The other day I logged onto our MLS and found a couple of very odd things going on there.
First off, there was a 90 year old home for sale in the Foster Park area. It's a nice area, and the home looked really cute. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, tons of original woodwork throughout. Something like that in that area normally goes for $75,000 - $85,000 all day. Well, not that day.
This home was listed for a cool $82,000,000.
Whoops! I think this listing agent hit 0 a few too many times. I checked back this morning and the price was changed to $82,000... where it should be priced.
Then I scrolled through a couple of more listings, and saw this twice: Sellers are refusing all showings at this time...
Both listings had only 1 picture of the outside of the home, and nothing in the agent or marketing remarks besides the statement above. It got me thinking. Why would a seller refuse all showings? It wasn't a short sale. I could possibly see that happening there, but it was a "regular" listing.
If I had a seller that was uncooperative and wouldn't let their home be shown, I'd pull the plug.
I've heard of this happening if the seller is sick or injured, but the lack of marketing and agent remarks and pictures makes me curious.