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Triple-Dog-Dared by Majordomo

Triple-Dog-Dared by Majordomo

Lee Eckroth1 year ago

How much maintenance did the Christmas Story home really need?

37 years ago, the world was introduced to Ralphie Parker (played by Peter Billingsley) - the 9-year old who desired an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Model air rifle in the movie Christmas Story. He grew up in a home built in the 1880s located at 3159 West 11th Street in Cleveland, OH. This home is considered one of the most recognizable movie homes of all time and is now a tourist attraction and museum.

The Christmas Story homes was built in 1880 and included 2 bdrms and 1 bthrm

We've always enjoyed the 24-hour marathon of Christmas Story on TBS from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. To prepare ourselves, we enjoyed a special Majordomo viewing. We couldn't help but notice some much-needed maintenance, including severe electrical issues, a worn deck, interior wall damage, a smoking furnace, the home being overrun by the Bumpus hounds, and much more.

GFCI upgrades recommended throughout the home

Our team of Majordomo analysts conducted a visual inspection of this famous home and created a special holiday Domoreport. Our typical Domoreport includes zipcode specific repair estimates, but in this Domoreport, we removed the estimates for our Triple Dog Dare You Contest that is running from 12/1/2020 thru 12/13/2020.

Here's the contest challenge: Provide your best cost estimate for the 17 repairs identified in the Domoreport as if they were repaired today. Whoever is closest will win a Major Award!

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How to enter:  Visit our contest page, check out the special Christmas Story Domoreport, and then enter your guess. Most important - have fun!

On December 14th, 2020, we'll update the Domoreport with all of the repair estimates and announce the winner. We'll also update this post. Good luck and happy holidays!

Lee Eckroth

Lee recognized a few missing puzzle pieces in real estate transactions after spending 16+ years as a top producing real estate broker participating in 1,100+ transactions: the understanding of a property's condition, the story of a property, why it matters, what to do next, and who to call to for help. As CEO, Lee oversees the company vision, manages sales and marketing, and exploring business models. "Let's improve the owner's relationship with their home."

About Majordomo

Majordomo created the Domoreport.

The Domoreport is the most in-depth report on a home’s condition ever created, yet it’s easy to read and you can quickly figure out exactly what your buyers need to know. It’s the new standard for helping home buyers quickly understand the condition of their home with local and highly accurate repair estimates based on their inspection.

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