Ep. 62 Serial Squatters with Jeff & Shelly Coffman of MissouriSellNow.com

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In this episode, Realtor Adam Kruse and Realtor Shannon St. Pierre talk to Jeff and Shelly Coffman of https://missourisellnow.com/ about their recent problem with professional squatters and the nightmare they put Jeff and Shelly through.

In 2019 Jordan Harris and Barbarita Jimmerson took over Jeff and Shelly’s Hazelwood, Missouri rehab until KMOV investigative reporter Chris Nagus got involved and exposed Jordan and Barbarita on television. Find out just how manipulative these squatters were and how they got away with doing the same thing to at least 16 other property owners.

If you have been defrauded by Jordan Harris or Barbarita Jimmerson, contact John Shields at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office at 314-340-3417.

DISCLAIMER: IN THIS EPISODE THERE ARE A LOT OF LEGALITIES DISCUSSED. WE ARE NOT ATTORNEYS. CONSULT YOUR OWN ATTORNEY TO VERIFY ANYTHING DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE.

Email questions to PODCAST@HermannLondon.com

Host - Adam Kruse https://hermannlondon.com/realtor/adam-kruse/

Shannon St. Pierre https://hermannlondon.com/realtor/shannon-st-pierre/

Jeff Coffman - https://missourisellnow.com/

Shelly Coffman - https://humbleseedcoaching.com/

2:00 KMOV did an investigative report on Shelly and Jeff Coffman’s squatter problem. Watch it here https://youtu.be/wnQ8OBOoe4I

2:28 Jeff Coffman got started in real estate investing in 2014 and was able to quit his day job in 2017. Shelly quit her day job in August of 2019.

3:30 Jeff enjoys doing Sub2 (subject to) deals. What is a Sub2 real estate deal?

8:30 How long did Jeff spend rehabbing this home?

9:30 Two months before the home was finished, Jordan saw the dumpster in the driveway, walked in the door, and told Jeff he was interested in buying the home. The house was not on the market yet.

10:30 Two days before the home was finished, Jordan Harris showed up to the house again and asked to put a contract on it.

12:07 Jordan gave Jeff a pre-approval letter and then spoke with Jordan’s lender

13:58 A few days later Jordan asked to take possession prior to closing. Jeff said no but wrote up a 30 day lease instead

14:50 Is buyer possession prior to closing on a property common?

35:50 During court, Jordan and Barbarita kept making a scene.

40:55 On December 29th movers were hired by Jordan. After Chris Nagus and the police showed up, one of the movers started broadcasting the situation on Facebook Live.

56:19 How did Jeff Coffman end up on KMOV?

59:08 Can you garnish someone’s wages for not paying rent if they were not on the lease?

59:40 How did Jordan and Barbarita use Realtors to find their next target?

1:01:42 Jordan used religion to convince people to trust him. Jordan told Jeff, “God told me to turn down this street”.

1:02:50 How many people have been victimized

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