Raoul Loustaunau, urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com (EXP REALTY)

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Marte Cliff
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The only reason not to list such a house is that the sellers insist on pricing it as a beautiful, clean, updated home. 

Jan 12, 2015 12:58 AM
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Bethanne Baer
Bear Team Real Estate LLC - Orlando, FL
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Yes, I would. I have a good friend that told me years ago. "There is a behind for every seat!" He sold used cars and no matter how bad those cars had gotten, someone would buy it if it was priced right!

So Yes, take the listing.

Someone will buy it if it is priced right! 

Jan 12, 2015 02:36 AM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I've actually been there and done that!  I recall an especially dirty and smelly house, I had been called out to list.  The home had been occupied by an elderly couple, who had been moved into assisted living.  When I met with the son, we addressed the "elephant in the room" directly.  There is no benefit in pussy footing around a situation like that.  The property was cleaned of debris as best as possible, but was still pretty much in bad shape.  It was priced to sell, and it was advertised pretty much as a "Dirty Smelly Fixer."  You wouldn't believe how the phone rang.  We ended up having a bidding war.

There are buyers who won't run from a "Dirty Smelly Fixer" because they only smell OPPORTUNITY!

Jan 12, 2015 12:12 AM
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Michael Ford
San Diego, CA
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might list it but id surely buy it.  those are the ones that are the paydays.  the smellier the better i say.  if the place stinks like a box of feet and a$$ the sellers surely know it.  the place will sell only to folks that can look past the defects and are usually not the owner occupied ones so you're not going to be hurting any feelings.

those that are owner occupied and repulsive get the dutch uncle talk that the place needs some sanitizing.  i have a gal that can make a dumpster sparkle and they get her number  and the memo  that she's coming by.

most agents with a few years under their belts have paid to have cleaning done...it's often the path of least resistance.  once i paid to have weekly maid service for a gal with a teenager too frikkin stupid to put his scuzzy clothes in a washer.  the kid was beyond pig so i sent my gal over to straighten up every week

Jan 12, 2015 12:10 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
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Bring it on!! Give us the dirtiest, most decrepit, run down, problematic, structural mess with termites, foundation and drainage issues at the right price and we'll pay cash and close within 30 days.

Jan 12, 2015 12:46 AM
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Virginia Youngblood
DO-STAGE! LLC - an ASPM® Home Staging Company - Charlotte, NC
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ABSOLUTELY!!!!   And hire an ASP (Accredited Staging Professional) Home Stager who has been trained to handle this and to be "your bad guy" to do all of the communicating of "what the Homeowner needs to hear but doesn't want to hear" topics. A stager is to be your HELP, not a competitor, in getting those listings sold for top dollar!  Once a property has been staged by me, which includes the consulting addressing the areas that need inprovement and then the Homeowner makes these changes, the property gets a contract in a very SHORT amount of time -- ie one of my staging projects got a  solid contract in less than 8 days!   So, use an ASP stager!!!!!

Jan 12, 2015 04:42 AM
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Thomas St.Claire
Newport, RI
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Sometimes just the awful smell of cigarettes or cigars can be a deterent.  Here's a tip that works to rid a vacant home or an appartment of cigarette or cigar smells.  In each room place a plastic bucket in the center and add a gallon of white vinegar. ( reasonable at resturant supply places ) Leave it there for 2 days and remove.  You will notice that the white vinegar is murky and has absorbed the odors.  If not quite clear yet repeat the process.  If there is severe yellowing on walls and woodwork then some washing may be necessary but the vinegar will extract most of the smell and make it less obnoxious.  We have been using this method for years with great results.

Jan 12, 2015 03:34 AM
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Michael Ford
San Diego, CA
California+Hawaii+Oregon

fun  to see the difference of opinion here.  truly proof that one mans trash is anothers treasure.  regarding cigarette smell...y'all are going to love this one...

i once took on a rehab for a guy that had had a tenant in residence for twenty years.  the tenants hobby it seems was smoking and he was good at it.  the place was just FILMY and CAKED with nicotine staining and stank to high heaven.  the walls got a serious hit with a strong TSP solution and the film streaked off nicely as we prepped for paint.

the fun came when my sheetrock guy started scraping the cottage cheese ceilings...the stuff was brown with nicotine and when some of the scrapings hit the guys arm they were like little nicotine patches...LOTS OF THEM.  the guy got light headed and then the nicotine in the scrapings hit hard and sent him to the yard for a little lunch toss and a 45 minute nap.

fortunately the sheetrock guy was a smoker and no herm was done but he could have been on  a ladder.

note to self...always wear tyvec coveralls for the scraping of the ceilings. 

