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Dirty, ugly, smelly house for sale

It may be dirty, ugly and smelly but according to this website (no longer available), it also offers “Great bones, and a great location.”


Shocking as it may be, there’s something remarkably refreshing about the truthful approach that this agent has taken to marketing this property. Let’s face it, this is an ugly house and trying to convince prospective buyers that it’s anything but only serves to insult their intelligence. It’s not like they won’t notice once they arrive for a viewing. What’s the point in putting them through those hoops if they’re not open to purchasing a mutt? This forward approach also serves the seller by targeting the appropriate niche, and qualifying buyers. Assuming it’s priced properly, it should sell.


I can’t say that I’ve ever gone quite this far, but I can’t ever recall have a listing which would deserve such a tough description. I can tell you that it pays to be forthright in a real estate advertisement. Earlier this year; I listed a property which was built in the late 70’s and hadn’t seen an upgrade since. I started my ad by saying, “It’s not the prettiest house on the block and it’s definitely time for some upgrades but this 1,080 square foot bi-level is priced right and provides an excellent opportunity for an affordable home in a great family neighbourhood.” After a couple of days of pre-promotion, the home had 43 showings its first day on the market, attracted 16 offers, and sold for $27,000 more than the asking price. There’s obviously a great market for homes that need work. Why shouldn’t we let you know it when we have one for sale?



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Norm Fisher Royal LePage Vidorra

Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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