There has to be a better way to market a house

Than a sign on the side of the road.

Unrepresented Seller in Albemarle County, Virginia

Update: It’s owned by a Realtor, I still think it’s owned by a Realtor, as that’s what the tax records say, but this report on local TV news alludes to someone else being the owner. The house has been on the market since March 2006, started at $696k and was last listed for $594k, and is assessed for $504,300.

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  1. Jennifer February 16, 2008 at 11:59

    That is so funny. I wonder if the highest bidder is 125,000 if he will sell it? I dont know anything, but if you are selling a $400,000 house, perhaps invest in a realtor?

  2. Rocky VanBrimmer February 16, 2008 at 12:27

    That is fantastic, I knew some FSBO’s liked to save money… I am interested in seeing the highest bidder!

  3. Bob Carney February 16, 2008 at 14:55

    Usually you see them on a yellow sign and the phone number is a recording for a loan company.

    Its probably not even permanent marker, dry erase so they can reuse it.

  4. Matthew Rathbun February 16, 2008 at 18:46

    Virginia Code: 18VAC135-20-190 D.2 The following activities shall be prohibited:

    Failing to include a notice in all advertising that the owner is a real estate licensee if the licensee owns or has any ownership interest in the property advertised and is not using the services of a licensed real estate entity;

    There’s not much else to say. It’s hard even for Realtors to sell in this market, but I don’t think this reflects well on anyone. Who could read all the “small print” while driving by? How does one quantify “best reasonable offer”?

    XD Bob’s dry erase marker…

  5. Stormy February 19, 2008 at 16:43

    I saw an ad for this property in last week’s Hook. The seller claims the property is “worth” $600,000. I wonder what he got for it.


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