Strahm Sells!: I'm not a Trash Man, but . . .

I'm not a Trash Man, but . . .

I'm not a Trash Man, but . . .

I'd have moved the garbage cans before taking this -- the main listing photo -- I just can across on our MLS.

This is a nice, upscale home in (what I always thought was) a well-tended development.

Ugh.  How unappealing.  I wonder how many listings they didn't get because of this horrible picture?

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Comment balloon 7 commentsRichard Strahm • December 14 2011 06:19PM


It is truly hard to belive that someone would market a house with a shot like that.  Not only the double trash, but the proxmitiy to the next house.

Posted by Jeff Jensen (The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states) almost 9 years ago
I would have removed the garbage cans as well. I'll bet they did lose some potential buyers because of that picture. Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Richard, I see that some people aren't upset by trash cans... I know some neighbors in my neighborhood leave them out all week so they don't have to bother to bring them back inside the garage????  I don't get it.

Posted by Vince Chinell, CPI (VICO Home Inspection) almost 9 years ago

Hard to believe someone would post that with the intentions of selling it...........unbelievable Richard.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 9 years ago

Rates right up there with toilet seats left in the up position.

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker GRI, SRES (Windermere/lane county) almost 9 years ago

Hi Richard,

Ugh!  Between the garbage cans, the weeds, and the gloomy day, it just looks like a "trashy" area.  Who would ever pay top dollar for that house?


Posted by The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties (Keller Williams Real Estate - Montgomeryville) almost 9 years ago

A lot of trash and open garage doors.  Is this a free standing house or a semi-attached.  If I am confused don't even ask how confusing it must be for a buyer.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) almost 9 years ago