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Greetings to all! This post has been a LONG time coming. In 2012, I sold almost $9 million in homes! Some were my listings (YAY!!) and some were sales to buyers. All in all, I did keep a log of all the homes I showed in 2012, and the grand total was 169 homes! That’s a LOT of inventory. As you can imagine, I get to see a lot of “interesting” stuff. Some illegal, some unusual, some just plain downright vile. 

It never ceases to amaze me, when I am out showing property, how some Realtors have presented their listings for the public to see. Even if the seller is distressed or has picked up in the middle of the night and left, there are certain things a Realtor can do when preparing a property to go into the MLS. Number ONE on that list is… wait for it…. TAKE DECENT PHOTOS. Come on people! We all know that people love to look at homes online. Take a look at the following photos and let me know if you think the listing agent has represented their seller’s best interests…. I’ll be looking forward to your comments!( Important to note before viewing: I copied and pasted these photos straight from the MLS, I didn’t take them with my phone or camera. This is how they are truly presented online for everyone in the world to see.) Let me know which is your favorite!

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Perfect for someone with a really bad neck perhaps?

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You won’t see this one on Pinterest.

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I guess if I was the listing agent I would have moved the garbage cans before I snapped this shot. Just sayin.

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I love this one! It’s so cool to leave the toilet seat up so that buyers can see the inside of the toilet. Also cool to make sure you are in the photo that you take!

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The listing agent billed this one as “farm style.” I disagree.

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Lazy listing agent couldn’t even move the BIKE out of the room? Come on.

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You are kidding me. In 23 years of selling homes, I have never had a buyer tell me they are looking for a home with a bucket and a lot of floor cleaning supplies. If someone does tell me that this year I will know right where to go with them.

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I would not recommend this organization strategy

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This one might work if the buyer is totally into St. Patrick’s day? Or maybe is a leprechaun?

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Again, a listing agent who would actually like to SELL this property could have tidied up a little before the photos were shot.

Leave your comment below to let me know which one is the biggest loser! Until next time,

THINK SOLD!

Teresa

 

 

 

 

 

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