I Don’t Need to Look Further, This House is a Mess

I Don't Need to Look Further, This House is a Mess
I Don’t Need to Look Further, This House is a Mess

I sent an email to a buyer of a couple of houses that had just been listed for sale.

My buyer responded back with, “the one on Main Street is beautiful, it’s exactly what I have been looking for.”

Knowing that time is of the essence in this market, we headed out right away to look at a couple of properties.

When we pulled up to the “beautiful house”, we noticed that the lawn was unkempt and the grass was up to our knees.  We thought that the lawn company had gotten behind with all of the rain we had been having.

As we made our way up to the front door, the sidewalk was littered with debris and there were miscellaneous items on the front porch.  The buyer commented that the place looked messy. I agreed.

I knocked on the door, even though it was empty, used the lockbox and got the front door key.  As I opened the front door, a whiff of smelly pet odors made its way to our noses.  Yikes!

In taking six steps into the home, it looked as if the previous occupants had vacated in a hurry. There were miscellaneous small items laying on the floor.  But, it seemed apparent that no one was coming back.  The floors, walls, countertops and appliances were filthy. Garbage was laying on the floor.

My buyer stopped in her tracks. “I don’t need to go further. This place is a mess,” she commented in disgust. She was right, it was bad. She continued, ‘We’re in the wrong house. This is not the same house I saw online. The pictures were beautiful! This house was just what I wanted. But, the walls aren’t in the same place!’ So, we immediately went online to look. It was indeed, the same house, but the pictures showed it when it was occupied.  And, the house looked very inviting in the pictures.

So, when you see a house online, go out and take a look at it. Houses don’t always look like the pictures on the listing.  Typically, buyers don’t buy a house by picking it online.  You’ve got to see the house in person.

Online pictures can show a house in it’s best light, or they can show a house in its worst light.  I’ve seen houses that looked much better than they did online.

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