Tuesday, October 27, 2009

super crappy listings

I'm not a perfectionist but I do expect a level of competence from people in their chosen profession. I don't think it's too much to ask of a CPA to have math skills or a doctor to have medical skills or even a realtor to have basic sales skills. So when I run across listings that I swear my 11 year old could do better with it really torques my nutz. Like this one for instance;

8037 Armagosa Dr, Riverside. This listing is PATHETIC! The pictures are ridiculous and my guess is that they were taken with a cell phone. It's the only way I can think of that would produce such crappy pics. But even a good camera would have had a hard time with the angles and locations of the pics. Then there is the fact that they didn't even clean up the place. It's not horrid dirty or anything but is it too much work to move the dirty towel from the bath, or the roll of toilet paper from the tank or the laptop and water bottle from the kitchen island. The pics are so bad I'm not even going to post them here.

The written description is bad, English is obviously not his native tongue. Get it proof read! The broker should be bitch slapped for letting this listing post.

Now, the price of this thing isn't bad at all. This is one of the nicer tracts in the area. If you could pick it up for $300k you would really piss off the nieghbors that have been paying closer to $400k in this tract.


S said...

Just FYI, I looked up the listing on zip realty and it looks like a short sale.

Allison said...

Yep, its a short.

Saw it, thought the exact same thing about the pictures, then saw your blog. You always post about the ones that make me laugh.

Nice neighborhood if you could get it that cheap, I doubt it though.

golfer_X said...

Yea, I know it's a shorty. I doubt the bank will take $300k. There are not many recent comps but I think $350k would be closer to what it will go for. It is a nice tract. I've looked at 3 or 4 homes in there over the last year.