Quinte, On. real estate agent: Differing Views of the Same House

Differing Views of the Same House

A local mortgage broker in my area sent me an email which I thought was very funny, so I'm just going to pass it along. I don't know who came up with this, but I thought it was a pretty good take on how different people would view the same property.







Comment balloon 16 commentsMalcolm Johnston • November 17 2010 12:09PM


I got this on an email.I thought it was funny but true

Posted by Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group over 9 years ago

oh yeah, especially the tax assessor. Now why does my insurance company tell me that it will cost $200 a sq ft to rebuild that mess?

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA over 9 years ago

Oh so very true, Malcolm.  I've seen that email floating around, too. 

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

Mark, I love this tongue in cheek portrait of a home as viewed through the eyes of different people with differing perspectives.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Lori, it might be exagerated, but in essence, that seems to be how things are skewed.

Cynthia, I'm not sure, but you rarely get straight answers out of hem.

Heather, I thought it was pretty funny.

Chris, I liked it enough to put it on my blog.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 9 years ago

This was funny Malcolm and isn't it the truth? Have a good one!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Malcolm - This is hilarious.  "As seen by the tax assessor" strikes a chord!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 9 years ago



This is so true, and reality is somewhere else. But, everyone has their own views.



Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

Malcolm - this is indeed true and one reason why it is often difficult to get the seller to agree on a reasonable list price.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 9 years ago

Malcolm, Sooo true about the tax assessor LOL. You almost hate to see someone get a good price for their house in your neighborhood in case your taxes go up ;).

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 9 years ago

Malcolm - this or similiar ones pop up from time to time and the reality of it never changes ..... Value or the determination of value is very different depending on your perspective .....

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Malcolm, Always enjoy seeing this email because it hits the nail right on the head.  Thanks.  Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 9 years ago

Dastardly tax assessors! That must be why California passed Proposition 13 way back in 1978.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 9 years ago

Ahh, it is all in the eyes of the beholder (and the purpose they serve).

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 9 years ago

Malcolm, and I have been in all 4!


Posted by Ty Lacroix (Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc) over 9 years ago

Thanks for making me smile Malcolm. I haven't seen the email. Funny. (And strikes a chord too).

Posted by Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner, Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices (Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268) over 9 years ago