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Kittens and Vegans and Realtors, Oh My!

Do you ever see something posted on social media -maybe a meme with a sad, homeless kitten, that says ‘This Kitty Probably Won’t Even Get One Like.’- and you think to yourself, “Heeyyyy, wait a minute. I saw that same sad kitten trying to guilt me into liking it last week!” Only, now that you think about it, last week, the kitten wanted you to donate to feline whisker research… 

Same cat, different guilt trip.

What are we to believe?

Same thing with these amazing food-related holidays. August 27th is National Burger Day but, last month, July 28th was National Hamburger Day. Was last month for purists and this month we’re celebrating all things patty and bun? Last month, I would’ve felt confident in what I was celebrating, but this month… could I celebrate a turkey burger? Or, *gasp,* a tofu burger? I could make plans to spend 8/27 at Five Guys, but maybe I would be selling myself short. Maybe Sanctuary Vegan Cafe is the place to be? There seems to be quite a bit of wiggle room in the definitions, here.

Same holiday, different food.

It makes you wonder.

This phenomena happens in real estate, too. On the listing side, how a house is portrayed could significantly impact its time on the market,. Did the listing agent really tell the home’s story and make buyers want to live there, or did they stick to numbers and abbreviations, like a classified ad from the 80s? 

3BR/2.5BA SFH, .25AC, PubUtil 

Mn Lvl MBR w/ w2w cpt & 

hdwd 2nd flr FROG & BRs w/ J&J 

BA, FP, wtr vw & no HOA. 

OR

Everything you’ve been looking for in one beautiful location! With three generously-sized bedrooms -including a private Master Bedroom with en suite bath on the main level- this home provides the space to spread out! The second floor bedrooms offer the privacy of a Jack and Jill bathroom, just down the hall from a fully finished family room. New, neutral carpeting, in those bedrooms, will match any decor and the wide-plank hardwoods in the sunny foyer are carried through the entire first floor, ending at the cozy, stone fireplace! Enjoy the peace of your new neighborhood, away from the hustle of downtown, yet close enough for public utilities, so no need to worry about maintaining a septic system! Your fully fenced backyard features mature trees and a view of the community’s 5 acre, stocked lake! Welcome home!

Same house, but it might be a different sale price.

On the buying side, there are plenty of things to look for; that “flipped” property could be a great deal or a money pit. Maybe it looks like a brand new listing, but it’s actually just a new MLS number- knowing the property history could be key in a negotiation. 

Same purchase, different investment.

Having a real estate license and being a full-time Realtor can seem like the same thing, from the outside, looking in. I assure you, the difference matters. 

When it’s time to buy or sell, be sure you’re getting the effective, quality experience you deserve, from professionals. If you or someone you know is considering a move, let us know! We’d be glad to answer questions and help you through the transition. 

PS: Feel free to tag us Facebook, on August 27th and let us know what kind of burger you went with! 🙂      @TheMissionTeamKnoxville

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