Jan 12, 2015 03:23 AM
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Nancy Middleton
Counselor Realty, Inc. - Excelsior, MN
Nancy Middleton, Counselor Realty, Minnetonka, MN

I've had two occasions in the recent past re: this subject. One was for a home filled with the smell of smoke from her recently deceased husband who was dying and smoked constantly. We were going to list it, so I found a man whose company doesn't just mask the smell of smoke in a property but the ingredients used actually change the chemistry of the smoke and eliminate the smell. The lady was so pleased that she decided not to list and stayed there another 7 years before we listed and sold it in a week this past summer The smell had never come back........The other was the unbearable smell of cat urine which was overwhelming visitors at the first Open House. I told her the company I had used successfully would come and explain the process to her, but the cats would have to stay away, or the smell would come back. She followed our suggestions and put the cats in a cat hotel for the duration which was very emotionally painful for her. We sold it within two weeks to a family with cats, and the smell hadn't come back, but it probably has now and they wouldn't care or even notice. I can vouch for this man and his company which, I believe, works in other parts of the country as well. You would have to contact me by email, as I can't give out this information here.

Jan 12, 2015 03:09 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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 Only if they priced it right.  You can sell about anything if it is priced right.

Jan 12, 2015 03:05 AM
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Ann Wilkins
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty - Oakland, CA
Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont CA

Most definitely - Those are the total gems in our current market.   What smells of dog urine to one agent smells like money to another...

 

Jan 12, 2015 01:24 AM
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Jack Fleming
Weichert, Realtors - West Chester, PA

Yes I would. I think every home will sell. I sold one of those last spring to a rehabber. And I got both sides.

And I bought one of those. The owner had been living there 55 years. It needed everything. So we bought it, fixed it, raised our kids there and are coming up on our 29th anniversary living there.

To set the record straight my wife was motivator. And she was right again. 

Jan 12, 2015 12:02 AM
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Dan Harstine
Century21 Integrity Real Estate Group - Warsaw, IN
Warsaw, In Real Estate Residential, Lake, Commerci

Its simply a matter of PRICE.  Anything will sell for the right price.  We always say location, location , location.  But price goes hand in hand with Condition.  Good condition with updates usually equals strong price.  Dirty, smelly, moldy, etc.  can be a diamond in the rough.   Sell it!

Jan 11, 2015 11:54 PM
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Edith Schreiber
Luxury Homes, Move Up Buyers, 1st Time Homebuyers, New Construction - Frisco, TX
Dallas Area Real Estate

As some have posted earlier, I would not rule it out just because of the condition. If the seller is motivated to sell and realistic in their expectations (including price!), I know of plenty of investors that would scoop it up (especially if the location is desireable!). Professional cleaning services often work miracles  

Thanks for the post!

Jan 11, 2015 11:48 PM
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Margaret Mitchell
Coldwell Banker Yorke Realty - York, ME
Seacoast Maine & NH Real Estate

Dirty can be overcome but smell is tough.  Buyers worry, and I don't blame them, that the smell won't come out.

 

I give two different recommended prices; one cleaned up and one not cleaned up.  That usually motivates the seller.  The only problem is:  their idea of clean is different from your (and a buyer's) idea of clean.

 

I will say: dirty significantly impedes the pice.

Jan 11, 2015 11:36 PM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

 

Yes I would take the listing.  I would offer my assistance to help them get the house in as best shape possible. I was working with another Agent a number of years ago, and we had a listing that was beyond imagineable in regards to the smell, and condition of the inside of the home.  I had to sit on newspapers on the floor to take the listing....need I say more?  We paid for a company to come in and clean up the house.  The house SOLD in less than 30 days! 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 11, 2015 02:55 AM
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Maybe ask them to clean it - to help them sell it.

