Here is a story told by a real estate broker:
"We had a client who bought a dilapidated house with a beautiful piece of property on a marshland," recalls a New York City–based architect. "The broker told him that he could fix the house up however he wanted, insisting that this was a sleepy little town where nobody would care what he did." The architect says that the client built a $15,000 shed in the backyard, took down some trees, and had some of the marshland filled in -- only to have the town insist he put things back because of environmental zoning regulations. The moral of the story: Before you buy into your broker's creative thinking, check with your local zoning commission about what you can and cannot do on a given piece of property."
Do you have a "similar" story in which required a significant enforcement measure that you are particularly pleased with.
It does not have to be one personally involving you, but one that shows good enforcement practices.