The Best Answer for a Vacant Home

Showed much better in the video!

I just happened upon this blog post by Steve Bergsman regarding the hassles of maintaining a vacant home that is up for sale by various people including the realtor and bank. Steve goes on and on about advice on keeping the grounds maintained, transients out, and what the realtor must keep in mind when going about showing the house.

It actually escapes me that, despite posting this on the Inman News blog, which started their business by creating tour videos (a friendly competitor of mine), he fails to mention the obvious: provide a home video tour.

Put it this way folks, look at the costs (and hassle) associated with maintaining these vacant homes and always keeping them in their best light, despite having a boarded up entry way. Why not just spend a little bit of money and show only the shots you want to show to the buyer in a video? That way you never have to visit the house, you don’t have to worry about the homeless dude jumping out at potential buyers during a tour, and you don’t have to worry about the overgrown grass. Buyers will be able to see the house how it is supposed to be seen, and not in it’s decrepit state.

What are your thoughts?