Thursday, 12 April 2018

Lifestyle Rabbit




The estate agents are photographing the cottage this afternoon. They will arrive in a moments time
The dogs have been put safely away in the car and I've done the lifestyle thing and put fresh Aldi flowers in each room.
The place is clean and tidy.
Surfaces are clear.
And Albert's decapitated lunch of baby rabbit has been removed from its bloody pool outside the back door.

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  1. You got me laughing on that one John!

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  2. I have a feeling your house will sell very quickly. It is lovely, even with dead baby rabbits.

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  3. A few minutes, a few shots and whoosh, he/she will be gone and then you can get all the stuff out again.

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  4. Prospective Buyer: "I see that the owner has put bunches of flowers around the place to improve its appearance and salability so I am no longer interested."

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    1. Let's hope the kitchen wows them

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  5. Oh Al-BERT! You naughty, naughty boy!

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    1. Anonymous7:40 pm

      Shhhh Dad thinks I'm a good boy!

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  6. I remember showing prospective buyers round my first home, and opening the garage door with a flourish to reveal a dead rat, abandoned by the cat. The husband of the couple I was showing round very kindly removed it to the bin for me. They didn't buy the house though!

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  7. Looking lovely . . .
    (Great decision about back door rabbit evidence!)

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  8. It looks great! I laughed at the last line.

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  9. A fine job of dusting, too. I was thinking of your fine collection of pots, tucked along the rafters. I suppose they're all in the attic now.

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    1. No I've left them where they are the agent loved them, she wanted to move in

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  10. Gorgeous flowers! I love the colorful pitcher vase and jar containers. The hippo lamp is spectacular!

    Albert is an excellent exterminator/hunter! I admire his macabre decorating style!

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    1. The jug is a traditional Welsh antique jug

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    2. My favourite Welsh jug....exactly like mine. (mine does have a little chip on the rim but I still love it) Mardy 🇨🇦

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  11. Albert is trying to tell you something.

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  12. I shall peruse Rightmove, and be very nosy

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  13. OMG - can you imagine the reaction! Too funny!

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  14. And now the hard part of selling a house begins - keeping it dead rabbit free and floral until you have a firm offer!

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  15. Should be a challenge keeping it ever ready for showings!!!!

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  16. Ooo, a glimpse of my fave little tchotchke-- the hippo lamp! Place looks lovely...

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  18. We have a viewing at 6.00 p.m. Surfaces are gleaming, flowers arranged. All signs of dog will be removed and Rick is taking me up the pub while the agent does the showing. Good luck with your sale.

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    1. I will be doing the show round sue....I'll hit them with period details

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  19. I'm sure your photos will be wonderful. Real estate agents have gotten a lot more savvy about that in the last few years. When we were looking to buy five or six years ago I couldn't believe some of the photos that accompanied the listings. Stuff piled up on every surface, and the biggest "no-no" for me was the toilet with the lid open (or worse, the seat up.) It looked like a gaping maw and who wants to see that?

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  20. It's a deliberate act of sabotage. Albert doesn't want to move

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  21. Freshly brewed coffee and cake baking in the oven will entice the buyers too - and a strategically placed copy of Country Living across the table!

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  22. We too are trying to sell a house. We too have vases of tulips. Let's hope they do the trick.

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  23. I went all out in prepping my house for sale. When it hit the online advertising a friend looked at the images and asked if it was my house.

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  24. I don't think I could ever muster up the strength to make my home attractive enough for a prospective buyer to view x

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    1. I'm with you! The yard, the house. Ugh.

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  25. And when it sells and you move out, on the last day, walk away and don't look back....just smile and head off into your new adventure x

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    1. That's exactly what I did from my last home....

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  26. The tulips are a fab touch.

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  27. What is the piece that looks like a glowing origami hippo?

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    1. My glowing origami hippo Deco light

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    2. I love it! I was going to mention it too!

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  28. Looks lovely! I hope the pictures turn out well. It's a challenge to keep a house looking good for the next stage, too (prospective buyers). I do remember that from the one time we sold a house. We had two indoor cats and two small children and it was hard. But at least we had no dead rabbits or dead anything else for that matter :)

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    1. I am quite adept at shifting the dogs out of the way when people arrive

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    2. I'm glad you brought them all outside when I arrived. It was lovely to see them.

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  29. The flowers are lovely and the cottage beautiful! Remember to have cookies in the oven when prospective buyers come around. It will sell fast. Do have a place picked out to move to if it sells right away?

