Day 1: Here we go…

“Northwest Fresno living at an affordable price! With over 2,300 sqft of living space on a nearly 10,000 sqft lot this 3br 2ba home is a must see!”

I saw it.  It has potential.

I texted the listing agent to make sure I could go in. I was all geared up to use my eKey for the first time. When I got there, the owner was there!  Dang.

I chatted with him for a bit.  He asked my opinion on whether or not he should have the carpets cleaned. (YES!)  Then I wandered around on my own while he watered the back yard.

Style?  Brady Bunch. A bit outdated, but in an impressive, gaudy, Laugh-In kind of way.  I especially enjoyed the rust tone striped carpet in the add-on bonus room. (Perfect for a boomerang young adult or older teen).  The kitchen appliances are probably originals from 1976 (seriously).  Overall, it was very clean for the age and the landscape is well-maintained.

Would I show it to a buyer?  Sure, but probably not as a hot pick.  It faces a busy street, so definitely not suitable for a family with small kids.  At $239,000, it’s a perfect investment property.  I can see someone updating it and turning it into a rental or flipping it, easy peasy.

I left my card (forgot to take a picture of it…darn!) and left.  Virtually painless.  I think I can handle one a day 🙂

Author: ericamaranianrealtor

My name is Erica Maranian and I am a Realtor at FresYes Realty. As a kid growing up in the Central Valley, I dreamt of someday seeing the world. I came to realize that the world had been in my backyard the entire time. Fresno is a short drive from some of the most majestic landmarks in the entire nation. We feed the world with our fertile land. Our culture is diverse. Our city is historic. Our people are friendly. I’m in the business of helping people. My prior experience as a banker, manager, underwriter, and analyst allowed me to develop expertise in being a good listener, uncovering needs and priorities, and seeing what is possible given the available financial resources. As a Realtor, I want to help you in your journey of buying or selling a home in the Central Valley. I attended California State University, Fresno (Go ‘Dogs!) and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. I went on to earn an M.B.A. graduate degree, with honors, from Colorado State University’s prestigious graduate school of business…right from the comfort of my Fresno home. My passions include photography, contemporary literature, music, exploring the outdoors, and living a healthy lifestyle. I currently live in Clovis with my husband, Chris, and our two sons, Nickolas and Alexander. As a family, we live, play, and work right here in the Central Valley. My family and my heart are strongly rooted Fresno County. I would love to help you find a corner of this awesome place to call your own.