Don't Judge a House By Its Exterior

Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker, Momentum Realty

I love symmetry. There is something about it that makes me feel like all is right.  The picture below shows great symmetry!
Symmetrical House           
Alas, my home is NOT symmetrical.
Despite the fact that my home is not as visually appealing to me as it could be, I am glad that I came inside on that fateful day. When I did, I saw that the inside of the house was nearly perfect and exactly what I was looking for.
We have all heard,' Don't judge a book by its cover,' and I would suggest that you also look beyond the exterior of a home.
Through the years I have worked with clients who nearly drove by a house but who went in at my urging. Many times they have been surprised that what they thought they would see inside was not accurate at all!
(Example below of an asymmetrical house)
Asymmetrical House
Space and light are very important aspects of any home. As a wise person once said, 'no one ever asked me to show them only dark homes.' What you see when you go through the front door (or the garage) is the space that you will inhabit; it is the place where you will live. THAT is what you need to fall in love with!
The outside of a home is just its shell. Just like a person who is clinging to their past style, many homes can be updated--and if even remodeled, if appropriate.
As you begin your home search, prioritize your needs and allow yourself to be open minded about the homes that you see. You just might be surprised at what turns out to be 'perfect' for you!


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Comments (2)

Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
Real Estate Services

Hi Holly,

Great post. 

Always to be reminded of the important details that the exterior is only one part of the 'house'

Happy Selling!


Nov 29, 2017 11:46 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Excellent advice...exteriors can always be updated.

Nov 29, 2017 12:43 PM