The Kitchen Sells the House

Real Estate Agent with Samsel & Associates 0790808

Buyers love kitchens. 

Every time I've bought a house, I've made that decision in the kitchen. When I sell a house, about half the time, the buyer makes the decision in the kitchen.

Kitchens sell.

Which is why I'm entering this beautiful kitchen as our entry into the real estate category of Mary and Dick Greenberg's October Active Rain photography contest.

We chose this photo of 2319 Lyde Place in Scotch Plains because the kitchen is the heart of this home, as it is for many homes. Every time we've held an open house or visited with the owners, we've enjoyed the bright light of the blue and white kitchen. It's a lovely room - an unusually large kitchen in a cape cod in a highly desirable town. From the angle the photo is taken, the buyer can see the doorway to the breezeway next to the stairs. To the left of the photographer, not visible to the viewer but evident by the lighting, are giant glass sliding doors leading to a lush green backyard.


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Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Agree 100%. If the living room is bad and the kitchen is nice the seller has a chance. Not so much the other way around.

Oct 01, 2017 02:13 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jean Marie and Wayne - it seems as if the kitchen is gathering place central in most homes and you have certainly captured that feeling in this photo.  

Oct 01, 2017 03:02 PM #2
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Wayne & Jean - That's a nicely composed and executed photo and does a great job of emphasizing your point. Thanks for your contest entry!

Oct 01, 2017 03:33 PM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Wayne and Jean,

Love how you jumped with a great entry.  And yes, the kitchen does sell the house in many cases.   A

Oct 01, 2017 04:09 PM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is so true and in all of my listings, I try to showcase the kitchen in a manner that will draw buyers in!

Oct 01, 2017 07:38 PM #5
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

That was fast!! Beautiful Kitchen... makes me want to see more! 

Oct 01, 2017 08:40 PM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Wayne and Jean - there is no question about the kitchen selling the house--new or old house.  That is a beautiful bright open kitchen.

Oct 02, 2017 05:39 AM #7
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This is a great looking kitchen.  I love how fresh and bright it is.  Nice choice!

Oct 02, 2017 10:17 AM #8
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes, beautiful kitchens can make a sale. This was a wonderful photo to enter in the October challenge!

Oct 03, 2017 03:46 AM #9
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Very inviting kitchen! And kitchens do sell homes!

Oct 03, 2017 10:41 AM #10
Mayra Espinosa Realtor San Mateo Pacifica Homes
Red C Realty| Call 650-996-8961 - San Mateo, CA
Pacifica -San Mateo,CA Real Estate agent, Buy,sell

Hi, ,

OMG! you guys are professional photographers! Excellent job!


Oct 03, 2017 02:01 PM #11
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's a beautiful and sparkling clean kitchen! 

Oct 27, 2017 04:53 PM #12
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