For sale by (former police) chief

Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 11:45pm
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Maybe we should have seen it coming.

It wasn’t any great surprise to most people when former Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas took a job in his native New Orleans, but like a jilted lover looking back on a breakup, we can’t help but ponder the warning signs we ignored.

Serpas clearly carried a torch for the Big Easy. His Nashville home is proof positive. Consider the description:

“A lovely lawn goes up to a peaceful New Orleans [c]ourtyard with secluded views of an in-ground pool with a tree-lined backdrop. Windows and doors let a great deal of natural light into the house.”

A New Orleans courtyard? Chief Serpas is like the guy still carrying around the picture of his high school girlfriend long after he got married.

It seems, though, in his alacrity to head to Louisiana, Serpas left some baggage behind. Notably his home.

Since his departure in early May, Serpas has been trying to off-load his homestead in the Winfield Park subdivision in south Nashville. And like the do-it-yourselfer he is, he has no need for a real estate agent.

No, no, our former chief is selling his four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath house himself. And he’s doing it online
at forsalebyowner.com.

Or at least he was. It looks like he gave in and late last week a professional real estate sign showed up in the yard.

It’s hard to understand why Serpas is having such a hard time — there’s an in-ground pool, one of those high-tech central vacuum systems for the police chief who can just never find enough time to clean and a jetted tub for relaxation after a long night on the beat.

Serpas is asking $399,000 for the house, but don’t be put off if that’s just a bit too rich for your blood. In a startling revelation, the crime-fighter admits he is “willing to negotiate.”

Sound like a deal to you? All you have to do is call: Serpas’ cell phone number is listed right on the page.

5 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 8/2/10 at 2:17

One of the positive signs that occurred during 2010 was the departure of Serpas. However when he departed he joined the ranks of almost everyone else with residential real estate for sale. If the house does not sell within 90 days you have a home that can only be sold on the virtue of how low you are willing to go to make the sale.

By: budlight on 8/2/10 at 5:58

Everybody's darling at the beginning of the race. And at the end, a bunch of sourpuss's! Fickle lovers!

By: Kosh III on 8/2/10 at 7:00

Some of us never liked him from the start.

By: yazoo on 8/2/10 at 6:32

Great article. I enjoy how the whole concept of suthun' hospitality works. Up in the Union states if you are unpopular or not, when you announce your departure, it is with a "good riddance" period.

Down here in the confederacy you folks just hang on to every grudge and then some. I am sure to be reading about Mr. Serpas and that Kiffin guy all the way to the end of the decade.

Get a grip. Let go. Move on goobers.

By: localboy on 8/3/10 at 11:02

"Down here in the confederacy you folks just hang on to every grudge and then some. I am sure to be reading about Mr. Serpas and that Kiffin guy all the way to the end of the decade."
Yea, payback's a bitch, ya'll.