Dan Kois at Slate could not resist interviewing Matt Godbey, the agent promoting a goth’d out single household residence in Baltimore.
Slate: When you’ve a home with decor as uncommon as this, do you attempt to get the sellers to neutralize it a bit? Or do you simply embrace it?
Matt Godbey: Effectively, it’s best to have seen it earlier than. He considerably neutralized it. I instructed him: I have been doing this for 33 years, and I do know what sells. A few of the issues in there, I instructed him, will frighten folks. There have been about 25 mannequins within the basement and a few upstairs.
His factor is horror films. It isn’t a cult factor. And I can relate—I’ve seen fairly a number of of these films myself. He eliminated the mannequins. He did what he may, however between getting the home prepared on the market and dealing six days every week, it is nearly all he may do by himself. A few of the footage are mounted to the wall, and he mentioned he’ll should tear them out and plaster and paint. However typically you do not get one hundred pc of what you ask a vendor to do.
It’s good to see that Mr. Godbey can discover a constructive twist on something:
What’s essentially the most sellable function of the home, do you assume? What do you lead with once you’re telling folks about it?
Oh, there’s fairly a bit. Uncommon for that neighborhood, there is a double broad driveway, so parking is simpler. And you may entry the storage from the entrance or the again—it connects to the alley. It is a two-car storage.