May 29, 2008

Permanent guaranteed Odor removal by Rainbow Services

17140 La Rinconada Dr, Monte Sereno 95030

$1,299,000
Status: Active
Bedroom: 3
Bathroom: 2
Year Built: 1955
Lot Size: 10126
Square Footage: 1711
List Date: 4/30/2008
Garage Spaces: 2
MLS#: 805414

Description of 17140 La Rinconada Driv, Monte SerenoExcellent Monte Sereno Location. Large lot. A definite fixer. Good bones. Double driveway with room for RV, Boat, etc. Seller’s illness has caused sale. Permanentguaranteed Odor removal by Rainbow Services of $16,800. Seller has two bedrooms unavailable to see-personal. 6 year old roof. Two driveways. New carpet. Bring your clients who want a home in an upscale location. Disclosures available.

Frankly, I’m a bit confused as to what is going on here. Is the Seller including permanent guaranteed odor removal by Rainbow Services? Or is the Seller saying that $16,800 of permanent guaranteed odor removal by Rainbow Services is required?

But in the end, does it really matter? This house is in Monte Sereno – can you say executive class? Sure you can’t see 2 of the bedrooms, but does it really matter? It’s got new carpeting! And besides, for $1.3 million, this is a deal – houses in that area regularly go for $3 million.

The hallmark of a good executive is being able to make decisions with incomplete information. Let’s face it, if you couldn’t make the easy call to buy this house, then you’re not an executive. And if you’re not an executive, you’re not meant to live here.

’nuff said.

(Thanks to Burbed reader Brian for this find.)

Comments (19) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:14 am

19 Responses to “Permanent guaranteed Odor removal by Rainbow Services”

  1. Prof. Bleen Says:

    “Good bones”? Perhaps the smell is being generated by a couple of corpses buried in the basement! I’m afraid it’ll take more than an industrial-strength Airwick to get rid of that funk.

  2. Hmmmmm Says:

    That is scary. Is this from Tony Perkins Estate? :-)

  3. sonarrat Says:

    Neat. One house between you and good old Winchester Blvd (which you turn onto unprotected), just a short drive from Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, and yet you’re in your own little bubble surrounded by amazing homes.

  4. WillowGlenner Says:

    I wonder if there are any dead bodies in those “personal rooms”

  5. RinkRat Says:

    Good bones…that term just kills me (no pun intended.) Did anyone check to see if anyone by the name of Manson lived here in the past 20 years???

  6. buckborden Says:

    Two bedrooms unavailable to see. Translation: South Bay child porn king lives here. Kids bound and gagged and forbidden to relieve themselves. Hence, the odor. Buy this house now, if you want fodder for your next novel!

  7. bob Says:

    The worst part is that the house is hideous looking. Plain and simple.

  8. Pralay Says:

    Seller’s illness has caused sale.
    ———-

    I think we guys are pretty cruel to make fun of an ill seller’s home. :(

  9. madhaus aka guitar hero Says:

    Did it ever occur to you that the reason the seller is ill is due to those “good bones” and the need for odor removal? Rainbow International seems to specialize in pet odor issues, nothing at all about bones.

    I think the real reason the seller is ill is that he lives in an executive class neighborhood but isn’t one himself. The stress of not measuring up to the $3 million homes on better streets is taking its toll, to the point that he’s doing something personal in his bedrooms he won’t allow buyers to see — even if that means taking a price hit.

    Best of all, this house has a bus stop right at the corner of Winchester, so if you have to sell your Porsche, and your Chevy Nova, to live here, you can still get to work!

  10. Pralay Says:

    I think the real reason the seller is ill is that he lives in an executive class neighborhood but isn’t one himself.
    ————-

    I get it, I get it. Average Silicon Valley guy cannot take it anymore and he is planning to move to Stockton/Antioch/Sacramento with whatever he gets by selling home.

  11. Brian Says:

    Yeah! Front page!

  12. Renter4 Says:

    It’s probably a cat-hoarder.

    “New carpet”? Good grief. If it’s the quantity of urine I suspect it is, it’ll have soaked through into the floor.

  13. rick Says:

    How much that new carpet is worth anyway with a 1.3m house? I don’t see a car seller advertising “new air filter”.

  14. waiting_for_the_fall Says:

    …so they expect someone to buy it and not look in two of the bedrooms? Is inventory low in that area? I’m surprised they don’t tell people to feed the squirrels and write them a letter first.

  15. Renter4 Says:

    I’m wondering if they are selling the house as a teardown. Otherwise the whole thing is just freakin’ insane.

  16. Renter4 Says:

    Oh, god, I missed, “A definite fixer.” Yeah, I bet it is. There’s something about the REALTOR saying “definite” that absolutely chills my blood. What kind of hellhole *is* this?

  17. Brian Says:

    BTW – Redfin showed the price reduced $65,000 today after this ad went up. Also, there’s a new description!

    Before:
    Excellent Monte Sereno Location. Large lot. A definite fixer. Good bones. Double driveway with room for RV, Boat, etc. Seller’s illness has caused sale. Permanentguaranteed Odor removal by Rainbow Services of $16,800. Seller has two bedrooms unavailable to see-personal. 6 year old roof. Two driveways. New carpet. Bring your clients who want a home in an upscale location. Disclosures available.

    After:
    A bright and cheerful Fixer Upper in an area of multi-million dollar homes. Excellent Monte Sereno Location with Los Gatos schools. Nearly a quarter acre lot. Good bones. Nice double driveway with room for RV, Boat, etc. 6 year old roof. Two driveways. New carpet. Bring your clients and their contractors. Beautiful natural back yard area.

  18. Pralay Says:

    Beautiful natural back yard area.
    ——–
    :) Probably the seller meant: beautiful natural wild back year area which was not maintained for decades.

  19. madhaus aka guitar hero Says:

    Hmmm. A number of these property descriptions seem awfully negative, suggesting that the property is only “for sale” because it has to be, not because they actually want to sell it.

    So, why would a homeowner list a house but not really want it sold? Some kind of investment scam? I’m really thinking of the place with the hole in the ceiling and the bricks on the roof, but this one qualifies with the bedrooms they won’t show.

    Or, it could just be owned by an Insane Cat Lady.


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