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M.C. Dwyer
Melody Russell Team at eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Lots of great responses here Raoul - I once sold a horders' house/REO, so my answer is a qualified yes.    The seller has to either understand and accept the innevitable discount, or be willing to do some mitigation.

Jan 12, 2015 06:55 AM
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John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
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Absolutely! There are plenty of folks out there that are looking for a fixer-upper and there is a fanny for every saddle.

Has to be priced right...

Jan 12, 2015 06:30 AM
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Maya Garg * ASP/ASA/ABR/CNE/
Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario - Mississauga, ON
Moving you Forward.... Buyers, Sellers, Investors

Yes I would if the sellers are willing to listen and we will get this cleaned, staged and priced right for the sale.

Jan 12, 2015 04:34 AM
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Beth and Richard Witt
New York, NY
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John DL Arendsen we are totally aligned with you... Bring it on and we will buy it... for the price of course

Jan 12, 2015 04:14 AM
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Kevin Flinn
Platinum Realty LLC - Kansas City, MO

Take the listing.  Explain to your seller, that you will probably need to sell the house to a rehabber as the house needs work.  Then do some research in your MLS and find which agents do a high number of CASH buys.  Give them a call and tell them you have a good project for them.  You will sell the house quickly and with little effort.

Jan 12, 2015 03:40 AM
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Kathy Opatka
RE/MAX CROSSROADS - Ocean City, MD
Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches

Yes.... I once had a listing where the Sellers let the German Shepherd "whiz" on the floor, where there was only plywood to absorb it!  I held my breathe when I entered!

It sold and the Buyers pushed the home over & built a new house, since the lot was great!

Kathy Opatka

Jan 12, 2015 02:51 AM
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Patrick Willard
Rio Rancho, NM

Would I? I have. A few in fact. They were REO and when you list REO you take the good with the bad. The worst one was sooo bad. I went to meet the occupants to get a cash for keys agreement signed. I noticed the smell about 10 feet from the front door. When they opened the door I almost dropped to my knees. When I got home I came in from the garage to the laundry room, stripped and put everything in the washer and went right into the shower. Sold it to an investor. It looked (and smelled) great when he was done and he made a nice profit.

Jan 12, 2015 12:26 AM
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Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Raoul,

Sure. Almost any house will sell eventually, if the price is right. The one thing that does not work is to pretend it is a butterfly, when anyone can see, that it is a stinkbug.

Jan 12, 2015 12:07 AM
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Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
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I list: the good, the bad and the ugly. I disclose to show I'm doing my job as best as possible. Investors love these because they can make a few extra bucks.

Jan 11, 2015 11:51 PM
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Greg Mona
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Raoul - It would depend on the specific home.  Sometimes I would and sometimes I'd take a pass.  If it was in a "hot" area where the homes fly off the shelves, so to speak, then I might, but if it were in an area where sales are slow and only the best ones sell, then no.

Jan 11, 2015 11:36 PM
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Nancy Darling Handler
Durham, NC

I would take it if the sellers were MOTIVATED and also capable financially, to ckean and fix it or to dramatically reduce the price. I had one like that last year-practically falling apart, moldy, etc. and we finally got the price down enough so somebody bought it.

Jan 11, 2015 11:27 PM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
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Listing one today.  Brother is executor of the estate.  Son of the deceased owner moved in with dad to take care of him in his final months.  After the death, he told the heirs that he was making the payments.  He wasn't.  He and girlfriend and 5 dogs trashed the place.  We put it on the market $20K under market value.  I'm sure I'll have a busy week going through the offers we get. 

Jan 11, 2015 11:21 PM
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Sylvia Jonathan
Coldwell Banker Platinum Properties - Irvine, CA
Broker Associate, SFR

Of course I would list the property if the owner agrees that it be priced accordingly and described accurately in the listing. There are investors out there that will snap up a well priced "fixer" in no time. If the owner does not see the house for what it is, I would not touch it.

Jan 11, 2015 11:20 PM
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Robert Rauf
CMG Home Loans - Toms River, NJ

If it smells it wont sell!  I do think it depends on the house, and most of all the price. If the smell is an easy fix your seller certainly will gain back any cost to cure in an increase price, but if they are not able to or unwilling to, then price it accordingly and advertise/disclose it properly.

Jan 11, 2015 11:17 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Depending on the source of the odor and if it can be eliminated I might. There are times when I smell the smelly smell of something that smells smelly whereas the owners have become immune to it.

