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Atlanta Home for sale: focusing on price, condition or marketing to get it sold

It has been said before, but what sells homes are price, condition and to a smaller extent, marketing. That’s why I was so surprised to see this.

I have a ready-to-buy-now client and wanted to show a particular home to them. The listing agent posted only 8 pictures on our mls (we have 26 slots available). The kitchen looked filthy; the sink was filled with dirty dishes and the counters were cluttered with more dirty dishes and junk. The other pictures of the home were not much better. The agent also posted this home as a short-sale.

For the area, which is inside the perimeter near Buckhead and Brookhaven, the home is priced well, but the home’s condition and the agent’s pictorial marketing are both horrendous. I don’t understand why an agent would take a listing if there isn’t going to be any effort on either party to get it sold! So who is at fault: the seller for the poor condition or the agent for allowing the home to show poorly or the agent’s bad internet pictures?

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