How not to present your property

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  • #56427
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  • #106787
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    In general I think property ads in Spain are horrible. Often crappy photos, badly styled, minimal with important information etc. I can’t understand how one can think that it’s going to catch any buyers interest with images like that. It’s like telling the whole world that they are slobs and you can see that by how well they take care of the place they want you to buy from them.

  • #106790
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    They are basically lazy & do not want to exert themselves in thinking or doing something any thing. Even in the present climate they have not upped their game. I was looking for properties early this year.
    The agent turned up without the keys for two properties, another agent cancelled an appoitment even though I had made the appoitment three weeks before & had advised them of my time constraint, another one came 0.30 minutes late with no apology & got me details/keys of properties that I was not interested in.

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    Ah, the photos. Like the 5 photos of what appears to be someone’s favorite lamp and not a single photo of the room that contains the lamp. Or the 10 photos of the interior of a child’s playhouse on the terrace, but none of the terrace (which I visited and had a 360° view of Barcelona). Or the photos the focus upon the beloved perrito Fluffy. What’s worse are the photos with a watermark from the real estate company right in the center, that prevent one from seeing anything, as if ANYONE would actually copy the crappy photo.

    I don’t think these people are lazy. I think they are delusional.

  • #106796
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    @garysfbcn wrote:

    I don’t think these people are lazy. I think they are delusional.

    Especially with the asking price. 🙄

  • #106797
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    I have seen lots of photos of bathrooms with the lavatory seat up, undity, dirty looking towels. Suggests to me that the Agent isn’t very professional. One had an exercise bike in the living room 😆 Seen far worse on viewings. One viewing at 1pm had all the dirty plates from the night before, grease spilt etc. A teenager was still asleep in one bedroom! Another which looked great on the photos had a 10 storey apartment block at the end of the garden.

  • #106798
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    There’s a well known story in France that agents showed some Brits around an old house and there was an old guy lying asleep on the sofa. On closer inspection and nearer the smell he was in fact found to be dead!

  • #106800
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    leaving the date on the photos so everyone can see how long its been on the market doesn’t help either

    In fact I have seen worse photos than those in Madrid (often taken with mobile phones) and on one viewing I had to step over raw sewage to get to the kitchen

  • #106805
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    I actually have a horrible story to tell about weird showings. One of my colleagues went to show a house for 20-30 families and when she arrived the lady “not an old couple but around 60 years old” tells her that the man has passed away in one of the bedrooms. The woman still wants her to hold the showing against my colleagues advice and she does but tells the “buyers” about the situation and that they cannot view that room. The asking price was 300 000 euros and it sold after quite a lot of bids for 425 000 euros.

    Another time a friend of mine met with a lonely man in his house to discuss the plans to sell it. He signed with my friend and they planned everything. When my friend walks out to his car he hears a loud bang. My friend calls 112 but is to afraid to enter again. The man had shot himself with a shotgun.

  • #106807
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    Compare that against the slick marketing brochure prepared by the Developrs in the good old days.

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