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OK, I'll confess: That title was a shameless effort to grab your attention because I need your advice on something.
I have a potential client who will be listing his house in the next few months. He's asked me to do a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). I do a two-step CMA with the first step being on-site information gathering. The property is a three-bedroom split-level home in the beautiful city of Baie d'Urfé, a suburb of Montreal, Quebec.
During my visit to the property, I discovered that he has a full bathroom off his kitchen and that he has plans to make this bathroom bigger by stealing some space from the kitchen.
"What the dillio?" I find this very strange, and I think buyers will too. By the way, in addition to the "kitchen bathroom," there is also a full bathroom upstairs although it currently only has a bathtub (no shower).
I have suggested that he add a shower head to the family bathroom, convert the "kitchen bathroom" into a simple powder room, and add a full bathroom in the basement laundry room which already has some plumbing and plenty of space. (Note that he had already bought everything for his kitchen bathroom remodel.) My hesitation here is that the basement does not currently have a bedroom nor does it have space for one. But it does have plenty of space for the bathroom.
So, do you agree with my suggestion?
Or do you think it's fine to have a bathroom off the kitchen?
Is it worthwhile to move the kitchen bathroom into the basement even if there is no bedroom down there?
What say you, oh wise ones?
I stage all of my listings and hire a professional photographer...at no charge to my sellers. It's part of my service package as a Montreal West Island real estate broker.
Professional home staging and professional photography: two critical factors to making sure your home looks its best, both in person and on the Internet, and neither of them cost you a penny when you list with me.
This blog is written with my opinions. My opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Copyright Tanya Nouwens - 2012. If you want to reprint parts of this, just email me for my permission at email@example.com.
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