Lately it seems, while out showing bank-owned properties, many that are still in "dare we enter" condition, Buyers tend to ask many of the same questions:
Wonder why they put a wall here?
Wonder what they were thinking when they picked that color?
Wonder why they painted the windows black?
Wonder why there is a brick wall behind this door?
Wonder if they got a permit?
Wonder where they had the stove?
Wonder why they lost the home?
Who knows why they did what they did!
For some reason - many people feel it's important to know the story of a home. It's fine for clients to explore and let their imagination go about what a house looked like pre-bank-owned. For many, it seems to allow for the emotional connection needed to move to the next step of "saving the home" from it's current condition and making it their own.
At the same time, it's important for us to help Buyers find a balance between wondering about what a home was, might have been, or who the previous owners were and moving them toward wondering more about the true condition, the potential and vision of their family making that house a home.
Gabrielle (Kamahele) Rhind - 2009. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission email@example.com. Buying or selling Tucson Arizona Real Estate? Click firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how I can help you! Or visit www.BuyMyTucsonHome.com.