October 8, 2013

Seller Prefers No Photo in Willow Glen

A great listing should be chock-full of photos to make you drop everything you’re doing and run over to your agent to say I MUST HAVE THIS HOUSE THIS INSTANT.  A so-so listing will have at least a couple of photos that intrigue you enough to see yourself possibly moving in.  And then there’s today’s listing.

Yes, we know there was no listing yesterday.  Unless all three of our readers decide to send in voluntary donations to keep us motivated, there sure are times we just don’t feel like writing. You want fresh content each morning? Then go ahead and MAKE MY DAY.

Ahem. Anyway, on to today’s featured property!

131007-william-redfin572 W WILLIAM St
San Jose, CA 95125

3 Beds
1 Baths
1,204 Sq. Ft.
$249 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1905
Lot Size: 6,000 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 122 days
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached Single Family
Community: Willow Glen
MLS#: 81320113
Stories: 1
County: Santa Clara

Great fixer upper in Willow Glen. 3 Bedrooms 1 bath, shopping and schools nearby. Large kitchen with cute built-ins. High ceiling adds space.

Why would the seller prefer no photo when their agent could give us this one?


Or an even better shot, like the LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This place is close to EVERYTHING!  Like extra added emissions!


And we’re sure you can find even more amazing benefits to this property that the agent neglected to share! Have at it!

Comments (14) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 7:05 am

14 Responses to “Seller Prefers No Photo in Willow Glen”

  1. Bob Says:

    Bunus: trashed roof = large skylight for your enjoyment, at least till the rainy season begins.

  2. magdalena Says:

    Great realtor. Not even a “must see to believe” or “original charm intact”? You have to make them want to see it and you can lie if you have to but don’t put the blame on the seller. That just looks weak.

  3. maryjane Says:

    Hey Madhaus,

    You sound tired and deservedly so. I would help out but I moved a few years ago although I always still check in. I do miss baiting RE and the 100 comment weekends we used to have, though. How about throwing out a philosophical topic every now and then. I’d vote for a little more debate and civilized discussion. I really loved thinking about how student loan debt was going to keep a whole generation from buying houses and the state of education in CA.

    You could always ask RE to take over for a week while you take a well deserved vacation. Do you think he could handle it???

  4. nomadic Says:

    He could handle it, and maybe even be amusing, but I doubt he would be willing.

    I’ll keep reading if posts go down to a few days a week. Quality over quantity.

  5. Rickety419 Says:

    Quantity over quality here.

  6. Steve Says:

    What about teaming up or consolidating with some other blogs? The Marin POS blog is shut down, but it was hysterical when it was running. Maybe approach people like Marinite to join the staff?

  7. maryjane Says:

    I adored Marin POS.

    Steve might be on to something. Those people in Marin make Silicon Valley seem downright sane about real estate.

    It’s magical over there . . .

  8. nomadic Says:

    I hear that unicorns graze on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais.

  9. madhaus Says:

    Good to hear from you again, maryjane.

    Real Estater is still commenting here. He’s been invited to post an actual article several times yet hasn’t. Perhaps he too is tired, even more tired than me.

    The longer musing pieces didn’t seem to attract as many comments as the snark, and like you noticed, I sound tired. I AM tired. Do you have any idea what it’s like to live in the same house for more than 20 years and have to watch its value keep going up? I tell you, it’s exhausting counting my money every hour. Sometimes just to take a break I let it take the Tesla out for a spin.

    Wait, what do you mean your house isn’t paying you to live there?

  10. maryjane Says:

    Madhaus –

    If you’ve lived in your house for twenty years surely it’s time to do a total rehab. Your kitchen is probably more than three years old and you could always dig down and put in a tennis court. Isn’t that the sort of thing that energizes RBA homeowners? I bought a fixer upper (at the bottom of the market!) and wake up each morning excited about where the next leak is going to show up. It keeps me focused and alert. Who needs a vacation when they can spend their money on property?

  11. Real Estater Says:


    I’d post an article or 3 if I didn’t have a full time job plus management responsibilities.

    If you are too tired, I’d be happy to take over the IT assets* of this site without charge.

    * Key word is assets, as opposed to liabilities.

  12. Real Estater Says:


    “management responsibilities” should be: “property management responsibilities”

  13. nomadic Says:

    We get it, RE. You want us to know how important you are.


  14. Real Estater Says:


    Madhaus brings up the same point over and over. That’s the yawn part. I’m just giving her the same response I’ve given before.

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