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Floorplans - pet peeves and must haves

Real Estate Agent with Diamond Partners Inc 00244377

Once you've perused floor-plans and toured dozens of model homes, its time to get picky about the many details of a home. I've started a combined list of options and "deal breakers" my clients have shared with me in the past. I always suggest they make a wish-list when starting out, and to expect that it will be time to strongly consider when a home is at least 80-85% ideal. Because, there's just no such thing as the perfect home, unless you're financially prepared to ignore the affordability factor. 

I have many Realtor friends here who also know the likes and dislikes of buyers or have their own personal preferences. Go ahead and fire away, feel free to leave comments below and add to it. When all is said, we should be able to compare notes and come up with everybody's idea of the perfect home. 

Things that make me go Hmmm! 🤔

Galley kitchen or L shape counter?

Grand entry and location of staircase?

Open concept or more defined spaces?


On my list of must haves:

Laundry room off the master closet ❤️

Entrance from garage leading into kitchen, not halfway across the house

Walk-in pantry ❤️

Counterspace (refer back to the first above hmmm!) 

Large master closet

Pet Peeves

Seeing into a bathroom or laundry room from the front entry 😩

Squared off and boxy design 

Dark wood floors




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Carol Culkin - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson for ReeceNichols Real Estate, is your source for real estate in Overland Park and the bordering cities of Leawood, Olathe, Mission, Miriam, Lenexa and Shawnee, Stillwell and Spring Hill. Carol has been ranked as an award winning agent and offers her clients over 10 years of real estate experience.


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Comments (3)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Some home buyers can be very picky.

The balance between needs and wants may be challenging.

Aug 06, 2020 08:16 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Carol I share an interest with much of your list, especially the "Must Haves".

Aug 06, 2020 04:42 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I can see it being a pet peeve’s of not resolve these things ahead of time overall.

Aug 06, 2020 10:48 PM