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Monday, November 19, 2007

Realty Tip of the Day



A few tips if you're listing your house for sale. First off, NEWS FLASH: People will actually look at the photos you put online! I know this may be a surprise to you, but you may want to be careful what's in the shot. For instance, let's look at these two actual listings here in the Lexington area. I realize these may not be Lexington's finest homes. But couldn't we get the hoopty out of that shot above? "Hm, tempting. I really want to live there where an 80s model drug car is parked in front of my house...cool...it's got character."



And for the love of all things, PLEASE somehow crop the broken mailbox out of the shot. Take the photo from an angle, or heck, just show interior pictures! You know, maybe, just maybe, someone will ACTUALLY come look at your house (at least that's the goal, right?) so maybe you can sorta "fix" the mailbox? After all, it is the first impression, right? "Honey, I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the kids bashed this mailbox--it's probably a pretty safe neighborhood."

NEWS FLASH: NO ONE WILL BUY YOUR GHETTO HOUSE IF IT LITERALLY LOOKS LIKE IT'S ALREADY BEEN PILLAGED.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Pete said...

Actually I think that car was new when the picture was taken? Seriously how old is that picture. It looks at least 15 years old.

20 November, 2007 13:50

 
Blogger Citizen Grim said...

If not for the newish looking station wagon in the driveway to the left, I'd swear that first pic was 15 years old, too.

The second house doesn't look too shabby, but the mixed fences (privacy on the right, chainlink on the left) would drive me nuts.

20 November, 2007 14:43

 
Blogger Amanda said...

This is a tip for life guys. Listen to the wise Jason. Looks maybe only skin deep, but it makes the difference between selling a house and being stuck in the ghetto.

20 November, 2007 15:11

 

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