Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula, Excellent Sales and Property Management (House Match Inc)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

have you joined Realbird?  that's a great place to create a website for that listing....and post photos for a slide show.... use Animoto vis Realbird for a video and export it to YouTube.... embed the html code on ActiveRain and many other sites.... Realbird syndicates the goes everywhere....

Apr 06, 2017 07:56 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Part of your pitch can be that the buyers can purchase using a renovation loan.  The property is appraised at the post-reno value and the renovation funds are distributed to the contractor(s) by the lender. 

Apr 06, 2017 09:12 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

You already have some good suggestions, especially from Barbara Todaro . Definitely use lots of photos and video. And play up Temecula, Old Town and Wine Country. Did they rehab the MBR and bath? Kitchen and main living areas?

Apr 06, 2017 08:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Great comments here do far.  Tell the story with your marketing. Whatever it is ... priced right ... it will sell.  I wish you all the best.  Take note of Barbara Todaro comment.  

Apr 06, 2017 08:30 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

What's your question. It's 1/2 remodeled so you have to mention it that way. It will take someone that wants to do the rest of the project. Price it accordingly.

Apr 06, 2017 07:59 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Well, seems it is quite a unique property for the area. Pricing can be tricky. How bad is 1/2 of the property? 

Apr 06, 2017 09:32 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Talk about the location and the lot and that half the work has been done. Truth in advertising, always.

Apr 06, 2017 08:03 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

99% Price

1% all the other ideas you get here.

So, it's really an 8000 San Francisco house? Or an 8,000 sq. ft. house? 

Apr 06, 2017 04:00 PM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Split the house in half and sell it as improved and the other half as a fixer upper.

Apr 06, 2017 09:51 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hit some of the investor Meet-ups in the County.

Apr 06, 2017 08:45 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Mine the MLS and determine where the action is for:

Houses at this price point

Houses of this size

Agents involved on both sides

Now you need to go steal some buyers.

What distinguishes this home from those that have sold? Create those points of distinction using the criteria to which this buyer group will respond.

Using the 'keywords' that identify those 'action communities' inject your opportunity into their message stream.

Then create a private environment for agents active in this market segment.

Suggestion: Do a little digging and write the 'back story' that the new owner will want to tell.  OR, create the moment. In one case the owner created the main guest bath with a bold red theme. Everyone who visited made positive comments regarding how energized the felt. This does two things. creates identity for the owner and controls the narrative regarding the house. It will become the red bath house and not the 8,000 SF fixer-upper.

For most buyers at this price point a half done house is an undone house.

Apr 06, 2017 08:05 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Christine - I think Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, CRS has a great answer for you.

Explain everything about the home truthfully, and price it accordingly.

Apr 09, 2017 10:43 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

As Barbara said - use Realbird, it does get a lot of hits! 

Apr 09, 2017 03:22 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

This home is half finish and waiting for you to finishing the other half!

Apr 09, 2017 07:21 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Like Barbara Todaro and Kathleen Daniels said, RealBird!  I use it on all my listings.

Apr 08, 2017 07:19 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Barbara Todaro nailed this one!

Apr 07, 2017 06:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Just tell the truth. Needs some finishing touches and awaits your thoughts!

Apr 07, 2017 06:25 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Accentuate the positive.

Apr 07, 2017 06:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I like the suggestions by Barbara Todaro

Apr 07, 2017 05:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

AT the end of the day, it's all about pricing regardless of condition. But your marketing approach needs to be for someone who wants to put their own personal imprint on a home.

Apr 07, 2017 05:13 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Christine Kankowski Temecula & San Diego - excellent suggestions in the answers. Thanks, Barbara TodaroKathleen Daniels etc.

Apr 06, 2017 10:43 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I would have to the patient before I diagnose...

Apr 06, 2017 09:13 PM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Investors or DIY historical buffs. 

Apr 06, 2017 08:39 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Just don't go over board.  Market with future in mind

Apr 06, 2017 07:20 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Apr 06, 2017 07:08 PM
Cody Carmen
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

It depends on your market, but in many markets there are people who would love the opportunity to finish renovations to their vision while having the ability to live in the other half of the house. I would sell on potential without the downside of some other potential-based properties.

Apr 06, 2017 07:07 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You have what they call a classic show & tell. Thats all there is to it. The product should speak for itself similar to how your description does. Make sure it is in clean condition and smells good in every room. Buyers will do the rest...Price it just below what you think it will sell for & have patience

Apr 06, 2017 04:30 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

This is a tough question. I would need to see this property as well as the comps.

Apr 06, 2017 02:02 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a great opportunity for the right investor.


Apr 06, 2017 11:51 AM
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Thank you for the great ideas.  Yes, I definitely think this is a gold mine for someone who wants to fix up the remaning areas. Keep 'em coming.  **The granny suite is just a small portion of the downstairs - probably 900 SF of the 8000.,  but yes, the whole downstairs needs the rehab.


Apr 06, 2017 10:36 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Christine Kankowski Temecula & San Diego I take it the house is divided into two units.  I would market it as,  Live in one unit and rent the second unit. State the rental unit needs a rehab.

Apr 06, 2017 10:21 AM