The Naked Truth about Selling Your Own Home – Don't Expose Yourself!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Home Point Real Estate DRE # 01492725

The Naked Truth about Selling Your Own Home – Don't Expose Yourself!

A man in Texas decided he did not need a REALTOR to help him sell is home. He went around to take pictures of the home, of course being in the privacy of his own home he did this naked. What he did not realize is that he was taking selfies in the bathroom mirror. Let's just say it was Full Disclosure. Click Here for Censored Pictures.

In the Interest of Full Disclosure I will tell you I have never taken pictures of a clients home in the nude.

This is funny and so far everyone reading this is thinking “I would never make that mistake.” And I suspect that is true. But there are other mistakes that can be made that would leave you exposed to legal liability or you might not dress up your home right for sale. Maybe you just don't get the full value of your home; you might say it is a stripped down value.

 

Don't sell a home Naked and Afraid. Call a REALTOR and make sure you are not exposed.

Gene lives and works in Brentwood Ca, where he is the Broker and owner of Home Point Real Estate providing service to the East Contra Costa County Communities of Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Antioch, Pittsburg and beyond. Give us call regarding Buying a Home, Selling a Home, or Real Estate Investing. Call 925-260-4321. Get a Free Home Evaluation!

 

 

Comments (20)

Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

I don't know who it would occur to TAKE pictures of their home while nekkid in the first place!

Jul 30, 2014 02:44 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Naked and Afraid in real estate, I love it and the show too Gene!

Jul 30, 2014 03:04 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Carol - You never do things naked in your own home?

John - See you Tuesday.  I will be wearing clothes.

Jul 30, 2014 03:22 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Gene, I do not believe the man was blind enough to not see his naked body in the photos before he posted them. I will bite my tongue on further comment regarding the man's character.

Jul 30, 2014 04:16 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

kathleen,

You have to remember that anyone that would sell their own home without a REALTOR is a couple of beers short of a 6 pack to begin with.

Jul 30, 2014 04:19 AM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

You can't make some of this stuff up. If this guy is as successful selling this home as he is taking photos, it is going to be a long season.

Thank you for commenting on my post.

Jul 30, 2014 04:33 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Joe - It sure is.  Glad I found your post and could comment.

Jul 30, 2014 04:37 AM
Jon Kolsky
Kolsky Realty & Management - Long Beach, CA
Licensed California Real Estate Broker

Gene~ too funny! "Could this be the next reality TV show? 

Jul 30, 2014 05:22 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Gene, I'm kind of wondering how long the photos were in public view before he figured it out.

Jul 30, 2014 05:26 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Nick - I suspect not long, but probably longer than he would have liked.  Enough that it is syndicated for our enjoyment.

Jul 30, 2014 05:30 AM
Mary Stewart
Keller Williams Atlantic Partners/Southside - Jacksonville, FL

Pretty funny, but I guess it takes all kinds. Sometimes people feel that they have to try it on their own and are not successful, and are usually pretty happy when the Realtor is doing all the work.  They underestimate the work involved and the emotional attachment often gets in the way.

Jul 30, 2014 07:13 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Jon - Thanks, glad you like it,

Mary - I am surprised there are not other post on this.

Jul 30, 2014 07:43 AM
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

This is a great analogy. There is mored than one way to expose yourself to risk.

Jul 30, 2014 11:40 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Heh, why would you be taking pictures naked anyway?

There is another reason that RE agents are need. We have done it long enough to know about the mirrors.

Jul 30, 2014 11:51 PM
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

I can not even imagine how embarrassing, at least I would assume he was embarrassed.  Many people do not appreciate the protection a realtor brings to them by catching all the little things they may overlook.

Jul 31, 2014 12:36 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Tammie - Thanks

Than - In the old days it would have been Poloraids.

Karen - Ya without a Realtor you could get caught with your pants down.

Jul 31, 2014 01:26 AM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

LOL...Maybe he was disclosing a defect 'in' the home...Himself!

Jul 31, 2014 01:28 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

William - What ever he was doing there was certainly full exposure!

Jul 31, 2014 01:29 AM
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

Thanks for the chuckle Gene.  Just when I thought nothing could surprise me anymore...

Jul 31, 2014 05:39 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Janna - I would have liked to have seen his face when he realized what he did.

Jul 31, 2014 06:18 AM

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