Jan 11, 2015 10:56 PM
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Connie Wildasinn
WGroup Realtors - Long Beach, CA
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sure, you'd curdle as some of the listing I have taken... and some of them I have bought and turned a nice profit... It's all about price, condition, location... never changes

Jan 11, 2015 04:32 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Yes  it is something i see in REO every week, the one thing that cures smell is price. But if it is occupied, it needs to be priced right or cleaned. 

Jan 11, 2015 05:20 AM
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Ernest Villafranca
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate - Oakland, CA
3923 Grand Ave. Oakland CA, 510-418-9443

Yes.

Some buyers are going to run out and some are going to run in. Believe me.

Besides, they're not going to ask me at the bank where the money came from.

Cheers.

Jan 12, 2015 07:31 AM
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Rockie Marvel, REALTOR (214) 801-0908
Keller Williams Central (www.RockieMarvel.com) - Richardson, TX
Your Dallas Area Real Estate Resource

Have done it in the past...has to be priced right.  I would also recommend they treat it to get the smell out.  Came across PrOzone Indoor Air Quality Professionals - DFW's leading smoke and odor removal service....give them a shout if you're in the  DFW area.  www.PrOzoneProfessionals.com  

Jan 12, 2015 05:57 AM
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Melissa Sall
Sulek & Dutton Real Estate - Saint Clairsville, OH
Realtor ~ Belmont County ~ Ohio

Yes as long as they were realistic with the price, and depending on their time expections.

Jan 12, 2015 02:35 AM
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Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
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Yes, I would take the listing and help them with odor mitigation. I carry an ozone generator in my real estate tote in the Jeep. I use it judiciously as it can cause irritation to mucous membranes and lungs if used in the same room as people or pets.

Jan 12, 2015 02:10 AM
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Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404

In a heart beat! Bring me your dirty smelly huddled masses.  Every home will sell for the right price.  The sellers should be aware that conditiond dictates price, then the ball is in their court.  Some people like ugly homes, they feel like they are getting a deal, even if that is not true.

Jan 12, 2015 02:10 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

If priced right for its location, condition, and seller motivation, sure.

Jan 12, 2015 01:09 AM
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Myron Lund
Real Estate Directory - Rochester, MN
Serving the Rochester area for 30 years

Sure.  As long as the seller is realistic that the property will sell less than similar properties without the smell.

Jan 12, 2015 12:32 AM
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Carolyn Rush
CR Interior Designs - Poolesville, MD

Yes, and hire a professional home stager!  We have a network of cleaners and organizers at our disposal, and we can give your clients a report and "to do" list to take care of all of these issues.  Then we go back and make everything beautiful for your marketing photos.  Check www.homestagingresources.com for professional stagers in your area.

Jan 12, 2015 12:23 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
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Yes, if they agree to clean it up and/or price realistically.

Jan 12, 2015 12:13 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Looks like you hit it out of the park with this question.  Smells like a gold mine and who know a treasure may be buried in there somewhere!  My buyers like this approach, so yes I would take the listing and especially if it is the worst house in the best neighborhood. Location, Location, Location!

Jan 12, 2015 12:10 AM
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

Yup, if as others have said, they were motivated and priced it for condition.  Odors are harder to overcome than visuals (I think) and it will likely take longer to sell, too.

Jan 12, 2015 12:02 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks Edith and Doyle for your input have a great week

Jan 12, 2015 12:00 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks Kevin for you comment have a great day

Jan 12, 2015 12:00 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks Keith and Jimmy for your input have a wounderful day

Jan 12, 2015 12:00 AM
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Adrienne Hochee
The High Country Group - Anza, CA

Hey Kevin
How do you get your CAR
forms with just MLS only?

Jan 11, 2015 11:56 PM
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Kevin Scott
Century 21 Realty Team - Bellflower, CA

YES!!!! Why not? Listen, I'm in Southern California. Our so-called "gang-invested, crime invested, rough-rough, boyz-in-da-hood, sleep-in-the-bathtub-so- you-don't-get-shot" neighborhoods fetch $250k-$300k, and more... EASY.  Smelly house gets smelly price.  Smelly price is GOLD! Likewise, pretty house gets pretty price.  (I don't get why this is a tough question for LICENSED PROFESSIONALS.) Yet, another reason why i don't join the stupid idiot realtor club. MLS ONLY! I'm a California Licensed Salesperson.   

