Tamara Tattles was the first to report that Phaedra Parks is moving into her newest home. Neighbors reported that the move occurred car load by car load until Apollo’s yellow moving truck appeared for the furniture. I found that very odd. I get that she was only moving two miles away, but I would still think professional movers would be needed to transport everything safely. Next Tamara Tattles exclusively reported that the house was up for sale, and that an under contract sign had been placed on the house. It turns out that either the agent didn’t know the Under Contract sign was on the house when she put it up, or that the contract negotiations fell through. After the information I just received, I’m leading to the former option as the under contract sign was removed the same day it went up.
Tamara Tattles spies have sent us exclusive photos from Phaedra’s open house held yesterday. All I could think of when looking at what was sent was Phaedra’s friend Dwight, party planner for Phaedra’s sip and see saying, “How dreadful.” I literally did not know how to label half of the photos and kept emailing the spies asking. “What is that?” only to get responses like, “Exactly. We don’t know either.” The spies for this post were people who were actual potential buyers who like the street and wanted to like the house.
Let’s start with the interior shots. Overall, the spies informed me that the house was dirty and in no condition to be shown. This actually surprised me. I assumed that the interior would be repainted if necessary and perhaps even staged. In Atlanta, a $1.5 million dollar listing is a high-end home.
My spies were gobsmacked by the bathrooms and the boys rooms. The bathrooms and the boys rooms have all of these disks stuck on the garishly painted walls. I asked what the disks were, just decoration or is there something I’m missing here. The response was, “We have no idea!” There were concerns that whatever they are may have damaged the walls and that covering the paint, especially the red will be very difficult.
Ayden’s bathroom will be easier to fix. Apparently, there are no disks in his bathroom. That Prince Ayden sign appears to be on some sort of pole apparatus. I do not understand.
The wall on the left is either magnetic paint or a felt board wall. Who has a ladder in the house for an open house? Is that what the boys use to hang the letters? Why are the numbers and letters still there? Is that a pile of clothes? Why did they not repaint the damn walls? I do not understand.
This is a red closet door again with the dots. Maybe they are magnetic too? Has anyone seen this before? If they are magnetic, why wouldn’t the selling agent take them off and throw them into a bucket? I do not understand.
The over all impression of the interior is that aside from the lack of basic cleaning and the much needed painting, there was every design genre in the book mixed together… Venetian, Asian, craftsman tile… it’s a mashup of everything. Phaedra’s room still has a headboard mounted to the wall. There’s a dehumidifier in an alcove space – which is super odd. Dehumidifiers generally go in the lower levels where there is water (red flag).
No one seemed to actually get the point of this. Perhaps it is a place to watch the boys swim out of the sun. There appears to be a grill and a beer fridge. So there is that.
Our potential buyer’s assessment was, “It was horrible! She wants $1.49 mil. Nothing is show/open house ready! There are plants growing out of the gutters, the pool is nice but it has not been maintained. It’s actually small square footage, 3 bedrooms upstairs, master on main, and 2 half baths on main. 2 car small garage. Overall she did nothing to make it look great to sell, there’s stuff in the garage still. And I got bit by mosquitoes!”
So it sounds like a no for our buyer. Which is sad because they really like the cul-de-sac. The neighbors really want someone in there that they like, as it is a tight-knit little group. But until they get the place ready to show, they are not going to have anyone wanting to move in there.
I thought Phaedra was smarter than this. I don’t understand the agent having an open house before it was cleaned and painted.
Did I mention I do not understand?