Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pictures can kill a listing

29 Home Photos Taken by Agents that Will Have You Asking, ‘Why, God?! Why?’

Ever get invited to someone’s home for the first time and end up seeing something that makes you just shake your head, or do a double take, or even run out the door screaming? Well, as a real estate agent, this happens on the regular. You end up viewing so many homes, you’re bound to run into things that boggle the mind. 
Here are a number of photos (and stories) of strange things that agents have found online or came across. Try not to get whiplash from shaking your head.

I’ve heard of crappy roofing jobs before, but this is ridiculous!

Via: Meggs Hull

Hillbilly version of a dirty movie?

Via: Angie Watts

This happens when home builders have O.C.D.

Via: Karen M. Riscinto

In case you needed an ideas for how to use this empty room.

Via: Kerry Redding

Curbside appeal?

Via: Candace Larson

Ho ho ho… no.

Via: Boris Teplitsky

When pools meet greenhouses.

Via: Autumn Etheredge

Soggy carpet must be soothing for rough feet.

Via: Breanne Johnson

Just when I thought I’d considered every use for duct tape…

Via: Dawnita Griffin Neff

Warning: Shrinks in the cold.

Via: Deborah Gillespie

Move along, nothing creepy to see here.

Via: Argelia Morales

This takes the 2 birds with one stone thing a little too far.

Via: Cory Huisman

Some people are just desperate for extra security these days. Maybe the sock is unwashed.

Via: Malina Nunez

And some have just given up. Maybe a burglar will want to buy the house after seeing it?

Via: John Reynolds

It’s a fandelier!

Via: Lu Anne Baar / Caption by Amy Sarginson

You had one job!

Via: Ryan Minges

Investor who learned how to flip at a seminar?

Via: Jason Miller / Caption by Kyle Skaggs

“Yeah, I can talk, just dropping some files off at the office.”

Via: Paul Holland / Caption by Gino Montalvo

“We never tell our guests how cold the water is.” *evil laughter*

Via: Diana Cooke

Not the most flattering way to show off your legs.

Via: Candace Larson

Some things are best left in the attic.

Via: Andrew Jenkins

Saving money on renovations was definitely the highest priority here.

Via: Ed Cordle

Note to self: never hire a colorblind tile guy.

Via: Gidget Jans

Sleepwalking has never been more dangerous.

Via: Jenn Chaimberlain

Ultimate way to set kill the mood!

Via: Justin VanDevender

The FSBO version of pink flamingoes?

Via: Randall Madison

Wait, what if previous listing agents are in there??

Via: Robert Young / Caption by Robert Kaetzel

Locked up and out of site = peace of mind.

Via: Tara Olacz Branz

Ronald McDonald’s dream bathroom?

Via: Misty Morris

The Home That Wouldn’t Sell: Proof Positive You Should Declutter Before Selling

There are some homes in this world that are just hard cases for a real estate agent to sell. Sometimes the house is too small, or in need of repairs, or perhaps in an undesirable neighborhood. On rare occasion, though, you get a home that’s dreamy in almost every way, and yet the owners have somehow shot themselves in the foot.
Fifty-six-year-old Gillian Walsh and her second husband David have one such home, which is located on a leafy street in Crosby, on the outskirts of Liverpool.
Aside from being competitively priced, their home meets all of the normally desired specs for a potential buyer. So, why won’t this six bedroom home sell after 13 months and a $75,000 price cut?

It’s spacey, looks gorgeous, and is in a wonderful neighborhood. What gives?

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But when the doorbell rings “Oh my darling Clementine”, let’s just say it’s a sign of what’s to come.

Everyone has their way of building a comfortable nest. However, this house seems to have only attracted “mocking birds” across the internet.

One online commenter said that simply to look at the pictures ‘gives me a panic attack’. On Facebook, ‘Call in the House Doctor!’ was one de-cluttering suggestion; another speculated over whether the three dogs in front of the fireplace were stuffed.
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Apparently, this is what 30 years of living and raising eight children looks like for this couple.

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At least the ceilings are bare. Shhhhh! Don’t tell them!

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It seems that the Walsh’s are puzzled by the mixed reactions their home is getting. They just don’t know why all their stuff should matter when they are selling the home and not the ornaments.

Maybe they wanted to save money. Can you imagine what it would cost to store it all?
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I hope their home isn’t in a tornado or earthquake zone. But if it is, with all those pillows, this may be the only “safe” room in the house.

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If they have a pet, I wonder how often it gets lost in the yard. Seriously though, I hope they do attract a buyer that either loves clutter as much as they do, or has x-ray vision. It’d be great to see everyone turn out happy in this endeavour.

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This story originally appeared on The Daily Mail in November, 2013. Whether the home sold or not, one thing is clear: if you’re still selling your home, make sure to clear the clutter!