Bars, How Big Do They Need To Be?

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I found this article in Forbes and found it quite interesting. Out of all the features you can have in a luxury home, the one item getting bigger/more expensive is the bar.

Recently I toured a new construction home and looking back now, they did have a massive bar, another house had not one, but 3 bars on 3 different levels. So I guess perhaps the article is correct.

Have you seen luxury buyers looking for bars as a selling point?

Here is the link to the article again!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2015/07/14/bars-go-big-in-luxury-homes/

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John McCormack, CRS
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Good Tuesday afternoon Stefan Winter -

I sold and closed a luxury home last week and yep it had 3 large bars in it.  It seems for some bigger and more mean better.  

Jul 14, 2015 09:47 AM #1
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Can't say that I've ever sold a house with a built in bar.... well if you don't count breakfast bars.

Jul 14, 2015 02:15 PM #2
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Stefan.  I don't sell luxury homes but I do see some bars in the lower levels.

Jul 14, 2015 08:18 PM #3
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Roy Kelley
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It is very nice to have a bar when you are entertaining.

Jul 14, 2015 10:02 PM #4
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Stefan,

It seems to be the thing in some luxury homes.  I have not seen much of that here...In commercial real estate when one does a restaurant deal in LA, you have to have wheelchair turning radius in a bar.  This really can skew the numbers for a restaurant owner.  A

Jul 15, 2015 06:18 AM #5
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Lou Ludwig
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Stefan

Most the luxury home that we sell do have bars in them.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 15, 2015 12:44 PM #6
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Lou Ludwig
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Stefan

Looks like the comments on the bars in luxury homes is about 50/50.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 16, 2015 11:52 AM #7
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Stefan, we have a luxury home. It has a beautiful bar with a pool table, off of the theatre. We have our home for sale, but we're the largest and highest priced home here on Fishhawk Lake--way above what the norm is here. Right now, I can't say that the bar is a big draw. We'll see.....thanks for the heads up on the article, and I'll check it out.

 

Jul 16, 2015 03:35 PM #8
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Hello Stefan Winter There are some really great homes with elaborate bars.  The Forbes examples are similar to the ones I have seen.

Jul 18, 2015 02:00 AM #9
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Stefan Winter 

Very interesting it is always cool to explore the new trends and help people who are selling maximize on them when possible. 

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Frankly, I have never had a sale where the bar was even mentioned.

Jul 19, 2015 02:03 AM #11
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It's not a trend I've seen here YET Stefan Winter but it reminds me of that CW song where a gal is singing that she is going to turn their home into a bar so he stays home.

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Interesting read! Thanks for the info.

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