Okay so I've started reviewing houses again....already heard through the grape vine that the local Realtor community is super happy about it...
Here's what I will try to do in my reviews from here on out.
I will strive to use language that is uh, as mild as possible but still gets my point across.
I will still comment on the overall condition of the house and its livability.
I will still comment on the work done vs. permits pulled issues.
I will still comment on the work I think the house needs and what the costs are going to look like.
I will still comment on any safety issues I see.
I will still comment on the relative 'safeness' of the neighborhood and the quality of the local school.
I will still comment on things that 'just don't make sense to me' as in, 'what where they thinking' or, 'they want HOW much money for that???'
I'm only going to review houses that are personally interesting to me. So everybody selling ranchers in Bay Farm is 'safe' from one of my reviews unless someone commissions one.
I no longer have a Realtor that I'm working with (so haters stop calling him an F'ing a-hole behind his back) so I'll be touring the houses of interest during their open houses. That also means that I will only review houses that I have personally toured.
I don't have time anymore to do the big picture-riffic reviews I'll probably just snap a pic of the front of the house.
I'm working on reviews for;
1336 Sherman St.
1063 San Antonio Ave.
1330 Clinton Ave.
Now, Realtors I know that most of you have set google alerts to alert you when someone posts online about one of your properties. Here's your chance to contact me and get your side of the story included in my review. Act fast though I'll post my reviews as soon as they're done.
I'll try to give advance notice from now on about properties I am planning on reviewing so the listing agent can contact me to get their side of the story published.
I feel that that's about as fair to the listing agents as I could possibly be and still keep my integrity and provide what I consider to be a valuable community service.