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Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

It's an amazing house! Do I think it's shockingly distasteful that two or three out of the 50 photos depict the fun bedroom? No.

Do I think that they might have removed those items pre list? Yeah.

People are pretty uptight about sex, yes even in this world.

Buyer pool just shrunk and no blue pill will increase it. Sad. ūü§£ūüėāūü§£ūüėā

Feb 09, 2019 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
1,445,771
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I read an article/interview about this this morning - apparently the seller insisted on leaving the adult "pleasure room" as is because he's still using the place as an Air BNB.  There's a buyer for everything. 

Feb 09, 2019 04:02 AM
Rainmaker
556,700
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Is that a cage under the bed? I'm all for self expression but having to look at this guy's sex toys is a little icky. Go neutral!

Feb 09, 2019 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
705,051
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Regardless of any morals or not, buyer niche or not, the bottom line is simple. Lets remember the prime directive. The seller must want to "really" sell his property for the best price, terms and conditions, in the least amount of time. To accomplish this is to appeal to the broadest audience possible - and that's certainly not doing it. You gotta look at it from a business and marketing perspective. That's the bottom line.

At this point, the seller is advertising his perversion or whatever that would be, if any. It may be funny or amuzing for now. But it won't become a laughing matter if it does not sell.

As a listing agent, my position is 'don't waste my time or my marketing money. What do we have to do to sell this house. The answer is clear.

Feb 09, 2019 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,298,877
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It will certainly limit the size of the pool  of interested buyers!

Feb 09, 2019 04:12 AM
Ambassador
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I saw that! Seems like these sellers don't mind the greatly reduced buyer pool at all.

Feb 09, 2019 07:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,358,860
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Motivation?

Feb 09, 2019 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
294,486
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
‚ÄúExperience, reliable, leadership‚ÄĚ

Now that is a niche market....there is a nest for every bird!

Feb 09, 2019 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,127,944
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I think it's a niche market appeal if you ask me, Jeff!

Feb 09, 2019 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
5,032,922
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I like my weight room....  

Feb 09, 2019 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,079,692
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS¬ģ - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Hurry, this one won't last......

Feb 09, 2019 07:06 AM
Rainer
239,472
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I think it is interesting they bought in 2010 for $690,000 & selling it now for $750,000. Not as much appreciation as I would expect. 

Also I can not seem to find the egress access for the basement, but the photography leaves a little to be desired.

IT IS BEING SOLD FURNISHED!!!! So you do not have to worry about restocking that room with all of the devices & toys!!! That’s a big plus!

Feb 09, 2019 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
766,871
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

This could be a strategy to eliminate those who are not 'like minded.'

For example if a seller prefers to sell to a family raising kids the home should exhibit those attributes that will resonate with the like minded.

IN the unrestrained human pursuit of power and pleasure the predictable destination is perversion and violence. There is not shortage of those in that camp.

As an agent would you cultivate referral from such a camp?

Feb 09, 2019 04:44 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

I wouldn't call it a "sex oasis" or "pleasure den"... that just sounds crude.   I simply refer to it as the 'red room'.

Feb 09, 2019 07:03 AM
Rainmaker
416,847
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

NO I don't think the features being included in the marketing to the public will "help" sell the home. I think it shrinks the buyer pool too much especially being so widely marketed. Not too many folks I know would want to deal with, "oh you bought the home with the sex room" after the sale.

Feb 09, 2019 07:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,009,426
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

That  is definitely not the basement and brings new meaning to a Bonus Room in a beautiful 3 story Colonial. I know Maple Glen well and will be inquring to my friends who still live in that area. The room really needs staging it is somewhat drab.

Feb 09, 2019 06:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,047,820
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR¬ģ, Broker

I wonder if a professional stager was brought in.

Feb 09, 2019 06:26 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

There seems to be a market for it wouldn't be a success as AirBnB.  Furnishings can always be removed, discarded, donated (although not sure what charity would take this)   At least this equipment is "disclosed" in the listing photos so it should come to no surprise to any buyer. 

Feb 09, 2019 04:41 AM
Rainmaker
1,262,533
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As already said there is a buyer somewhere!

Feb 09, 2019 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
376,444
Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

If seller insists, we can list it the way he wants to protray the home. However, if there are too many negative feedback he needs to get back on track.  Unless if his intention is to show off and not to sell.   

Feb 09, 2019 08:45 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Apparently, they do not want to take it with them, it's all about target marketing Jeff! 

