Do You Work Out Of Your Home

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

More and more people are using home gyms.

Since many can no longer go safely to their health clubs, they make space where they live.

It is a priority for buyers to have this type of space available when searching for new properties.

Look around where you can put that yoga mat, that stairclimber or pilates reformer?

One of my clients has turned his lower level into a gym. Check out these photos. 

 

 

Max's home gym

 

 

Many rooms can not be a legal bedroom because they have no egress, no window, or are below-grade. These same areas make excellent home gyms. Look for these spaces when searching for your buyers.

Do you work out of your home?

Thinking of selling your home

Call Margaret Rome

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Comments (22)

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Good to see you, Joe Jackson. I appreciate your comments.

Feb 12, 2021 10:26 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Many of us, work out of our homes, but how many do workouts at their home? 😃

Feb 12, 2021 10:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Magaret,

We do yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi in our home.  Always have, although we used to take a one hour Qigong class at the Buddhist Church.  We do not have a designated room.  A

Feb 12, 2021 11:08 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Margaret,
I can't call what I do "working out" but I do have a treadmill that I use a LOT every day.  If a stager came into my home they would be appalled because it is in a corner of my great room. I could put it in my loft upstairs but it would be out of sight and out of mind. The great room is most convenient and where I'm sure to use it. It works for me.

Feb 12, 2021 02:07 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret staying in shape is very important, and having the space to do it is a major plus.

Feb 12, 2021 02:23 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

George Souto, It is always good to see you.

Feb 13, 2021 09:52 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We also invested in a treadmill - with gyms closed and trails over crowded, it became a necessity. And,  having space to work out at home is really important to many people. 

Feb 12, 2021 03:28 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret.

My wife has her stationary bicycle in the living room corner.  Otherwise, no ma'am I will not be working out

Feb 13, 2021 12:25 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400

James Dray, At least your wife will be working out!

Feb 13, 2021 09:54 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

With the fear of contact many are finding the space they need isn';t available where they currently live and are the impetus for buying larger, more space friendly homes.

Feb 13, 2021 05:16 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 Yeah I don't like to brag, but I do walk from my bedrrom to my second bedroom office at least 20 times a day.

Feb 13, 2021 08:25 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Working from home, my husband and I have a shared office that is has an ensuite bathroom over the garage.  My mother-in-law got mad when she visited and she did not have this "suite" to herself.  The other connected bathroom to a bedroom was a our home gym.  My comment to her was, "You are here maybe five days every five years.  We live here."

Feb 13, 2021 08:58 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Carol Williams, This sounds like working out to me   " but I do have a treadmill that I use a LOT every day."  

Feb 13, 2021 09:51 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

For your family...It sounds like a good investment!

Feb 13, 2021 09:53 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Ed Silva, This needed space is a valid reason for the consideration of buying a new home.

Feb 13, 2021 09:55 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rocky Dickerson, I would be really impressed if those bedrooms were a couple of miles apart!

Feb 13, 2021 09:56 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Chris Ann Cleland, Sounds like a perfect set up for you and your husband and enough room when Mom visits a few days a year!

Feb 13, 2021 10:06 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Margaret - yes many folks have made way for a home gym this past year.  And they're wanting home office(s) too.  Lots of interesting ways to look and plan for while showing homes.  It's been fun actually! 

Feb 13, 2021 03:59 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, Is looking for space for more home activities. This has been a diverse and exciting year. The challenges, as you say, have been fun. 

Feb 13, 2021 04:51 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have a daughter who has worked for a financial group for over 27 years.  The pandemic made it necessary to explore working from home.  It's now understood that may be a more permanent option that just temporary because of Covid.  And, she is making changes to her home to accomodate that.

Feb 13, 2021 06:12 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 13, 2021 06:13 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Congratulations to your daughter, who is adapting to change in her home. She sounds brilliant, just like her mom. Thanks for the feature Myrl Jeffcoat 

Feb 15, 2021 08:12 AM