I talk to a lot of pre-foreclosure sellers, and there lives can be very interesting.
Case in point, I've been persistent on contacting this particular seller because she owns a condo just a couple of houses down from mine. She called me originally from one of my bandit signs. She called me right after she heard that her daughter attempted suicide the day before! I told her maybe she should wait to talk about the house, but she insisted that talking about the house would keep her mind off the tragedy. So she wasn't in the best mood.
After the initial conversation, we scheduled a time to meet. She needed to reschedule and we've spent about a week doing phone tag. I finally got ahold of her today. She tells me that her ex-husband has some type of lien on the property and says he doesn't deserve anything since he beat her all the time. So, not only is she in pre-foreclosure, she just got divorced and her husband wants to jack with her.
This one is going to be difficult!