Feb 09, 2019 07:46 AM
Ambassador
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR¬ģ - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It takes all kinds to make a world. 

Feb 09, 2019 06:54 AM
Rainmaker
2,941,970
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Someone would be interested in it, I'm sure.  One other thing, it will narrow the buyer pool

Feb 09, 2019 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,019,696
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I saw this yesterday making the rounds on FB. Not sure it will attract more people than it scares away

Feb 09, 2019 05:17 AM
Rainmaker
590,572
Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

I did not follow the link but no is my first answer.

Feb 09, 2019 04:36 AM
Rainmaker
1,246,577
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I showed a home that had one of these in the back bedroom.  My clients and I couldn't get out of the house fast enough.

Feb 09, 2019 08:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,421,313
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have no experience in this niche. 

The marketing videos could attract much attention.

Feb 09, 2019 07:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know . It might have fewer showings.

Feb 09, 2019 07:13 AM
Rainmaker
2,463,594
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We know sex sells but....caveat emptor or buyer beware

Feb 09, 2019 05:37 AM
Rainmaker
775,785
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor¬ģ

Nice house BUT I think the basement oasis would freak out most moral buyers. I would advise the sellers to dismantle that feature

Feb 10, 2019 12:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,485,409
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We had someone who sold these type of goodies who wanted to open a store in Beverly Hills.  He wanted a location we had listed, and did not want us to tell the landlord what he was selling.  He told us that we should represent him like Victoria's Secret...We wrote the offer, the financials were stellar, and we told our client the truth...we already knew the reaction we would get.  Beverly Hills is very conservative... 

Feb 09, 2019 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
688,930
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Different strokes for different folks...pun intended.

Feb 09, 2019 11:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,548,385
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Umm; just where are we going with this Hugh, er a Jeff?

Feb 09, 2019 10:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,086,089
Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

This came at the worst time for me - I'm just finishing a true-crime podcast called "The Toy Box." It tells the true story of sadistic sex in a room that I imagined was outfitted just like this one. Except in this case, most women were tortured and killed. 

I can't see how he thought that would be appealing to the mainstream - it's considered deviant behavior  by many people.

To each his own, but after hearing the podcast, this room seems scary rather than pleasurable.

 

Feb 09, 2019 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
2,799,021
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

50 shades of whatever. 

Feb 09, 2019 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,386
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm sure it will appeal to a few.

Feb 09, 2019 07:49 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Doesn't sound pleasurable to me.

Feb 09, 2019 08:34 PM
Rainmaker
60,529
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-507-7510

Jeff,  What??? Are you providing hand sanitizers to buyers before entering this room? In addition to reducing your buyer pool - buyers that will reject the property outright after seeing these pics - there are potential health risks to parties concerned if the "toys" remain in the house, given the past use and history of this equipment.  One would not leave other used products for intimate use in the house.  Why would a buyer want used intimate products?  Were you planning on doing a separate addendum for personal effects and list these things?  Hope the lender doesn't see it  I say that tongue in cheek but seriously, who would want to touch these items after what they've been through?  What Peter Testa and Scott Godzyk said, Icky and scare buyers away.  Informing the seller of risks even if remote would be my course of action.  Imagine an unattended child thinking they are playthings and getting trapped in the chains, or buyers hurting themselves trying them out. Error on the side of caution and professionalism probably holds here. 

Feb 09, 2019 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
221,699
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

What. no videos?

Feb 09, 2019 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
408,142
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Does it complete with the "toys?" If so, it may be a selling feature for a certain type of buyer. 

Feb 09, 2019 10:08 PM
Rainmaker
2,802,726
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jeff Pearl less buyers will be interested in this property.

Feb 09, 2019 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
445,254
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

It certainly is a selling feature, the "good" part is subjective.

Feb 09, 2019 02:02 PM
Rainmaker
737,460
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Depends on the buyers' taste...

Feb 09, 2019 12:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,315
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Well, ..maybe.

Is it built for 3?

Feb 10, 2019 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,838,240
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No thanks

Feb 10, 2019 12:40 PM
Rainmaker
4,103,176
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I showed a home once with a sex swing in the master, and my clients laughed and thought it was for their kid....I never said a word....

Feb 14, 2019 11:40 AM
Rainmaker
3,201,236
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry but that would not be a selling point at all.

 

Feb 11, 2019 09:23 AM