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Topic # 191156 26-Jan-2016 08:20
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What is the reason for the consistent policy not to photograph garages for listings?

 

Check it out. Less than 5% of the Trademe auctions from agents have photos or dimensions of the garage (excluding the not yet built homes which often show a floorplan)

 

Incredibly frustrating and clearly a deliberate policy...

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


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  Reply # 1478720 26-Jan-2016 08:20
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Hmmmm. Here we go.





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  Reply # 1478725 26-Jan-2016 08:20
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Hmmmm. Here we go.

 

 

Hmmmm, expert systems. There we go.

 

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  Reply # 1478728 26-Jan-2016 08:26
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Garages are not pretty probably. More important to show the easily changed paint colours and tapware than the size of a signifigant structural part of the house.





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  Reply # 1478735 26-Jan-2016 08:40
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I agree, being a grease money the size and shape of a garage is very important to me. In saying that my hope is to build a nice new garage this year, once the bathroom has been renovated.......


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  Reply # 1478746 26-Jan-2016 08:56
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its probably because 90% of people don't care about the garage, as long as they know how many cars its fits everything else is irrelevant


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  Reply # 1478748 26-Jan-2016 09:01
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Ill ask my real estate agents in the family.

 

 





 


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  Reply # 1478751 26-Jan-2016 09:04
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I don't know why floor plans with dimensions aren't a standard part of every house listing, as they are in other countries - especially given the extortionate amount charged by real estate agents here


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  Reply # 1478756 26-Jan-2016 09:13
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shk292:

 

I don't know why floor plans with dimensions aren't a standard part of every house listing, as they are in other countries - especially given the extortionate amount charged by real estate agents here

 

 

I agree it should be for new houses but for older stuff it can be quiet difficult to get the plans


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Jase2985:

 

shk292:

 

I don't know why floor plans with dimensions aren't a standard part of every house listing, as they are in other countries - especially given the extortionate amount charged by real estate agents here

 

 

I agree it should be for new houses but for older stuff it can be quiet difficult to get the plans

 

 

Even basic information about houses like what the R insulation in it is, how old the wiring is and other stuff seems to take a back seat to what plants that will probably die are in the gardens and making sure that the sky is photoshopped out for some nice blue sky despite the photo obviously being taken on a horrid overcast day.





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  Reply # 1478783 26-Jan-2016 09:37
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richms:

 

Jase2985:

 

shk292:

 

I don't know why floor plans with dimensions aren't a standard part of every house listing, as they are in other countries - especially given the extortionate amount charged by real estate agents here

 

 

I agree it should be for new houses but for older stuff it can be quiet difficult to get the plans

 

 

Even basic information about houses like what the R insulation in it is, how old the wiring is and other stuff seems to take a back seat to what plants that will probably die are in the gardens and making sure that the sky is photoshopped out for some nice blue sky despite the photo obviously being taken on a horrid overcast day.

 

 

 

 

Real estate agents seem to know next to nothing about a property most of the time. Any questions we asked when we looked for a house came back to "I will find out for you.".

A room plan of the house with features like decks, raised garden beds, green houses etc. of the surrounding property, photos of every room including garage and outbuildings should be standard. As should be an information sheet with data about the house like year of build, wiring, type of roof, heating systems, hot water systems, type of windows, insulation etc.

You barely ever get any of this. I wonder what real estate agencies get paid for other than placing an ad on TradeMe and open the door for a Sunday Open Home.


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  Reply # 1478792 26-Jan-2016 09:54
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Talkiet:

 

What is the reason for the consistent policy not to photograph garages for listings?

 

Check it out. Less than 5% of the Trademe auctions from agents have photos or dimensions of the garage (excluding the not yet built homes which often show a floorplan)

 

Incredibly frustrating and clearly a deliberate policy...

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cause that's where all the junk from inside the house goes before the photos of the inside of the house?




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  Reply # 1478811 26-Jan-2016 10:02
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Talkiet:

 

What is the reason for the consistent policy not to photograph garages for listings?

 

Check it out. Less than 5% of the Trademe auctions from agents have photos or dimensions of the garage (excluding the not yet built homes which often show a floorplan)

 

Incredibly frustrating and clearly a deliberate policy...

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cause that's where all the junk from inside the house goes before the photos of the inside of the house?

 

 

Best answer yet and sounds pretty credible... Cheers - N


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  Reply # 1478853 26-Jan-2016 10:19
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J32:

 

richms:

 

Jase2985:

 

shk292:

 

I don't know why floor plans with dimensions aren't a standard part of every house listing, as they are in other countries - especially given the extortionate amount charged by real estate agents here

 

 

I agree it should be for new houses but for older stuff it can be quiet difficult to get the plans

 

 

Even basic information about houses like what the R insulation in it is, how old the wiring is and other stuff seems to take a back seat to what plants that will probably die are in the gardens and making sure that the sky is photoshopped out for some nice blue sky despite the photo obviously being taken on a horrid overcast day.

 

 

 

 

Real estate agents seem to know next to nothing about a property most of the time. Any questions we asked when we looked for a house came back to "I will find out for you.".

A room plan of the house with features like decks, raised garden beds, green houses etc. of the surrounding property, photos of every room including garage and outbuildings should be standard. As should be an information sheet with data about the house like year of build, wiring, type of roof, heating systems, hot water systems, type of windows, insulation etc.

You barely ever get any of this. I wonder what real estate agencies get paid for other than placing an ad on TradeMe and open the door for a Sunday Open Home.

 

 

 

 

I believe that the problem with getting RE agents to provide details is fear of liability.  They are obliged to disclose information they know about a property and can be sued for non-disclosure.  If there's a fence apparently indicating where a boundary may be or even a survey peg (which might have been moved illegally by someone else) and they "validate" the impression that these do in fact mark a legal boundary when they don't, then the buyer can sue their backsides.  There are many situations where such fishhooks are possible, so they'll evade liability by recommending that the buyer find out for themselves, ie get a builder's report, LIM, surveyor etc.  Apart from the blindingly obvious, things get described in vague aspirational terms only - "great opportunity".


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  Reply # 1478860 26-Jan-2016 10:26
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In TM's case it could be that because you're limited to only 20 photos of a property, less "sexy" areas like the garage aren't shown.


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  Reply # 1478862 26-Jan-2016 10:27
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DarthKermit:

 

In TM's case it could be that because you're limited to only 20 photos of a property, less "sexy" areas like the garage aren't shown.

 

 

 

 

And crappy small photos at that.





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