Absolutely the Cutest Nursery I Have Ever Seen
If you haven't heard, Dick Greenberg is hosting a photography contest this month. Loving the photography aspect of listing and marketing in my job, you won't be surprised when I tell you this is my third entry into his contest. And I'm sure it won't be the last. This one is for the Real Estate/Interior subcategory.
What I found going through my listing photographs, that picking a favorite really had a lot to do with personal preference. I've listed a lot of beautiful homes. And somehow, I thought a kitchen would be the hands down favorite. Even in the grandest homes, the interior photos didn't compare to the smile this one brought to my face. Allow me to share with you the hand painted Dr. Suess nursery from one of the smallest homes I've ever sold.
This mural was hand painted by the mother for her baby girl. She offered to paint over it before the listing, but I could not imagine covering up that adorable mural. It was quite likely a family would buy the home that would continue to appreciate that mural in the nursery. Honestly, I wanted the seller to come paint my office in a Dr. Suess mural after seeing this room. There was more to it than this shot too. Three of the bedroom walls were wrapped in these heart warming images. And the older brother's room also had a mural with a train theme.
As it turned out, the Dr. Suess mural was a hit, particularly during the open house. The one open we had was during a day when it was pouring rain. Turnout was unbelievable, but probably because of the value of the home. Yet whenever the kids came in and looked bored and shy, I would coax them upstairs to see the mural. They would run back down the stairs, eyes wide with excitement, and start yanking on Mom or Dad's raincoat, begging them to go upstairs and take a look.
Unfortunately, the family that bought the house didn't have little kids. They were downsizing from a larger home. At least they didn't make the seller, who had put so much hard work into the mural, paint them over. They handled that themselves.