I received an interesting call today. A woman is short selling her $139,000 real estate for $30,000. She asked how the bank winterized her property without her knowledge. The water is shut off; locks on the door. I did inform her that it is possible the bank obtained the power from the adverse possession law which allowed them to shut her out of her property. It is a safety net for banks foreclosing on debtors who throw up their hands and walk away from their properties – abandoning their properties. She informed me she had not left! Thus, she was going to begin to protect herself by putting a notice in the window stating that she was negotiating a short sale with the bank and that she is the owner of the property & take pictures of the notices. Also, she was giving notice (with a picture) & warning that she was cutting off the lock if they didn’t come and remove it.