Jan 11, 2015 11:45 PM
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Jimmy Williams
Keller Williams Elite Partners IV - Mount Dora, FL
Lake and Western Orange County Real Estate Expert!

Sure I would take the listing, but the owners might not be happy with what I suggest for list price!  It will carry the same stigma as a foreclosure or short sale!

Jan 11, 2015 11:43 PM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Margaret for you comment have a great year

Jan 11, 2015 11:39 PM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Greg for you input have a great day

Jan 11, 2015 11:38 PM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Barbara and Nancy for your input have a super week

Jan 11, 2015 11:35 PM
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Rick Snow - Selling El Paso TX
EXIT West Realty - El Paso, TX
Cool Deals on Hot Real Estate in El Paso, Texas

I had a listing that was full of cats. It was nasty, but it sold full price in two weeks. I didn't think it would ever sell, but I was brand new in the business. Buyers must have been cat people.

Jan 11, 2015 11:34 PM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Erick and Cary for you input have a great day

Jan 11, 2015 11:34 PM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
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thank you Jeanne for your input have a super day

Jan 11, 2015 11:24 PM
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Erick Blackwelder
Cell: 703-677-1120 - Woodbridge, VA
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Yes, I would list it IF the sellers agreed to have the house professionally cleaned from top to bottom at their expense.

Jan 11, 2015 11:23 PM
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Mary Diaz
Tampa, FL
Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker

It all depends on the location and motivation of the sellers.  Never underestimate that.  Also, you can have a professional service clean and deodorize the home.

Jan 11, 2015 11:19 PM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Absolutely - on the condition that it be priced accordingly or cleaned up. 

Jan 11, 2015 11:18 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Yes, providing they would agree to follow directions on making the home sellable.  

Jan 11, 2015 04:58 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
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thank you Debra for your comment , have a great year

Jan 11, 2015 03:05 AM
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Why not?

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Bob Crane
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I have purchased a few of these opportunities.

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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

The listing sells if priced right! Price accordingly - and just meet the sellers somewhere else after the initial meeting.

Aug 27, 2017 10:40 PM
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Dale Taylor
Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois http://dtaylor.remax.com - Frankfort, IL
Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos

The right price overcomes all objections.  Yes if they're willing to list at the right price.

Mar 30, 2015 03:42 PM
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Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate

I do and have done this many times - Once had a house with tires in the upstairs bedrooms, 2 cars in the backyard, piles and piles of pizza boxes, a huge porn magazine collection (dating back to the 1950's) filling a whole bedroom and a dead cat in the freezer of the fridge that had been without electricity for over a year.  Pricing it right is always the key - the house sold in 5 days and had over 20 offers.

Jan 18, 2015 07:19 PM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
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thank you Dee and Caroline for your comments have a great day

 

Jan 14, 2015 06:45 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Raoul Loustaunau I bought a house in 2002 that was owned by a "hoarder." I wasn't allowed to enter the premises, it was that bad. The price was well, undermarket and we could see the roof, windows and stucco was in good repair.  After 10 dumpster loads the people helping me agreed to clear out everything to the studs (they kept everything they found including a pot belly pig in a giant jar)  yes really :)

Jan 14, 2015 06:28 AM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

I don't take listings I don't believe I can sell.  Even smelly homes have a buyer waiting.  You just have to get it cleaned up as much as possible and mitigate with price. 

Jan 14, 2015 02:50 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
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thank you Mark and Amanda for your comment have a nice day

 

Jan 14, 2015 12:24 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

If it's to be sold "as is" and the sellers agree to the price we recommend, yes.  If not, no. 

Jan 14, 2015 12:10 AM
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Mark Artesani
Keller Williams Realty - Fountain Valley, CA
Huntington & Newport Beach, Fountain Valley Homes

Yes and will work with the owner on price or cleaning the palce up.

