December 27, 2012

Milpitas property well maintained and is ready for its new owners

Let’s continue with our post-Christmas clearance sales!  Today’s fabulous find is in the fantastic framework of Milpitas, or as its fun-loving denizens call it, “What’s that smell?”  Thanks very much to Burbed reader Petsmart Groomer for flipping this one forward.

121226-clear-redfin1568 CLEAR LAKE Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035

HOA Dues: $270/mo. 
2 Beds 
1.5 Baths 
1,008 Sq. Ft.
$356 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1971 
Lot Size: 810 Sq. Ft. 
On Redfin: 21 days
Status: Active
HOA Dues: $270/month
Stories: 1-3 (Low Rise)
County: Santa Clara
Property Type: Townhouse
Community: Milpitas
MLS#: 81242591

Property well maintained and is ready for its new owners.

Or as PG notes:

It’s ready for a new agent too.

Oh don’t be such a stickler, Petsmart.  Just because the front image took a little rotation ride doesn’t mean the agent isn’t a knowledgeable professional.  Let’s enjoy the rest of the photos.


Excellent.  Start with the exterior shots first and then lure your customers in.


Here the agent skillfully picks up the wooden texture of the bed frame in both the dining room set and the beautifully shining hardwood floor.


Contextual linking continues in subtle ways with the kitchen towels suggesting whimsy, supported by the colorful devil-may-care display on the coffee table.


Now it’s your turn.  Do you see the ingenious way the agent finds elements in common from the living room entry to the bathroom sink?  And nice job leaving out the throne entirely. You’d be surprised how many amateurs not only include it but have the seat raised high.


Ending the photo show with nature at her most bountiful, we also note this property has a location, location, location (!) in a popularly-populated planning potpourri!  You can find everything here!

Comments (7) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

7 Responses to “Milpitas property well maintained and is ready for its new owners”

  1. Tracy Tea House Says:

    They are probably hiding that the same thing that happened to this house

    caused the sideways tip!

  2. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    They should have had a V8!

  3. mabeldu Says:

    the zestimate is 280k. maybe all the crap is included in the inflated price?

  4. nomadic Says:

    This listing has all of the slapdash qualities of a short sale: crappy realtard, crappy pictures and clutter galore. Bunus: DHO in pic 7 AND when you try to view the pics “landscape” on an iPhone, they flip upside down.

  5. madhaus Says:

    #4, nomadic, I agree it looks like a short sale, but couldn’t find anything in the listing admitting it. Good find on the DHO. Do you think the clutter merits a Good Housekeeping Tag of Approval? I thought it was borderline, and having the pictures sideways makes it harder to tell mild clutter from Incredibly Lazy Realtard Won’t Spend Five Minutes Picking Up Before Taking Pix.

  6. nomadic Says:

    The pics aren’t so bad that they would be featured in Hoarder’s Monthly, but they’re pretty bad for someone serious about selling their house. I didn’t see any mention of a short sale on Redfin either; the sale price from 2000 shows it could be a regular sale.

  7. Divasm Says:

    The kitchen is always what gives away the short sale for me – this kitchen is very cluttered and lived-in, but there aren’t obvious bags of trash or dirty dishes sitting out, so I think this may be a regular sale. If I’m honest, I have to admit that my house when “clean” is quite cluttered due to my kids – there’s just no room to put all the baby/kid dishes and gear so some of it lives on the counter. But we’re so used to seeing staged and/or empty homes that any amount of stuff looks cluttered.

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