One of the perks of being a REALTOR® in Silver Spring, MD and beyond is definitely the beautiful homes I get to tour with my buyers. Some just make you happy, others inspire, and many showcase the love that lives there. We can feel the warmth as soon as we enter, we can hear the laughter, and imagine the family gatherings around the dining table.
Home, it's where we get to paint with the colors of our soul. Home, it's our sanctuary, and our safe place.
But not all houses are happy homes. Sometimes, I see properties that render me speechless. Sometimes, I show houses that have been abandoned and destroyed with holes in walls that would tell tales of suffering, and hardship, and unimaginable sadness. Sometimes, home tours look like this...
My buyer's agent brain is, of course, excited for the opportunity such a home presents, and the deal my buyers could get. But my heart? It can't help but wonder, what happened? I leave houses such as this one with a heavy heart, but with lots of hope, too. Someone will be able to look beyond the stains, and the holes, and the dirt, and breathe life back into it. Someone will be able to make the numbers work, envision and design a new home that will welcome new owners with open doors. Someone will turn this sad property into a happy place once again.
I much prefer to show happy homes, warm and cozy ones, but sometimes home tours do look like this.
Andrea is an ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) who loves helping her buyers fall in love! Whether you are looking for your first home, or your forever home, a new project or investment, put Andrea's experience to work for you, and enjoy a smooth and fun home buying journey.