Jan 13, 2015 08:44 PM
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

It depends...sometimes the sellers know they have to get work done before it goes on the market.  What's icky is that they live in dirt and clutter every day,  I can't do that and it's a buyer turn off

Jan 13, 2015 05:13 AM
Rainer
2,430
Donna Davis
Escondido, CA

Listed and sold a smelly, hoarder house last month.   These need to be marketed to investors.  Price them appropriately and multiple offers will appear, at least where I work.  Every home sells.  The only things we do not know for sure is to whom, for how much and when. We can get pretty close on to whom and for how much.  When is less certain.

Jan 13, 2015 02:57 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks for you comment Lyn, i will not take tenant occupied homes that are dirty and messy . as it is they usually are not willing to show home .thanks have a great day

Jan 12, 2015 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,841,056
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It depends if the occupant is an owner or tenant. I'd normally say no to both but the owner has more at stake & might cooperate more. Have everyone move out if they can.

Why waste your valuable time? What's the chance that it will sell in it's condition?

Jan 12, 2015 10:42 PM
Rainer
557,375
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

I wouldn't take the listing under those conditions nor would I take a listing on an unqualified property that didn't meet my business plan. 

Jan 12, 2015 06:31 PM
Rainmaker
376,047
Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Rauol-yes I would and I have.  Please remember this: every home looks good at the right price.  If it doesn't look good at $X, reduce the price $50,000.  If it still doesn't look good, reduce it $50,000 again.  Repeat as necessary and eventually you'll get multiple offers.  My preference, of course, is to have the seller clean it up.  

Jan 12, 2015 12:55 PM
Rainmaker
49,097
Adele Langdon
Los Angeles, CA
Exclusive Realty Inc.

Yes I can sell anyones home with a little TLC some good advice to the sellers who are willing to listen, and pricing it right, it's all good.  We just all need to be on the same page. 

Jan 12, 2015 11:34 AM
Rainmaker
269,537
Dan Derito
Success! Real Estate - Brockton, MA

I would. I'd give the seller the price at which I think it will sell 'as is', and give them the option to have it cleaned and staged.  Sometimes they don't have any money to dress it up, and I'd try to determine that first and not mention the option.

Jan 12, 2015 10:57 AM
Rainmaker
679,104
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes I would take it as long as the seller was willing to list at the price I recommend -- he/she must be realistic.

Jan 12, 2015 08:13 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks M.C. dwyer and Ernest for your comment have a super week

Jan 12, 2015 07:43 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you richard and Bill for your input , have a great day

Jan 12, 2015 05:06 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks Maya and Virgina for your comments , have a great tuesday

Jan 12, 2015 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
473,392
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

Are you talking about one of my current listings? Yes, I did take a smelly and dirty listing last Spring, but my client at the time assured me that he had friends that would help him to clean his house and to make it more apprealing. Unfortunately, his friends did not effectively ehlp him, and the price of the house went down $100,000 during the listing period to reflect its current condition.

I now have it relisted at an attractive price for the condition, and we have an offer on the table, but they not not responded to our counter yet...

Jan 12, 2015 03:58 AM
Rainer
47,242
Nancy Holloway
REgeneration Property Group 714.317.7140 - Anaheim, CA

Like many others on this page, I've been there and bought them!  Those are the best deals if priced accordingly for condition and location.

Jan 12, 2015 01:58 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Myrl and Pamela for you input have a super week

Jan 12, 2015 12:16 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Michael and Anna for your comments have a great day

Jan 12, 2015 12:12 AM
Rainer
140,565
Keith Whited
RE/MAX Gateway - Alexandria, VA

Preferably I can convince the owner to correct the problem. If that doesn't work out I will list a property with ANY defect if PRICED PROPERLY to compensate for the problem

Jan 11, 2015 11:42 PM
Rainer
17,532
Barbara Easton-Irvin
The K Company - Selling All Of Florida - Fort Lauderdale, FL
visit me at: www.FortLauderdaleHomes4U.net

Yes, I would but would thoroughly explain to the seller the importance of making the property presentable.  Also, a sign in front of a house will attract buyers, maybe not for that house, but for the others for sale in the neighborhood.

Jan 11, 2015 11:25 PM
Rainmaker
152,987
Cary Jo Hofstad
Blue Sky Realty, LLC - Kalispell, MT
Cary Jo, Hofstad, Broker, Blue Sky Realty LLC

No, unless the sellers are willing to make changes that will make the house saleable.

