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It’s not easy being green

Have you ever walked into a property and the first thing you see is a green shag carpet?

                                       Green Shag

Well, there are a lot of homes still out there like this, and the reason they can't sell is because people lack vision and can't see past that thick shag carpet.

I see this in a lot of probate homes and this is why investors who buy these homes get such great deals. They can see past that, but pretend they can't and ask for discounts. The family, for some unknown reason, would rather discount the price of that home $10,000 than spend $2,500 for a new carpet.

Whether you're a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, learning to look past the shag can save you thousands!

For more information on saving thousands buying outdated properties call or e-mail me anytime.

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)


At Respect Realty, LLC our agents believe in 100% dedication to client satisfaction.  We specialize in property and land acquisition around the Portland Metro and Vancouver, WA area. We delight in working with first time home buyers and sellers to guide them from start to finish. Our doors are always open and we are always happy to assist you with your real estate questions.


Reach out today, we look forward to talking with you!


Todd Clark and Seraina Aguayo (Owners of Respect Realty)

Respect Realty LLC (Expect More)



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Comment balloon 5 commentsRespect Realty LLC • June 27 2007 08:02PM


Good point!  In our area it's pink! Pink carpet, pink walls, pink window treatments, pink counter tops, even pink roof tile!  I showed a house like that once and there was a pink pool table in the living room to match! Some people don't see it or they get carried away.
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 12 years ago
Without a doubt, many people lack the vision to see the possibilities. So the Buyers move onto the next home while the Buyer who has the creativity foresight will snag the great deal.
Posted by Wayne McMullan, Quinte Real Estate (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty) over 12 years ago

Gross! It's hard to believe that people once liked that sort of thing. And it's sad that people want to waste $7500+ just because they don't want to take the time to replace the carpet.

Good luck,

Sugar Land, Tx
Where Life is Sweet

Posted by Christopher & Bernadette Hurley (Go Hurley Group) over 12 years ago
WOW!!  that is really a great point Todd.  I just left a FSBO that is really discounted with the " sculptured brown shag" and a green pool.  they are selling for a discount but probably could sell a lot faster if they replaced it.  Nice post with some good ol fashioned common sense.
Posted by Scott Hoag, Preferred Lender / Mortgage Company (FBC Mortgage) over 12 years ago

Thanks everyone for you wonderful comments and Silvia, PINK? WOW - I can't even picture it, please post a picture here so we can check it out!


Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 12 years ago

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