Love This House
Hate This House
Buyers know what they do and do not like.
This has been proven over and over when selling unique properties.
Recently read that buyers know within the first 8 seconds whether they like or dislike a house.
Thinking about the likes, dislikes, and quirks of various properties, I started making a list.
-Cemetery... Some would not live on a street where there were graves. Some people, like writers and artists, have no hesitation.
-House on the railroad tracks. It will never sell unless you find that retired train conductor.
-Upside down house ... primary bedroom, bath, living room, kitchen on the main level, and the other 3-4 bedrooms are on the lower level. Not right for some-perfect for others.
-Wooded lot... some do not enjoy cutting grass.
-Bathrooms...must have a tub, shower, or a jetted tub. The same is true for the throne room; some like, some hate.
-Colors... everyone has a preference!
-Close to a school...yay or nay.
-Busy street... across from the shopping center. Perfect for the non-driver.
-Fireplace...some will not buy a home with one; others will not buy without one. Some only want wood, others only gas or pellet.
-Heat is on...love-hate with all kinds, including oil, gas, propane, steam, electric, and baseboard.
-Exterior...wood, stucco, siding, bricks, sticks, or hay.
-Style...contemporary, colonial, split, cottage, townhouse, condo, single-family, ranch, cape cod, etc.
-Basements... has to have a walk-out. Do not want an exit.
What can you live without?
What are your must-haves?
What do you like about this house?
What don't you like about this house?
Can you see yourself living in this house?
The more questions, the easier to match them with that right home.
As an agent, find out your client's wants, needs, and preferences. They may not match your opinions, likes, or dislikes.
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