Jan 11, 2015 11:24 PM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Mary and Sylvia for your comment have a great day

Jan 11, 2015 11:23 PM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Inna and Nina for your input , have a great week

Jan 11, 2015 11:22 PM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks you Connie for your imput have a great day

Jan 11, 2015 11:21 PM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks you Michael for your comment ,have a great monday

Jan 11, 2015 11:19 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with others who said that either it should be cleaned up or priced accordingly. I can give recommendations for cleaning service if they would like .

Jan 11, 2015 09:49 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Over the past 7 years, most active real estate professionals have a list of no less the 3 investors who are ready to pounce on these stinky, dirty, ugly, neglected properties that are the bread and butter of profit minded business person.

If you have no such list, don't take the listing.

If you do have such a list, keep your intention focused on the end game and be fully aware of the integrity of the one with whom you will partner.

Jan 11, 2015 09:27 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,966
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not unless the sellers agree to clean up the house and stage it properly for sale.

Jan 11, 2015 08:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,620,016
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

One listing I remember well: the smell from few animals who never went outside was eating my eyes, there were mold issues, holes in the floors, plumbing issues, etc. I wanted only one thing: to get that old lady and her daughter out of those unlivable conditions asap.

Jan 11, 2015 04:54 PM
Rainmaker
1,620,016
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I will and I have done it. All depends on the price of such property. If it is priced accordingly, it will be sold fast with multiple offers. With L.A. housing prices we have a lot of bargain hunters.

Jan 11, 2015 04:49 PM
Rainer
80,193
RVA HomePRO Michael Hottman
RVA HomePRO Realtor with Keller Williams serving Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfiled and Richmond, Virginia - Glen Allen, VA
Helping you achieve goals in life & real estate

REO agents do this every day. I toured several today and can't imagine someone buying some of these homes. They seem to do ok - but it's based on volume. When I do a listing appointment with a real seller condition obviously comes into the conversation especially when comes down to pricing.

Jan 11, 2015 02:27 PM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Susand and Cindy for your input hope you have a great week

Jan 11, 2015 01:27 PM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks for you comment Evelyn have a great week

Jan 11, 2015 01:26 PM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks for your comment Richard have a great week

Jan 11, 2015 01:26 PM
Rainer
19,838
Cindy Dudley
Brockway Realty, LLC - League City, TX

I agree with Susan Haughton; take the listing but price it for the smell.  And push for feedback from anyone that shows the home so that you can share with your seller.

Jan 11, 2015 11:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No, I don't want to waste my time and money trying to get a sale on such a place.  The home owner isn't motivated to sell.

Jan 11, 2015 10:30 AM
Rainer
273,037
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Yes. Just happened upon this last week. Asked him to clean up/fix up and then we list. If not we need to adjust the price because at that point everyone will be wasting their time.

Now to that he could have thrown me out but because it was a refferal and he knows that I know what I'm doing, I think he'll listen.

Jan 11, 2015 08:44 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks Gabe for your input , enjoy the rest of the day

Jan 11, 2015 08:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Maybe.  If the sellers agree to cooperate to make the home more presentable and/or if they agree to price it appropriately.

Jan 11, 2015 08:24 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks for your input Silvia , have a great day

Jan 11, 2015 06:24 AM
Ambassador
2,158,468
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I am in a situation like that now and we agreed to put the house on the market once it's cleaned and ready.

Jan 11, 2015 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
5,852,604
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would, if the Sellers take some advice, or price it accordingly.

Jan 11, 2015 06:01 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks for your input Jeff have a super sunday

Jan 11, 2015 06:00 AM
Ambassador
5,036,524
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would provided that I got confirmation from the sellers that they would follow directions/take the necessary steps to get the home in showing condition and priced appropriately

Jan 11, 2015 05:58 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Scott for you comment , have a great day

Jan 11, 2015 05:23 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thanks Ron and Alexandra for your input have a great week comming up

Jan 11, 2015 05:00 AM
Rainer
368,326
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

thank you Cindy for you comment , hope you have a great week comming up

Jan 11, 2015 03:28 AM
Rainmaker
443,220
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I would not take the listing. The most valuable thing I have learned over the years is to walk away at times when I don't see a successful situation.

Jan 11, 2015 03:16 AM