Have you ever gotten the feeling you were being watched? That nagging impulse that you were not alone? Perhaps there are signs of hidden camera surveillance or it's just a gut instinct you have. This week's Animals of the MLS reveals a stalker in the making. They are clearly not happy about a stranger in the home taking pictures. Usually cats will choose a hiding place somewhere dark and closed off such as under a couch or a bed, behind some curtains, in a closet, or any place they feel surrounded and secure. But on top of the kitchen cabinets? It's easy to laugh at this coiled up kitty in the picture but how in the world is an agent supposed to coax them down from there to get a good shot of the room?
Can you imagine walking a buyer through the home and having this ninja cat jump down from it's perch scaring the daylights out of your client?! It would certainly leave a lasting impression no doubt about that! The kitchen and photo itself certainly leave a lot to be desired so having a pet in the mix is just another negative distraction. There are dishes left in the sink, and the corner of someones purse(presumably the real estate agents) is showing. There really aren't any upgrades to speak of in this kitchen. Having so many negative items going on at the same time I can easily see why potential buyers would skip right past this listing in their on-line searches.
If the agent were somehow able to remove the pet from the room and/or the photo, clear out the dishes and other needless objects, and get the homeowners to stage a few nice kitchen towels and a few colorful wall hangings, this picture would have turned out so much better than it did. As it stands now there really is no redeeming quality about this room that you can tout to potential home shoppers.