“We’re gonna need a bigger skip!”

This Purplebrocks listing made it into the pages of The Sun newspaper this week under the headline:

TWO UP AND SCREW DOWN Junk-strewn house dubbed ‘a great first-time home’ goes up for sale on Rightmove for £210,000

The house was first listed on 29th February and described as:

“CHAIN FREE – This two bedroom end of terrace home is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac location within Canterbury.

“Ideally located for both the city centre and University of Kent, this is sure to make a great first time home, downsize or investment.”

If presentation is important when selling a property there may be some scope for improvement as the fallen Christmas tree and filled bath are not doing it any real favours.

That said, a home left in such an obvious hurry suggests there’s a back story in there somewhere.



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  1. ExTOgirl

    Taking a photo of the frontage would have been enough to sell this home. Adding those internal photographs just shows there’s no flexibility in their system, you HAVE to have internals, regardless.
    The person who took this on shows no care for their vendor(s) or best practice. They are just little robots filling in their appropriate boxes, regardless.
    Whoever did this wasn’t thinking or caring.

    1. 0racle

      “Whoever did this wasn’t thinking or caring”

      …neither were they a proper Estate Agent…

    2. PeeBee

      “Whoever did this wasn’t thinking or caring.”

      Not quite correct.  The person was thinking about the Listing Fee… the whole Listing Fee… and nothing but the Listing Fee; and caring not one rat’s @$$ about whether or not it sells.

  2. JustAWorker

    Or, let buyers know what they are walking into and get national coverage at the same time.

    Hiding things does not help the public’s perception of agents. If the seller is not going to do anything about it, seems fair to be up front.

    just another perspective, that’s all.

    1. ExTOgirl

      National coverage? So it’s deliberate…?

      Your slant makes me think you wear a purple tie.

  3. ComplianceGuy

    Or it was a repossession where the chattels hadn’t been removed by the deadline and therefore the property was being sold as seen – large asset management companies are happy for repossessed properties to be marketed in such ways.


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