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Road Kill Buzz Kill

Last weekend, I headed out to show houses in Loudoun Country, where I came across a curb appeal faux pas that was so awful that I couldn't photograph it and couldn't even write about it until today.

The house looked pretty interesting, not to mention adorable, except for one little tiny thing.  It is very close to a major highway.

And just as my buyers were thinking out loud about whether the busy road was something that bothered them, we spotted it - lying just on the house side of a thick hedge that did it's best to block the view and noise from the highway.

It wasn't just a dead deer.  It was a dead fawn that appeared to have limped to this very spot, maybe after being hit by a car on the highway.  Nature's deep freeze had the little guy from decomposing or smelling bad, but I gotta say, seeing the poor thing lying there put a huge damper on the showing.

It was pretty disturbing to be hit with mortality issues when your client is trying to envision a place you are showing as possible dream house. 

And it was a huge reminder of how important it is for us to monitor our listings, especially if they are vacant, to avoid this very scenario.

Yikes!

 

 

Comment balloon 32 commentsPatricia Kennedy • February 25 2010 09:58AM
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