"Why so cheap? Well here's the bad news"

Reblogger Maureen McCabe
Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors

As a home buyer wouldn't you love it if more property descriptions were honest about the condition of the home? 

Here is a property description that is honest and funny.  The showing instructions for other real estate agents are very funny.   Thanks to Heath Coker in Massachusetts for allowing his post titled 'Funny Showing Instructions' to be Re-Blogged.

 

 

I had to throw my head back and laugh at this one. WYSIWYG pictures and hilarious showing instructions make this one good for a giggle. The house is in an estate.  The contents are strewn throughout, the landscaping hasn't been maintained, and the building needs a BIG hug (TLC).

What made me laugh are the showing instructions that are for other agents and brokers: "Call us to let us know you're going in case we need to send out a search party." The public description is pretty clear for buyers, too.  "Why so cheap? Well here's the bad news: It needs lots of work and is overgrown and is therefore priced at lot value. There's lots of rotted trim, mold and other creepy stuff and the lucky new owner gets the property strictly as is which includes clutter out of a scene from some hoarders TV show (there might just be a treasure under there somewhere!) No record of any septic work ever being done. If you're game for a challenge this just could be the bargain you've been waiting for."

At least he is straight forward from the start!

 

Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
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Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing. We could use more disclosures like in listing descriptions.

 Blooming for home buyers.

Aug 17, 2010 10:52 PM #1
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Laurie C. Bailey-Gates
Robert Paul Properties - Barnstable, MA
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Very funny.  I think I have shown this house hehehe.

 

Laurie

Aug 17, 2010 10:55 PM #2
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Robert Lei
Century 21 (SUNNYVALE, CA) - (408) 893-2410 - Sunnyvale, CA
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Best to disclose, disclose, disclose.  Makes the transaction easier if everyone knows everything up front.

Aug 17, 2010 10:58 PM #3
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Debbie Gartner
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This is really funny.  Thx for sharing and reblogging.

Aug 17, 2010 11:55 PM #4
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Cheryl Johnson
Highland Park, CA

Thanks for reblogging!  I love it!  In fact I've bookmarked it in case I need inspiration the next time we list a tear-down disaster...

Aug 18, 2010 12:22 AM #5
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Many sellers would be upset by the honesty....  you would have to be careful but there are opportunities.  This agent seized it.

Aug 18, 2010 12:24 AM #6
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Love it!  Have heard of similar approaches being very successful!

Aug 18, 2010 07:05 AM #7
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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I love it - what a refreshing bunch of remarks about the property.  And no virtual staging needed!

Aug 21, 2010 03:40 PM #8
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