Is Your House Haunted Mr. and Mrs. Seller...if so, I will have a hard time selling it!

Reblogger Randi Brammer
Services for Real Estate Pros with Randi Brammer, Acctg.

This post by my Broker is so right on.   How many times have you shown a place that claims to be so great but when you get there it makes your skin crawl.  I thought that this would get featured, but since it didn't I am Re-blogging so that more people including agents will see it.

Original content by William Feela 20398180

Now many people say that Ghosts and Spirits are all nonsense.  Well, That could be and maybe not, I do not have the expertise in this area to debate this forum.

But what I do know is that many houses 'feel' Haunted all year long.  Here are just a few examples that you may want to check for if you are selling your home.  Little things that may make a good buyer turn tail and run!

When you open a closet door, does a "GHOST' jump out at you?  I have seen buyers open a closet door only to have some kind of clothing...usually bedtime attire...come flying at them.  Those space saver hangers attached to the doors will cause items to do that.

When you look under the sink, do see dead bodies?  Ok, everyone may have a mouse here or there once in a while, but when you catch it in the trap, remove it.  Don't just leave it there and set a new trap.

Do you raise attack spiders.  Maybe not intentionally, but a buyer may feel that way when they walk into the basement that is supposed to be finished and is covered with spider webs 1/2 way down the stairs.

When you open a door do you get that eerie feeling?  You know the sound, (If I knew how to type it I would), it is that steady variable squeak of the hinges as you slowly open the closet or basement door, because a 'GHOST' jumped out at you from the last closet.

Is your home ready for a seance at all times?   Are the rooms so dark and dreay that you expect 'Madame see it all' to come out from behind a curtain at any moment.

When people drive by do they look at the outside of your home and wonder if anyone lives there anymore?   Do you have torn screens and cracked windows.   A missing railing or two.  An unmowed lawn with various junk, that should thrown away, still scattered around the yard.

These are just a few of the issues that can make it hard to sell your home.  Today's home buyers are looking for the best deal and if there are any little issues they are deducting thousands of dollars from their offer.

Much of this stuff will cost only time to fix.  Some, just by opening the shades on the windows will make the home feel warm and inviting.

But, if you feel these things do not deter a buyer, then maybe you should sell tickets for a few days while the season is still here.


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Mona Stanfield
Dallas, TX - Dallas, TX
Elle Realty

Like this so much I had a showing where there were cobwebs all around the front was in August not October.  Pretty scary.

Oct 30, 2010 11:26 AM #1
Suzanne Gantner
Sky Realty, Central Texas Real Estate - Round Rock, TX

You are dead on. Sorry. 

Oct 30, 2010 11:30 AM #2
The Elise Bickel Team
ReMax Select Realty - Pittsburgh, PA
Leasing, Property Management and Sales

And 2 years ago...I showed 3 properties on Halloween! Talk about frightening!

Oct 30, 2010 11:38 AM #3
Larry O'Sullivan
Sandy, UT

Good summary of things to fix. Even leaves room for a friendly poltergeist.

Oct 30, 2010 11:55 AM #4
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

Randy...Bill was so right on with this one.

Oct 30, 2010 01:59 PM #5
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

Thanks everyone...I have seen some really strange stuff.

Nov 03, 2010 02:47 AM #6
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