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
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.