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Sunday, June 20, 2010

After 444 Days on the Market the Grass Dies….

There is no correlation between the number of days a house is listed for sale and the grass dying, really.

Just yesterday I went by a property to preview the exterior and the neighborhood. The MLS photo was nice, showing luscious grass, neatly trimmed trees and shrubs. I was hoping this was as good better than the picture!

There I was looking for that beautiful landscaping and when I arrived it was dirt and brown dead grass, overgrown bushes, and the worst looking house in on the street.

Then I realized that during the 444 days the house had been listed the owners had moved out.  Yet still the MLS says occupied.

I guess if the owner cares not that the grass is dead then the owner cares not that the real estate agent has not updated the entry in 444 days!

Note to sellers:  Make sure you keep the curb appeal high and have a current photo of your property - even if it has been 444 days and you have already moved. It is extremely important that an MLS entry or any marketing material stay up to date including price reductions.

For information on homes for sale in Brevard County call me directly at 321-693-3850 or 321-255-2600 (office) or, if you prefer email me

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida serving Florida's Space Coast including the cities and communities of Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Suntree, Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and the surrounding region.

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