Few things in life are more unsettling than discovering your neighbor does not share your love of the only professional sports teams in the world that matter: the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. You don’t encounter it too often in Pittsburgh but every once in awhile you’ll stumble upon a person or, even more tragically, a group of people that have made bad life decisions concerning the sports teams they’ve chosen to support.
If you’ve never experienced it, it’s hard to appreciate the horror associated with finding out your neighbor is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots or some other team ill-suited to play the great game of football. This neighbor may even appear outwardly decent and honorable but, as anyone in the 412 can tell you, “Pittsburgh has the Terrible Towel. Everyone else just has terrible teams.”
And what if you found out your neighbor was a Cleveland Browns’ fan? Well, you’d probably just feel sorry for the poor guy at this point but you’d still have to ask yourself, “What is this idiot in the ugly brown sweatshirt doing to my home’s property value?”
There is little doubt that having a Browns or Ravens’ fan as a next-door neighbor can negatively impact the value of your home. No one wants to live next door to someone that cheers for a team once owned by Art Modell.
Outside of football, what should you do if your neighbor is a hockey fan but cheers for the Philadelphia Flyers or, even worse, the Washington Capitals? At least the Flyers won the Stanley Cup a couple of times. Sure, it was back in the 1970’s, and those buffoons from Broad Street were really just a mob of low-skilled goons, but some team has to be Pennsylvania’s second-best NHL franchise so it might as well be the Flyers. But can you envision living next door to a Capitals’ fan? Just imagine a neighbor wearing that horrible red and white jersey, that sad symbol of mediocrity, stopping by your place to say “hello” only to then drone on and on about how good the Caps have historically been in the regular season only to never win the Cup.
Do you think Mario or Sid the Kid would put up with such nonsense? Not a chance. Sid won’t even talk to his family on game days so he’s definitely not interested in the wails of some whiny Caps’ fan.
The harsh reality is if you find yourself in a situation resembling any of the above scenarios, you really only have one option: you need to sell your house. And fast. Before any potential buyers find out your neighborhood is infested with an individual or individuals cheering for a team that doesn’t wear the black and gold.
To quickly extricate yourself from such a painful and intolerable situation, please reach out to All Cash For Homes PGH. Our process is simple. After you contact us, we’ll present you with a free, no-obligation offer on your house. It’s totally up to you whether you choose to accept or reject our quote. If you do though, we’ll pay for your home with cash and buy it as-is so you don’t need to make any repairs. We’ll also close within 30 days and won’t collect a realtor commission or bill you for closing costs or any other fees.
We all know that being a fan of Pittsburgh’s teams can have its highs and lows. Don’t let one of those lows be the tanking of your home’s property value though just because some dope down the street wants to cheer for Tom Brady. Man, it hurts to even type his name.