You Gave It Away Long Ago

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Real Estate Agent with Zenith Realty

You Gave It Away Long Ago

We have all heard sellers say to us "I'm not going to give it away."

Usually this statement has nothing to do with the actual market value, with the condition of the property, or even with reality.

Instead, it is based upon some warped sense of the value of the property which the seller must have pulled out of a hat.

In many cases, the sellers fail to recognize that their property is not in the same condition as other properties which deserve to sell at a certain price.

These are the sellers who have given their property away long ago.

Long ago when:

  • they stopped trimming their trees and bushes and let a jungle grow around their house;

 

  • they stopped cleaning their carpet and let it build up with mud, tar, oil, and other contributions from their pets;

 

  • they decided that their child's art work was so important that they could not clean it from the walls;

 

  • they figured that a bucket in the attic to catch the water from the roof leak was more economical than replacing the 40 year old roof;

 

  • they replumbed their house by relying on the outside hose rerouted into the bathroom to flush their malfunctioning toilet;

 

  • they installed a sump pump to send water out the front window which came from the back of the house because of a disconnected drain spout;

 

  • and, I am sure that most readers have examples which can be added to the list.

 

Either you will pay during the time that you own your house to keep it in good condition or you will pay when you sell your house with a lower price to account for its poor condition, but you will pay.

 

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Collette Sarmento
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Nicely said!  Expecially this one - they figured that a bucket in the attic to catch the water from the roof leak was more economical than replacing the 40 year old roof

Thank you for posting and have a great day!

December 02, 2011 01:27 PM #1
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Ron Trzcinski
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Collette,

The longer we are in the business, we find more odd, but true, things that home owners have done.

December 02, 2011 01:34 PM #2
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Veronica Krzinska
Zenith Realty - Rosedale, MD

Ron,

Very good post, but it will still not sink in with most sellers.

December 07, 2011 01:16 PM #3
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Ron Trzcinski
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Veronica,

It's too bad that such is so.

December 09, 2011 12:31 PM #4
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Karen Krzniak
Zenith Realty - Towson, MD

Ron,

It is incredible that so many of these sellers get vehement about their warped realities.

December 18, 2011 01:44 PM #5
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Ron Trzcinski
Zenith Realty - Nottingham, MD

Karen,

It is actually rather funny.

December 18, 2011 01:53 PM #6
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Veronica Krzinska
Zenith Realty - Rosedale, MD

Ron,

You can pay me now or you can pay me later, but you will pay.  That sums it up nicely.

December 19, 2011 01:27 PM #7
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Ron Trzcinski
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Veronica,

It really is that easy to understand.

December 19, 2011 01:41 PM #8
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Karen Krzniak
Zenith Realty - Towson, MD

Ron,

Sometimes people purposely grow jungles around their houses.  It's their style of landscaping..

December 23, 2011 03:01 PM #9
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Ron Trzcinski
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Karen,

And they have monkeys for pets.

December 23, 2011 03:15 PM #10
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Kathryn Sparks
Zenith Realty - Baltimore, MD

Ron,

If there were no such thing as money, then what would influence people's thinking?

December 27, 2011 02:21 PM #11
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Ron Trzcinski
Zenith Realty - Nottingham, MD

Kathryn,

It would be the end of the human race.

December 28, 2011 12:46 PM #12
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Veronica Krzinska
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Ron,

Those people who actually take care of their house are definitely rewarded for their earlier efforts.

January 07, 2012 11:25 AM #13
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Ron Trzcinski
Zenith Realty - Nottingham, MD

Veronica,

So are the agents who get to work with these sellers.

January 07, 2012 11:35 AM #14
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Veronica Krzinska
Zenith Realty - Rosedale, MD

Ron,

They are all fixes which have been done by those multitalented do it yourselfers who actually know very little.

April 06, 2012 12:15 PM #15
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Jacob Jamison
Zenith Realty - Joppa, MD
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Ron,

Are you saying that I have to pay the mortgage and for home repairs and improvements?  Forget it, I will live on the street.

July 06, 2014 12:26 PM #16
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Ron Trzcinski
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Jacob,

Many people do just that.

July 06, 2014 12:38 PM #17
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