A Wildly Overdone Rustic Country Home Just Hit The Market
Home sellers hear all sorts of objection from prospects. It’s too small, too big, too old, too close to the highway, et cetera, et cetera. All of these concerns are surmountable.
But what if your house is just too, well, ugly? I’m guessing that’s the issue confronting the owners of 24 Brentwood Drive in Avon, Connecticut. Because, seriously, this might be the least attractive house in the history of houses – or at least in the history of Zillow.com, which is where I stumbled across it.
I’m not sure where to begin describing the five-bedroom, four-bath house. It’s an over-decorated riot of varnished pine and 1970’s colors. The unifying theme is wildly overdone rustic country with lots of almost gothic touches. It’s as if the Addams Family lived there in the 1970’s and decided to do the place up in Beverly Hillbillies style.
The real estate agent clearly knows what he’s facing. His description focuses on the neighborhood, the great schools and the home’s front porch. He calls it a “fascinating” home and wards off Looky-Loos by started his pitch with “Serious Buyer Only Please!”
Chez Shabby on Brentwood first hit the market in August for $475,000. A month later the price was lowered to the current $339,900.
This amusing story comes with an important reminder. When it comes to real estate, you only get one chance to make a good impression. And once the price starts floating toward, it’s hard to reverse that trend. So, take the time and effort to make your house presentable before you list the property. You will almost certainly be rewarded financially for your investment.
And you’ll avoid becoming fodder for the world’s amusement via the internet.