02 am

    I’d proudly walk around naked too, if I needed that big of a smiley face to cover my package!

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