Note To Self: Do NOT Post Photos of Real Estate Water Damage on FaceBook or Twitter

Transparency in Real Estate, lesson #1.

Oh boy, I know he meant well, but Deion Sanders, who apparently had a lot of water damage to his Frisco, Texas home last week — a home on the market for $21 million -– posted this on his Twitter account. Of course ALL  home damage has to be divulged to any prospective buyer, but this just kind of really puts it out there.

Let me ask you this, who did not have any trouble with frozen water pipes last week? I built our house so all faucets are on interior walls, but our outdoor shower, which was turned off, has sprung a leak. I heard at Supper Club on Saturday that one friend was in his attic de-frosting their Rinaldi hot water heater. If anything, we can deduce two things I’ll be covering more this week:

-We need to beef up our building standards in Texas to accommodate future cold weather because it seems our climate is changing.

-The Azure condo would have been a much more pleasant place to be during the freeze. Friends who live at The Ritz did not have frozen water pipes or no heat. The Ritz has a back-up generator. They also had ice-free driveways and a warm garage. Hungry? Call Fearings. Folks at The Azure had a short bundled-up walk to The Stoneleigh to sup at Bolla.

Colder it gets in Dallas, the better and brighter condo living looks!


26 Comment

  • First, why would anyone pay 21 million for a house in Frisco, TX (Egypt to you and me)? Second, who would pay 21 million for a house in Frisco, TX, decorated like a Las Vegas strip club? Third, why would anyone pay 21 million for a house in Frisco, TX, decorated like a Las Vegas strip club, and with significant water damage? On the bright side, judging from the water pouring from the ceiling, he probably has the cleanest hookers in town. Good luck Deion!

  • First, why would anyone pay 21 million for a house in Frisco, TX (Egypt to you and me)? Second, who would pay 21 million for a house in Frisco, TX, decorated like a Las Vegas strip club? Third, why would anyone pay 21 million for a house in Frisco, TX, decorated like a Las Vegas strip club, and with significant water damage? On the bright side, judging from the water pouring from the ceiling, he probably has the cleanest hookers in town. Good luck Deion!

  • What a mess, the house, I mean!

  • What a mess, the house, I mean!

  • I agree, this house is just – awful. And $21 million? What is Deion smokin'? This flodd was a blessing in disguise. The Azure unit is where he should be, cheaper and much better looking. That's actually a great building. Are the units selling?

  • I agree, this house is just – awful. And $21 million? What is Deion smokin'? This flodd was a blessing in disguise. The Azure unit is where he should be, cheaper and much better looking. That's actually a great building. Are the units selling?

  • Helpful to remember — but I'm not feeling any sorrow on Deion's behalf. It needs a serious redecorating anyway. So. Hmmmm. A cool mil oughta cover the tearout, the repair, and the makeover. What's 1 out of 21? Not a lot. Crybaby.

  • Helpful to remember — but I'm not feeling any sorrow on Deion's behalf. It needs a serious redecorating anyway. So. Hmmmm. A cool mil oughta cover the tearout, the repair, and the makeover. What's 1 out of 21? Not a lot. Crybaby.

  • Candy, I agree, posting pictures of damage to your home from inclemate weather on Facebook and Twitter is not ideal for a homeowner; especially damage involving insurance claims. As you mentioned, when you sell your home, everything must go on a seller's disclosure form. Pictures of damage could create an ugly and unecessary shadow. If surfaced, these images could make the incident seem more horrific and evoke fear in a perspective buyer, negate warranty on certain items, and potentially cause problems when adding additional insurance for present/future homeowners along with coverage on future claims. I vote to keep these photos off the internet!

  • Candy, I agree, posting pictures of damage to your home from inclemate weather on Facebook and Twitter is not ideal for a homeowner; especially damage involving insurance claims. As you mentioned, when you sell your home, everything must go on a seller's disclosure form. Pictures of damage could create an ugly and unecessary shadow. If surfaced, these images could make the incident seem more horrific and evoke fear in a perspective buyer, negate warranty on certain items, and potentially cause problems when adding additional insurance for present/future homeowners along with coverage on future claims. I vote to keep these photos off the internet!

  • Are you kidding me? He is asking $21 million? Must be a mis-print. If not, he will NEVER get that. Tear down.

  • Are you kidding me? He is asking $21 million? Must be a mis-print. If not, he will NEVER get that. Tear down.

  • The Azure property has been on/off/on the market since 2008. It is a stunning penthouse. Pics of it are here (circa 2008:) http://www.cantoni.com/project_detail.php?name=Deion%20Sanders%20Residence

  • The Azure property has been on/off/on the market since 2008. It is a stunning penthouse. Pics of it are here (circa 2008:) http://www.cantoni.com/project_detail.php?name=Deion%20Sanders%20Residence

  • Coo-coo if he thinks he'll get 7.5 million for that penthouse, the only think unique about it is the small pool and there has been no significant appreciation in Azure sales. In fact, the Azure is now selling for less than when he apparently purchased it for in 2007, $3.5, I heard. Mow the house and move into the Azure. Someone may want that itty bitty pool but pay $7.5? No way Jose.

  • Coo-coo if he thinks he'll get 7.5 million for that penthouse, the only think unique about it is the small pool and there has been no significant appreciation in Azure sales. In fact, the Azure is now selling for less than when he apparently purchased it for in 2007, $3.5, I heard. Mow the house and move into the Azure. Someone may want that itty bitty pool but pay $7.5? No way Jose.

  • Candy,
    Wonder if a low ball offer would fly today?

  • Candy,
    Wonder if a low ball offer would fly today?

  • I thought the movie "Scarface" was filmed in Miami

  • I thought the movie "Scarface" was filmed in Miami

  • haha. Good sense of humor. And nice post too. Thanks for sharing.

  • haha. Good sense of humor. And nice post too. Thanks for sharing.

  • The $21 million asking price is certainly high, but that land in Prosper is valuable. It is HUGE, and Prosper is a wonderful town. And you also get a regulation size football field, complete with goalposts!

  • The $21 million asking price is certainly high, but that land in Prosper is valuable. It is HUGE, and Prosper is a wonderful town. And you also get a regulation size football field, complete with goalposts!

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