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  30. I sure hope you keep blogging wherever you go, you are hilarious. Lifestyle rabbits indeed, snort.

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    1. Albert lives on baby rabbits from spring to summer

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    2. Albert sets an example to us all with his seasonal eating.

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  31. love the hippo, I have a triceratops light! turn all the lamps on for the pictures!

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    1. I have a polar bear too

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  32. Yes, I think a bloody, headless rabbit would rather lower the tone.

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    1. As would my dirty underpants on the floor of the bedroom.....I picked them up in time

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  33. When I worked in Real Estate, I used to stage home and this was 30 years ago. We had the listing for Betty Davis first home in Laguna. I always told the story about the palm trees in the front yard.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. How fantastic!

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  34. Thanks Albert. Lucky you saw it first. A projectile cat vomit across the floor and up the curtains put a dampener on a house showing of ours.

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    1. The agent measuring the rooms fell in love with him , she met him in our bedroom

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  35. I love the illuminated hippo. There's one animal that won't empty his bowels in the wrong place....

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  36. I hope Albert isn't upset that you removed his contribution to the beatification of the cottage! ;-)

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    1. I feel so blessed again in my marriage after Doctor ODUMODU brought back my husband that separated with me for one good year. Am ALENNA by name from ROMANIA. Even though i have mouths all over my body, it won't be enough to thank Doctor ODUMODU for his help upon my life. My husband separated with me for one year and have been in pains and agony without him. So, i searched for help everywhere but nothing worked out not until i meant Doctor ODUMODU. I explained my situation to him and he promised that my husband will get back to me within 48 hours as far that my heart still beats for him. I believed in him and he prepared a spell for me and my husband called me exactly when Doctor ODUMODU said. He pleaded and said he needs me back and now we are living happily again for the past 9 months. Everyone out there reading my article that needs help should contact him...Emil:drodumodusolutions@gmail.com

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  37. The house looks wonderful John. If you're doing the showing around this might be a useful tip.... I noticed our agent saying very little and letting the viewers wind themselves up with enthusiasm - ours was a 'period house' too - 1930 Arts and Crafts is ancient over here!! He got us a fantastic price too.

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  38. It is a sad scene you set. Hiding the dogs.

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  39. It looks wonderful, let's hope it sells fast. Being buyer ready is exhausting.

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  40. I was thinking it was sabotage as well, but I see someone beat me to it in a comment. Lovely flowers. -Jenn

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  41. Charming as we see through your pictures.. sure to wow.
    Keep a couple of packs of ready to bake bread rolls in the freezer. When you get the call "we have someone in the office that wants to view now... is it convenient???" pop them in the oven... baking bread is a winner as is percolating coffee.
    Albert is going to miss his spring feasting next year!

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  43. Your house looks charming the flowers are a welcome touch so many wonderful memories in that house John, hope it sells soon.

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  44. I sold my last house the easy way, I moved out and left the Estate Agents to it. I got phone calls with offers, said no thanks, until the right one came along.

    Can we have a nosy around your pad on Rightmove?

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    1. Anonymous9:48 am

      John Gray's cottage could be one of Rightmove most viewed property of the month...

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  45. People know when they love a house within minutes of seeing it. Words are not required when the buyer is standing before you in my experience. They are in awe and they know they have found what they want.

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  46. I hope you saved the rabbit so you can't put things back to normal when she's gone.

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  47. I do love your way of seeing things.

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  48. I don't think I could move all the bodies out of the way quick enough at the moment. Ginger is busy killing wildlife left right and centre at the moment.

    We're currently away for a couple of days ... I dread returning home, we'll be wading through headless corpses to get to the back door. One of our neighbours was calling round to pick up some eggs from the henhouse for her B&b guests breakfast, I hope she didn't find any bodies!!

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  49. I feel so blessed again in my marriage after Doctor ODUMODU brought back my husband that separated with me for one good year. Am ALENNA by name from ROMANIA. Even though i have mouths all over my body, it won't be enough to thank Doctor ODUMODU for his help upon my life. My husband separated with me for one year and have been in pains and agony without him. So, i searched for help everywhere but nothing worked out not until i meant Doctor ODUMODU. I explained my situation to him and he promised that my husband will get back to me within 48 hours as far that my heart still beats for him. I believed in him and he prepared a spell for me and my husband called me exactly when Doctor ODUMODU said. He pleaded and said he needs me back and now we are living happily again for the past 9 months. Everyone out there reading my article that needs help should contact him...Emil:drodumodusolutions@gmail.com

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