For the last couple of weeks I've been looking for that proverbial needle in the haystack for a buyer, and it has been a difficult chore at times. It seems that most of the houses she likes have issues not mentioned in the listing description--a big disappointment when going to view property with a hopeful buyer.
Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with a listing agent. I called about a house that looked unusually good for its price. The listing agent was quite candid when I said which house I was calling about: "Actually, the house a piece of crap...the photo was from when the house was new 35 years ago. I don't think anything's been done to the house since then. I don't see how anyone has lived in it and let it get in that bad shape. Oh, and if you do go see it, be careful."
A big Thank You for this listing agent being brutally honest! It saved me time and trouble.