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If Walls Could Talk....
" If walls could talk..." It's an expression older than many of the walls we see in homes today. Before we go on a listing/pre-listing appointment we get basic information like most realtors....sometimes the tax bill gives us an idea of the number of rooms or features...fireplace...attached garage and sometimes if the home is located in a smaller city/town/village, the information is very minimal and until we see the property, we rely on the mind's eye of the seller to tell us a bit about the home. Often, the flood of memories of the holidays, the meals shared, the special touches that the family added to the house that make it home, color the conversation and you can feel the warmth and love that flowed from room to room with fond recollections of happier times and the joy it brought the family who lived there for a good part of their lifetime.Sometimes with short sales as well as traditional sales, the pull of the memories back to happier times overcomes the stress of years that the home has seen and the wear evident to a more objective less emotional eye. Then there is what we call the "mechanical part" ... more
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