When the Neighbors look like this...

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Real Estate Agent with Troxel Realty Co. LLC 6501344841

I was out showing a very low priced foreclosure in a not so popular neighborhood a few months ago at the request of a colleague who had set these appointments and could not make them due to an emergency.  When I showed the house, the lady liked it, and as far as I know made an offer the next day.  I did show her the view from the side window off the kitchen, and it did not bother her.  However, this let me to consider the question for this blog post: How does the actions of a neighbor impact the sale of your listing? 

I have found that it does not impact the sale, but more so the value of the sale.  The actions of the neighbor with how they maintain their home is a reflection of the neighborhood to many buyers, and to others, it indicates they can get a deal on the house and it does not bother them.  So I suppose it really depends on the view point of what is most important to the buyer, and whether or not they are going to personally live in the home.

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Bill Gillhespy
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Hi Michael,  Very insightful observation.  Buyers will overlook many things - or is it the blinders they are wearing ?

April 17, 2012 11:34 AM
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Sandy Acevedo
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She probably thinks she will not see it very much out of the kitchen window, but it would bother me.            

April 17, 2012 05:05 PM
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Michael Delaware
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Thanks for all your comments everyone.  Some were very informative as always, and others told some incredibly funny stories! 

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Michael, I think we've all had the bad luck to have a listing or two with neighbor trouble.  Either deteriorating home, dogs that bark non-stop, or something along those lines.  And yes, it does effect the ability to sell.

April 19, 2012 03:33 AM
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Peter Michelbach
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This is definitely a No Way living in my neighbourhood - to me it looks more like a 2nd hand yard in an industrial area. Personally I would not take on this type of listing, unless the yard is clean. Imagine the vermine, snakes and not to mention other hazards, not just for the owner and kids but also to the neighbourhoods, the larger community and the bad image reflected in values tumbling down. They probably would need some basic training of how to look after a property.

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