|Thanks to reader kh for noticing this article in the Washington Post today. It's about the lonely foreclosure auctioneer in Prince William County. Maybe one of us should attend sometime to bring him some coffee and tell him to keep his chin up.|
From Foreclosure Auctioneer's Lonely Task by Nick Miroff:
"With an unhurried stride and a fresh stack of mortgage loans gone bad, Rick Crossley arrived at the small plaza outside the Prince William County courthouse on a bright, windy morning recently and found it deserted. He cleared his throat, opened a thick folder and, with little ceremony, began to read aloud. . . .
The deliveryman unloading packages nearby paid no attention; a sheriff's deputy gave little more than a passing glance. Crossley continued.
'This is a trustee's foreclosure auction,' he announced. 'Any parties with interest, please step forward at this time.'
. . .
'Lot of interest out here this morning,' Crossley muttered.
It wasn't always such a lonely job'".