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Old 04-26-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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Note to people selling their homes...(all true)

I have been casually looking for another house and I am in UTTER DISBELIEF at the actions of some sellers.

Now I have only been looking online at homes in my current suburb but I do like to look at interior pictures.

These are things that sellers should NOT DO:

1) post a picture of a den with a full on nudey (porno like) picture of a woman. This was not an "arty" pic.

2) post a picture of a kitchen with your countertops and dirty dishes in it. I don't need to see what brand of celery you were cutting

3) Show half empty liquor bottles with glasses strewn around (in the porno pic den!)

4) Take a picture of the bathroom with your reflection in the mirror. Not only do I see your face, but I see you in your bra and panties!

5) I do not under any circumstances want to see your dirty laundry on the floor.


These were all homes represented by a realtor. Why didn't the realtor say.. hey you may want to take the nudey picture down and clean up your booze bottles. And the one with the bra and panties.. .now please.. nobody needed to see that!
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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1) post a picture of a den with a full on nudey (porno like) picture of a woman. This was not an "arty" pic.
I wonder if we looked at the same house a few weeks ago. We got an eyeful getting to see a nude sketch of the lady of the house prominently framed above the bed in the master bedroom. You shouldn't have to see the owner naked as a prerequisite to buying a home.
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:55 PM   #3
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I'm also house hunting and thankfully have not seen any of that.

The things that turn me off of a listing are the words "as is" and "no disclosure". That just smacks of a foreclosed home that has not been taken care of.

My favorite was a listing that raved about all of the interior features... and then only had a picture of the outside. That also made a bad impression.

ETA: If you are going to repaint the rooms, paint them a neutral color. One listing I really liked boasted of new paint, and then one room as blood red and another was very bright yellow. I decided I really didn't want to have to repaint two rooms right off the bat.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:01 PM   #4
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There is a hilarious website that features these kinds of pictures from real estate listings. It's at lovelylisting.com I can't believe some of the pictures that folks will use to try to sell their home.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:03 PM   #5
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I am also house hunting and have been amazed by some of the pictures that people post of their houses. Thank God I have not run into any "nudey" pictures, but dirty kitchens have been a completely different story...GROSS!!!
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:09 PM   #6
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These are things that sellers should NOT DO:

1) post a picture of a den with a full on nudey (porno like) picture of a woman. This was not an "arty" pic.

2) post a picture of a kitchen with your countertops and dirty dishes in it. I don't need to see what brand of celery you were cutting

3) Show half empty liquor bottles with glasses strewn around (in the porno pic den!)

4) Take a picture of the bathroom with your reflection in the mirror. Not only do I see your face, but I see you in your bra and panties!

5) I do not under any circumstances want to see your dirty laundry on the floor.


These were all homes represented by a realtor. Why didn't the realtor say.. hey you may want to take the nudey picture down and clean up your booze bottles. And the one with the bra and panties.. .now please.. nobody needed to see that!

LMAO.. I need a link please.

Note to self, put away my porn pics.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:11 PM   #7
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I do not think you are at the site you think you are.... at.

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Old 04-26-2009, 07:14 PM   #8
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My husband and I are buying rental property in a city where there are tens of thousands of foreclosures and nothing else. I wish these types of things were the worst I had seen during this little adventure we've been on.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:16 PM   #9
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This was an actual picture from a listing of a house I found today.


Notice the man in the chair..... What the? I wonder if he comes with the house!
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:18 PM   #10
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This was an actual picture from a listing of a house I found today.


Notice the man in the chair..... What the? I wonder if he comes with the house!
Does he clean.. Ill take him!!
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:25 PM   #11
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ETA: If you are going to repaint the rooms, paint them a neutral color. One listing I really liked boasted of new paint, and then one room as blood red and another was very bright yellow. I decided I really didn't want to have to repaint two rooms right off the bat.
Here's another tip about repainting in neutral colors...There are many beiges, tans, and khakis. Some have more yellow in them, some have more "pink" in them. I work in real estate, and one of my bosses has a client who decided on their own to completely repaint the downstairs in a "neutral" color after they moved out.

It looks PINK! The entire downstairs: living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, and breakfast room.

Lesson - buy a quart and paint a wall and live with it a couple of days, to see if it is the color you want.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:37 PM   #12
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My parents are in the process of buying a home and my mom frequently sends me links to homes they're considering. My favorite picture was a home where the kitchen not only had dirty dishes in the sink and groceries scattered all over the kitchen, last night's chinese leftovers was front and center on the kitchen table. Nice.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:40 PM   #13
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Does he clean.. Ill take him!!
I'm not sure, but he looks like he knows how to relax.
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:47 PM   #14
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Oh goodness, the things we saw when we were looking for a house. You would think if your house was on the market, that you might tidy up a bit.

We went to one place, that was on the very high end of what we could afford (I say that meaning it wasn't the kind of neighborhood where the houses were in disrepair. It looked very nice from the outside...) but wow. There were enough dirty dishes in the sink to last a month. Seriously, they covered the counters as well as filled the sink. Then there were the litter boxes. Five of them. Filled, wait not just filled...MOUNDED up. I had no idea a cat would use a box that full. It must have been quite a feat for the cat to climb to the top to add to the pile. It was unbelievable. Both the sight and the smell. Gag!

The bathrooms...cannot be adequately described within the posting guidelines of the DIS.

The final touch was the large hole in the kitchen ceiling. Apparently the owner was trying to store stuff in the attic and misstepped.

Actually, I can see why they didn't have time to fix the ginormous hole, but gosh, wash the dishes, clean the bathrooms, and for the love of all that's holy - empty the cat boxes!!
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Old 04-26-2009, 07:59 PM   #15
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All this makes me feel better about my house...

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