by T.J. Anderson So, there's a real estate listing
on a townhome currently for sale in Donelson that is written so well
and so hilariously and honestly that I actually read the whole listing
from beginning to end. And it's a long listing, as far as real estate listings go.It starts off like this:"So
here's the deal. We have this townhouse that is pretty awesome (like,
finding a unicorn munching on pink grass in your living room after an
awful day at work awesome.) I bought the place when I was single and
all, "Pfft. I don't need a man to buy a house. I do what I want" (I was
channeling Cartman from South Park a lot at the time - please don't
judge me.) As soon as I said that, that man I didn't need walked into my
life and subsequently down the aisle. So, we're married now, wanting to
move, and putting this lovely piece of real estate on the market.
There's nothing wrong with it, I just need a place for my husband to
play drums without interrupting my Real Housewives of Toronto marathon."And then there are tidbits like these two that are silly, sure, but also strangely convincing:"The
appliances all stay - washer/dryer, stove, microwave, fridge, and
dishwasher. I want to take the dishwasher with me but alas, my husband
says I'm crazy (I'm not crazy, I just really like the dishwasher. It's
THAT good.)""As for this specific location in Donelson,
it's within 2 miles of not one, but TWO liquor stores. And beside each
of these liquor stores? Beer stores with a really good selection of
craft beers (we know. We're there weekly.) And, after you've consumed
your beers, there's a Taco Bell right up the street to soak up that
booze and calm your midnight craving for a beef meximelt."The
post was written by homeowner who has tried in vain for too long now to
sell her home the old-fashioned way--with a tame online
description--and is now willing to try anything to get her townhouse to
stand out. And it worked. I mean, here we are ... reading all about it. I
guess only time will tell regarding how quickly it sells.
got a pool AND a hot tub, plus tennis courts for you budding John
McEnroes out there (you can throw your racquet all you want - it's
usually not that busy!)"
Should all listings lean on
creative writing for a leg up? Nope. But some can really benefit from
it. Especially when the property itself isn't especially eye-catching
but there are good things to say about your neighborhood, neighbors,
favorite features, etc.Plus, it does always help to state your
reason for moving; it's something that buyers tend to ask former owners
and putting it right out there in the open helps to erase fears that you
may be leaving because something is wrong with the property.Another
thing this listing does so well is tout lifestyle. It explains exactly
why living in Donelson, TN, in this particular town home is going to
change your life, save you money, and make you a cooler, sexier person.And what more could anyone ask of a town home?
Author:TJ Anderson Phone: 615-364-1530 Dated: July 2nd 2013 Views: 4,418 About TJ: TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a h...
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