Busted Dreams For Sale

Real Estate Agent with Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 141871

Busted Dreams For Sale


homesteadforsaleWe've all seen them. Busted Dreams.  They come on the Real Estate Market and are sold "as is".


  • It's the homestead with the hay equipment still in the barn, in a bad state.  It's a Busted Dream for  sale.  
  • It's the home that burned and no one did any cleaning up of the site.  In fact, there's still an old car in the drive-way up on blocks and a dog that the neighbors bring food to.  Someone walked away from it all.  It's a Busted Dream For Sale.  
  • It's the Feed Store that someone was going to run... A metal container box was hauled in, blocked up, steps put to it...right in the center of the 1 acre. Theres even a a sign in front that says, Jones Feed & Tack.  But no one ever opened the doors or even had a distributor deliver any feed.  The weeds stay knee high.  It's a Busted Dream For Sale.  
  • It's the home half-finished that was a DIYer and they ran out of money, got divorced, or ?. It's a Busted Dream For Sale.  
  • Often they turn out to be a unique property; Often there's a reason that the Antique Store in the wrong location, never opened it's doors.   



Real Estate Agents get to see Busted Dreams fairly often or at least some of us do.  It's actually part of the job description (TIC).  


How to sell them?  Well... just like any other piece of real estate.  Good accurate photos, good accurate descriptions, priced for the market (That's a hard one on some busted dreams... putting vaue on a half finished house or on a feed store that never opened it's doors can be difficult.), advertised in the right places, a list of possibilities that might work, exposure, exposure, exposure.   I have one or two Busted Dreams For Sale right now...  I won't link to them in specifically because the new buyer will have their own dream going on in their head and when they land on that property for sale on The Integrity Team Website, they are going to say,  HA!  That's perfect!  They do not need it carrying a label "Busted Dream for Sale".. No!  It's their new dream.  AND they may make it work!  


They are new dreams, not busted dreams, to the new Buyer.  

Not Busted Dreams For Sale any longer.  


Busted Dreams For Sale - We've all seen them.

Busted Dreams - They come on the Real Estate Market and are sold "as is".

Good Real Estate Agents enjoy seeing how it's all going to turn out and helping someone move on with their life by selling that Busted Dream... Good Real Estate Agents enjoy helping someone find a property that's perfect for the New Dream they are passionate about and have been carrying around in their head, just waiting for the right property!


Got a dream in your head?  Call me.. I may have the perfect property for your dream come true! 580-212-5946 Integrity Real Estate Services LLC


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Comments (8)

Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

I am a poor one to see the potential new dream. Good thing others can! Great Post!

Feb 19, 2016 10:03 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When the eye opens, the invitation begins ...richfuscious. Yes to this post & hostess

Feb 19, 2016 10:57 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Judi K Barrett - although this is a different kind of sale we can present what it is as an open canvas for the buyer to paint his or her dream.

Feb 20, 2016 01:27 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Every short sale comes under this title. That's a great term for these properties and so sad. 

Feb 20, 2016 05:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is an excellent reminder that broken dreams can create opportunities for real estate professionals.

Feb 20, 2016 07:46 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Judie those "busted dreams for sale" are sad to see, even though they may present a good opportunity for someone else.

But I thought down South every front yard had a car on blocks ...... sorry.

Feb 20, 2016 08:53 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Busted dreams may be hard to watch . . . . and you are point as real estate professionals we turn the properties into our customers dreams.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 20, 2016 10:43 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Busted dreams bring tears to my eyes. I really appreciate how you see the possiblities. Love it, in fact. This should be featured, Judi.  D 

Feb 21, 2016 12:11 AM