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Should short sale sellers care how they present property for sale?
Unattractive house, unattractive situation
I have seen short sale listings where it seemed the sellers have given up and didn't care what the property looked. Some sellers try to get money out of the situation and rent out the property to tenants who can be uncooperative, making it impossibe to show the property.
So it's a whammy for the buyer --- unattractive house, unattractive situation, unattractive terms, unattractive waiting period. 
Should short sale sellers care how they present the property for sale? 

My newest listing is a short sale....and we are on a critical deadline to get in contract as soon as psossible. As such, there are very important steps to take in order to attract that buyer who will want it, and then stick with it.
When I first saw the property, I was somewhat discouraged that we can get anyone interested in the property in the condition it was in. I had to convince the seller to prepare his home which involved major decluttering and cleaning.  
When he finished, I was astonished at the results. 
After prepping the house,  I hired a professional photographer. The pictures made the house incredibly attractive. And as we expected, ... more

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