What is age all about?
In the time that I have been in real estate I have listed and sold many properties. They have all been different styles and ages and price ranges. The sellers have been in different age ranges. And up until this week I have not listed a home that is owned by folks in their 80's. Now most would think that the interior would be, well you know, dated. The thought is that seniors are living in the past and can't get out of it. They don't have any taste, all they like are things that are from the past forget about the now. This is totally a perception and ill conceived and you will be seeing what I am talking about. The lady of this home is in her 80's and lives with her husband and now enjoy their retirement and well they should. I was called out to their home by their daughter to list their home. I wasn't sure what I was getting into and I will say that I have been totally surprised. Let me show you the park-like setting in the backyard.
Remember this is a home owned by an 80+ year old couple and the Mrs. takes care of the landscaping.
My thought is that we should drop our preconceived notions that we are going into a particular listing until we get there. I will have interior pictures in a post later this week.
It is not our physical age but our mental age that makes us old. If we think that we are old we will act old and when we act old then what is left?