One of my clients emailed me last week and said, “Unreal blogs this week! Each one made me stay up at night thinking about the market, economy, rates etc. And I kept coming back to see what others had commented!”
One of my closest friends told me on the weekend, “Your blog was like, way too serious this week. Sometimes I want your blog to be my escape from work and stress, not the cause of it.”
Well, it’s with the latter in mind that I got back to the well, and show you some of the wacky things I see during the course of my days working in real estate…
I’m all for “do it yourself” when it’s done correctly.
I think that with all the instructional videos on YouTube, the courses at Home Depot, and the work ethic of many home owners today, there’s a lot of renovations that can be done while saving money on contractors.
Take this exterior, load-bearing wall made of stone, for example.
With a bit of experience, you should be able to tuck-point on your own….
This isn’t a tuck-pointing job.
That wasn’t a photo of an exterior, load bearing wall made of stone.
It was a close-up of one of the ugliest living room walls I have seen in a long time:
I’m all for staging as well!
And who doesn’t love Marilyn Monroe enough to put her face on a pillow:
I mean, if Marilyn is the silver medal, then Audrey Hepburn has to be the gold.
This photo-pillow of Audrey was a bit odd, given they already had the Marilyn pillow:
But at least they didn’t get carried away with the theme!
I mean, it’s not like they took it too far.
Not like they went to a whole other level, the likes of which there’s just no turning back from…
Then again, I’d probably rather see a house with a gigantic mural of Marilyn Monroe on the wall, then a cheap condo that tries to look expensive because it has PLATES MADE OF GOLD!
All these weird photos are making me need a drink.
I’m no alcoholic or anything, but I could really use a glass of wine.
Like from freshly-squeezed grapes, right here, in this person’s backyard…
Yes, that is a wine-crusher, and it was in somebody’s garage.
And no, they weren’t just showing it off like an antique they picked up at a flea market and thought they’d proudly display.
They made good use of it……trust me:
Speaking of getting drunk in order to wipe away the memories of really, really bad features of homes…..
…….is this the worst sink you’ve ever seen in your life?
So bad, that even throwing rocks into the sink won’t make it prettier.
“Staging Rocks” are so hot these days:
And last but certainly not least, I’ve heard some people say that “A Realtor’s job is easy, and there’s so many things they do that the average person can do.”
Not always true.
However, you don’t need a Realtor to tell you that there’s a wee bit of mold in this house: