Where have all the Good Homes Gone ?

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge

 

"Where have all the Good Homes Gone ?"

Have you ever gone to check out a home for a listing and thought to yourself this Homeowner can't be serious ? Why is it that the homeowner would call a Realtor without bothering to clean or at least straighten up before I came calling.

 

Now, honestly I don't get too crazy about these things because we all know how to get a home ready for an open house. I'm talking about a house that is just plain old not ready for ""company" and that's putting it nicely. I'm just looking for presentable. I actually had to step over things, it was way beyond dishes in the sink and beds not maid. (..I know we've seen it all)

Look, we all are not “Hazels”...(and I know I'm showing my age, but I did love that show. )   What would possess a homeowner to make a phone call before looking and taking a constructive look at what surrounds them ?

As Realtors we all know how to stage our homes in the most favorable way to get it sold.  RIGHT ?

It's just what we do to work our little miracles to get to that all important serendipitous moment of a buyer signing off on an offer.

 

So,..When I say “Where have all the Good Homes Gone”, I'm actually mimicking a song in my head about a man...  (..just my little humor.)

Let's face it a Listing is a Listing is a Listing period.  I will certainly not turn down the opportunity for another sale and I'm sure you won't either.  In theory they all have potential to be a “Good Home” and getting to that “serendipitous moment”. You just have to find it, and every home is different in what it may need from you the Realtor.

In the end every house sells EVENTUALLY. ...So, again in answer to my question “Where have all the Good Homes Gone ?  The answer is thier out there in many shapes and sizes and I will definately  take them, call me.

Oh,.. and If it's not too much trouble, please make the bed before you call.

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Angela Carosi Long Island Suffolk County Realtor

 

Stay Tuned..

R/Angela

 

 

 

 

Comments (9)

Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
Royal Pro Real Estate Network - Langley, BC

Alright, Angela, there is NO WAY you are old enough to know who Hazel is! :-)  You make such a great point about ensuring the home is ready to show - a little time and attention really means $ to the sellers - so why might they not prep for the REALTOR listing their home?  It's a puzzler!

Mar 14, 2012 01:12 PM
Angela Carosi
Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor (631) 827-0815, Long Island Suffolk County

Karen,...Thanks for the comment !  That certainly is the million dollar question isn't it ?   ..and one that continues to be a mystery !

R/Angela

Mar 14, 2012 01:20 PM
Angela Carosi
Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor (631) 827-0815, Long Island Suffolk County

Karen, ..and by the way I am old enough I remember watching it in re-runs in 69' when I was 5yrs old.

R/Angela

Mar 14, 2012 01:23 PM
Angie Nwanodi
Evergreen Realty & Associates, Inc. - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
The ACG Group, Realtors®|Standard, Short, HUD, REO

I love AR for this awesome reason: I read your blog, and learned about a new resource!  Signing up now for MyFreeCopyright.com.  Brilliant.  Absolutely awesome!

Mar 14, 2012 03:02 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

Hi Angela - your post brings back many bad memories.  I've seen too many trashed houses to count.

 

P.S. You're too cute to have such a poor quality profile picture.  Let's have a good one.

 

Mar 14, 2012 03:04 PM
Angela Carosi
Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor (631) 827-0815, Long Island Suffolk County

Angie,  Thanks for the comment so glad that you found a new resource =)

R/Angela

Mar 16, 2012 12:58 PM
Angela Carosi
Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor (631) 827-0815, Long Island Suffolk County

Cameron,  Thanks for the comment =)   I guess I'm gonna have to thank you for your honesty,  I originally use to use my cheesy Professional Realtor picture, maybe I'll bring that one back ?   Stay Tuned . 

Mar 16, 2012 01:09 PM
Brian DeYoung
also affiliated with Howard Hanna - Ithaca, NY
The Realtor with personal investment background

love the musical reference.

 

Jan 02, 2014 01:45 AM
Angela Carosi
Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor (631) 827-0815, Long Island Suffolk County

Thanks...Brian.. = )

May 09, 2014 02:44 PM