Listing agents, please bring attention to unique selling features in the MLS. I am currently working with 2 different buyers. Both are retirees moving here from out-of-state and, surprisingly, both are woodworkers with lots of very large equipment. They are looking for a unique property. A home with either a detached shop or building, a home with an extra large garage (at least, 3 bays) or a home with a garage under the house that extends into an unfinished basement.
I have searched the MLS but I am not finding any mention of such a space. What I have been forced to do is pull up anything that has a garage under the house with an unfinished basement and hope that meets our needs. Unfortunately, most agents don't post pictures of garages or basements.
My clients don't want to tip our hand to the sellers for fear that they'll overpay for such a space.
Consequently, I can't call the listing agent to confirm if this property meets our needs. So, we have been forced to drive out to many a house to see if the space can accomodate this very large equipment. As of yet, we haven't found the ideal place.
Listing agents, please bring attention to unique selling features like extra-large garages, detached workshops or even garages with unfinished basements attached. These features may just be what some buyers are looking for.
Be sure you take a picture or two. In Middle Tennessee, our MLS allows 20 pictures to be posted. If you have a unique feature like a tandem garage, detached workshop or even a very large basement with garage access, snap a couple of photos. Who knows? This unique selling feature may just end in an offer being submitted.