|Ponce Inlet Real Estate & Community Events blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!"|
Believe it or not, the photos in this post are of a house I recently sold. We just closed last week. You should know that these sellers are experienced at buying and repairing houses that need a lot of work. But this house brings new meaning to needing a lot of work! It needs a LOT of work! And just before closing we had one more problem that caused the entire ceiling in the garage to collapse. Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of that disaster.
However, I do need to mention that during the course of this transaction, I had the extreme displeasure of working with the most incompetent listing agent I've ever met! I'll probably elaborate on that in a future post; with no names mentioned of course. Sometimes our Code of Ethics, that prevents us from bad-mouthing other agents, is what allows those agents to continue to do a huge disservice to their clients. (And it's unfortunate that we can't file a grievance against another agent, just for being an unprofessional jerk.) We can only hope that eventually, their actions will catch up to them. Because it's awfully hard, when in the future, you have a buyer who wants to look at real estate listings that match what these unprofessional agents have listed, to bring yourself to show them. It's very difficult to add those listings to what you have scheduled for your buyers to see, when you know that should your buyer decide they want to buy one of those listings, that listing agent will not only NOT do their job, but will for some unfathomable reason, apparently do everything they can to prevent the sale from happening!?!
For now, I'll let you enjoy the pictures of this listing that sat vacant on the market for about 2 years, in which the listing agent had never even entered!
In closing, what you see in every one of these pictures, is only the tip of the iceberg. The damage to this house was so extensive that if it these buyers hadn't come along, this house would have been condemned within the next year. So good luck *Amy. You've got your work cut out for you. But I know that you genuinely enjoy this type of work. I can't wait to see the end result of all your hard work.
(*Name was changed.)