Sometimes Buyers Find Added Value in ............

Real Estate Agent with Real Living Kee Realty


All buyers have their search criteria like must have at least 1 1/2 baths and a basement or must be a 1 story ranch. Some just have a few "must haves" like the ones mentioned. Others get more specific as to the interior features other than just bedrooms, baths and basements. I've had buyers that only want to look at homes with finished basements, some only want to look at homes with hardwood floors.


When working with buyers, I get to know their tastes, what they like and don't like. For example I may already know that they absolutely want a 2 story 4 bedroom colonial with hardwood floors. But after working with them for a while, I also have come to find out that they really love Maple kitchen cabinets and dark granite. It's not on their must have list, but definitely on their like to have.


One item I've come to notice that's kind of a hidden gem if you will, to many family's looking for a new home, is a mud room. I've helped many family's find their new home, and mud rooms have been a big hit with the mom's it seems. It's a definite added bonus, as many times it's not mentioned on the multi-list or in the marketing brochures. For whatever reason it seems to get skipped over.


Hidden Gem? Added Value?


A lot of buyers, mom's and dad's alike, really like that feature. You know, somewhere the kids can sit down on a bench, take their shoes off, hang their coat's and back packs up and it all gets contained to one room. Nice and neat! 









I think many people think of mud rooms as more of a feature in a house in the country, so when you come across one in the suburbs, it can be an added value to some buyers!


So when you're ready to start looking for Macomb County Homes for Sale let me know your like's and dislikes, and I will help your family find that perfect home!


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Comments (8)

Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Mike, a nice post to set the day in motion. Hope to see others from you soon.

Feb 11, 2014 09:18 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

In AZ we don't have a lot of mud, so no mud rooms, however, I have noticed some new construction builders have started adding a loggia - an outdoor space that is covered and connected to the house.

I liked the photo that you have in your post - great visual for organizing the space with the convenience of being able to sit and take off the shoes, something to hang your bags on ...

Feb 12, 2014 12:07 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI

Winston thank you and thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Feb 12, 2014 09:15 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI

Steffy - you would thing we could come up with a better name than mud room!? Never heard of a loggia, interesting. Thanks for your comments :)

Feb 12, 2014 09:17 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Mike, I love reading posts from other parts of the country, because of the differences from one place to another.  Here in Florida we don't have mud rooms. But, I suppose that's because we don't have snow. So, we don't need a room to take our snow boots, coats, hats and gloves off. I enjoyed the post!

Feb 13, 2014 05:34 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI

Thanks Sandy! We have plenty of snow, we could share ;)  

Feb 14, 2014 04:17 AM
DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas

Hi Mike,

I'm a mud room fan as well!  Great job on pointing it out as a hidden gem!!!


Mar 08, 2014 03:51 AM
Mike Mitchell
Real Living Kee Realty - Saint Clair Shores, MI

Thanks DeeDee! 

Mar 10, 2014 10:18 AM