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You see the darndest things in people's homes when you show property. Yesterday I was out showing homes in a toney part of Annapolis Maryland. When we entered one of the bedrooms - used as a den/home office - we came across a pig statue. It wasn't just any pig, but, a pig with a bit of an "tude" as the kids say (attitude). Prominently displayed on a table all to itself, the pig (pictured below) is posed in an arrogant stance don't you think? The buyers got a chuckle out of it and I did too, so, I couldn't resist the photo op.
I'm not sure what the owner would think, and no offense is intended, but the pig should go. What we think is way cool could offend or turn buyers off to a particular home. It's probably best to remove personal items and unusual art objects before putting your home on the market.
Last week, out showing waterfront property, I came across a platter mounted on the wall ... "Everything tastes better when there's dog hair in it!". I couldn't agree more - being the dog lover that I am - but not everyone will agree, especially if they're "cat people" instead of "dog people". I should have taken a photo of that one, but, I missed the opportunity. Perhaps I'll go back for a "second showing" and sneak a picture.
When sellers put their home on the market it should be "show room ready". Sellers should create an environment to encourage buyers to purchase their home. Tip-top showing condition can be hard to achieve in today's hectic world with jobs and kids and pets. Sellers should strive to do their very best.
What is the darndest thing you've seen in someone's home when you've shown property?
If you are interested in buying or renting a home in Annapolis, Maryland or the surrounding area and want to tour any property currently on the market, or if you have a home to sell or rent in Annapolis, Maryland and want a professional consultation on current market conditions, please contact me at 443-994-8043 or e-mail me at email@example.com or visit my website at LiveInAnnapolis.com.
Stephen Howell came to Annapolis to sail the Bay in 1994. What he discovered was a whole new lifestyle. Ever since Stephen Howell has been successfully helping others make the most of Annapolis. You'll find that with the right professional by your side, you can Live the Lifestyle and Live in Annapolis.
Stephen Howelland Rocky (his lab-mix from the SPCA of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis) live on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland. He works in the Annapolis real estate market. His website lets people search the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan area MLS. Buyers can also search for waterfront homes along the Chesapeake Bay. His website has current real estate data on Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, and Maryland.
Know your nautical etiquette? Then click the correct flag to connect with me socially! (Hint: L-to-R ... Golf=Google+, Alpha=Activerain, Tango=Twitter, Foxtrot=Facebook, Lima=LinkedIn, Romeo=Blog)
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.