Adorable, Cozy, Cottage Like, Dollhouse --- look for a small house, probably less than 1200 sq.ft.
Lots of Potential, Needs TLC, Handyman Special --- look for a house that needs a ton of work
Beautiful View, Lake View, Water View, etc --- look for a house with a view.... if you lean over to a 45 degree angle, hold a mirror up, and squint you might just be able to see some water.
You get the point. So it's quite refreshing when you come across a Realtor who doesn't throw a little sugar in the mix. A straight shooter who wants you to know what you're walking into. Take this "cute" house for example:
It's a 2 bedroom/1 bath home in San Francisco with a whopping 875 square feet. Do we dare call this charming? I think not. So here's what the Realtor used to describe the home. Yes, folks, this was actually input into MLS system:
Needs everything, not just TLC... but everything! Not to be even concidered unless you are a contractor. Still want to see it? Be prepared to walk lightly because you may fall through the floor. Nice roof just a few years old,at least something is good on the thing.
Want to know the craziest part of all? This baby sold for $335,000 (was listed at $350,000). Wow, God bless those buying real estate in San Fran! Come on out to the East Coast and Melissa and I will show you what $300k can buy you here! :)