02-20-2008 02:53 PM
02-25-2008 08:54 AM
01-01-2011 12:08 AM - edited 01-01-2011 12:10 AM
Hahahahaha...that was such a funny story! In addition to bad photos, I have been on crazy non-permitted home tours as well and was like? Wouldn't it have been cheaper to get a prescription than to work out your lunacy on this poor house?
Here's a link to a home on my real estate tour! Definitely select "see the slideshow" http://www.redfin.com/CA/Oakland/2570-94th-Ave-946
Some had graffiti! (several, actually) and most had been broken into! Hahahahaha! I swear a few had been crack houses. It was clear someone had tried to set a fire in the middle of the floor and it got away from them.
Wish you could see this one: http://www.redfin.com/CA/Oakland/6304-Monadnock-Wa
Oh, and the "side/back?" door...I was so confused by now...anyway, the one coming from the Bathroom (not the bedroom! hahaha) had been busted in and although it was a nice door, the door frame was hanging from nails (door still locked). Hahahahaha!!! I am like Geeezzzzzzzzz! Who or what tries to get in here at night???
And the bars on all of the windows...shhuuuuuurrrrrrreeeeeeee it's a safe neighborhood. I usually say something like, oh, I love the Spanish Revival look with the wrought iron work on the windows! Charming touch! I wouldn't have thought to put it on a Craftsman/Tudor/etc. but it works, it really does...
Here is what is considered a pretty good house considering the options:
In one house, where they were apologizing for the graffiti, I said, "Oh no! I need to know which gang rules this neighborhood before I buy! It is more important than which schools or who the elected officials are!" (they thought I was serious and I never let on that I wasn't).
Here is one that was $159K one day and $99K the next...after the rains came! I guess they had an inspection as well. Check out the dishwasher. Actually, the current photos show way better parts of the house than when I was there.
01-03-2011 01:19 PM
From a seller's perspective, I would think that first impressions is critical. With potentially many houses on the list to check out, why would a buyer want to see a house that is obviously a waste of time. Therefore, I wonder what Redfin's policy on this is since some sites actually make a policy NOT to list/take pictures of the house until it is ready and has the best chance of selling.