Monday, December 31, 2007

Delusional seller of the year award



This home is the epitome of what is wrong with this market. It has a delusional seller asking a ridiculous price and it has been listed by illiterate Realtor that should have smacked the seller in the head when he heard his asking price.

The award for the most delusional seller in the IE goes to the guy trying to sell
5272 Dood ST, Mira Loma, CA 91752. Dood st... As in DOOD you are high if you think your house has gone up 544% since 1999.

This home almost qualifies as a real homes of genius award winner in addition to the delusional seller award. The home look like it was decorated as part of a haunted house or possibly a tacky 1960s theme restaurant. We can also give the Realtor (JAVIER ALVAREZ) an honorable mention for the ridiculous description. I've highlighted the spelling errors for your amusement.
"BEAUTIFULL RANCH STYLE HORSE PROPERTY WITH ANOTHER APN NUMBER ATTACH WITH THIS LISTING PRICE IT WILL WELCOME YOUR BUYERS TO A FORMAL LIVING & DINNING ROOMS LARGE KITCHEN WITH CUSTOMED TILED COUNTER TOPS, SPACIOUS MASTER BEDROOM WITH FILIGREE CARVED WOOD ENTRANCE DOOR, FULL BATHROOM AND WALKING CLOSET. 2 MORE BEDROOMS AND A SEND FULL BATHROM. THIS LOVELY HOME WILL ACCOMODATE YOUR GUESS IN A PRIVATE ENTRANCE TO A ONE BEDROOM FULL BATHROOM LIVING ROOM WITH A FIRE PLACE, IT ALSO HAS A NICE POOL AND A CAPILLA. THERE ARE 3 HOUSE BARNS STABLES"

All Caps, a multitude of spelling and grammatical errors and then there are the colorful exaggerations. Beautiful ranch style? What part exactly is beautiful? This lovely house will accommodate my GUESS (I guess I have no idea what he is talking about). What the hell is a "3 house barns stables"? I assume he means that there are two units and a barn but then again I don't speak realtor. That sure is a nice pool too, with its au naturale green water.



This guy picked up this gem in 1999 for $146k. Now, 8 years later he thinks this POS has gone up a whopping 544%. That works out to $81K per year. Who needs to work when your house is earning $81k per year? I would not even offer $146k for this thing today. It's a gaudy mess in a terrible area that is polluted by the Stringfellow acid pits. Not only do you have to fear for your life but your kids might grow another set of limbs. If none of that matters to you then you can pick up this little piece of heaven for $795k.


6 comments:

nqdenise said...

Yes, he's illiterate all right, because it's not Dood, it's Dodd. I pass by the street on my drive into work each day. How classy is this area, you ask? Well, it's so classy, that they had to break up an illegal rodeo a few weeks back. Read all about it at the Press Enterprise!

http://www.pe.com/localnews/eastvale/stories/PE_News_Local_C_cbriefs13.4e0048b.html

FairEconomist said...

That house is in a quirky Spanish Colonial Revival style (think Mission Inn) and while most people wouldn't like the decor, some would and overall it's an asset. Lots more people want houses with personality than there are such to be had. I'd certainly prefer that to the endless bland stucco boxes, even though that's really not to my taste (too dark). Odd that they don't have any pictures of the outside of the house - I wonder if it's a bland ranch house that got tarted up after construction.

I agree the green pool is way too period ;-)

papasmurf said...

I saw the pictures and "Mission Inn" is not what popped into my head. Old, dark and dingy is what popped into my head. There might be someone out there that is impressed by this thing but I doubt it. This house is in the barrio, I don't even like to drive through that area. Kinda funny that the realtor spelled the street name wrong, that's just classic.

colleeeeen said...

um, wow. if they seriously reduced the amount of furniture the house would look way, way better. shame about the location, as i actually do want a semi-quirky house as well.

but they are higher than high to be asking that price. nuts.

snob from morgan hill said...

They forgot to mention, There is a pot of gold hidden deep in the pool. That's what the reason for the pricing...

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it sold for 146k in 1999. I wouldn't even give them that much in 2008.