Private Library...or a Water Closet? Huh?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals BK659643

I've got some great buyers.....YIPPIE !!!   I am sure you know I love buyers.

I always tell my buyers, that there is no such thing as being a "picky buyer"!  Just let me know your wants and your don't wants.  One of my current buyers is from Atlanta, and they have a couple of specific items on their "wish list".  

Luxury BathOne is a luxury master bath with 2 sinks.

AND

Two is the master bath must have a "water closet".

OK, OK,  that is the official name of what we all know as a toilet in a closet  - you know....with a door you can close and be all alone on the "potty". 

When I show homes, I alway say that we call it the "private library".   That always gets a laugh.

HERE'S MY COMPLAINT   (AKA Suggestion BOX)

Our MLS Database input sheets have all kinds of options to provide detail. Examples: luxury bath, jetted tub, master on ground floor, fireplace, alarm systems, etc, etc.

YET, currently there is no way to determine if a luxury master bath does in fact have a  WATER CLOSET.   So it's time to file a suggestion to the local board, and our MLS Internet Provider to see if we can get that added.  (Remember: we are not supposed to take photos of toilets)

I must have called 30 Realtors on the phone to find out if their listings had the WATER CLOSET feature.  I didn't want to show homes that had an "open potty feature".   I know you are giggling at me now.  It sure would have saved time to have that data right there on our MLS.  But, hey it was a way of "QUIZZING" the listing agents.  Does the home have a private library/water closet in the master bath???

And, my buyers were very happy to be shown homes that had the features that they wanted!

**  Written and Posted By: Chris Bohn, GRI- ABR-ePro- ** Gainesville FL Real Estate  Copyright © 2008 Chris Bohn, RE/MAX Professionals, Inc., is a Florida Realtor® who specializes in Gainesville, FL and communities in Alachua County, FL . To find out more information about her real estate services please visit her profile . You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-375-1002  or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com  . You can click to view her listings or visit her website. Thank you for your visit.

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Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

I was at an estate sale and some of the rooms in the house were open to the public - including the master bedroom suite.  They had a water closet with 2 (TWO!!!) toilets facing each other (no, one was not a bidet).  My sister and I were hysterical.

I don't know about you guys, but that is the kind of magic I don't need to be party to!  LOL 

Oct 06, 2008 12:22 PM #1
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Susan Hilton
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Texas Aggie Real Estate, College Station Bryan Texas Real Estate

Water closet, private library, fountain for the dog...

I think we hear it all BUT I agree 100%. That should be an option on MLS. And NEVER should the libraries face each other -

Oct 06, 2008 12:34 PM #2
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Christine Bohn
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Sandy: Now that is a hoot !  A double seater !  Facing each other???  Hey, this is the private conference center !

Oct 06, 2008 12:50 PM #3
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Christine Bohn
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Susan:  I will remember the "fountain for the dog"  :::::big laugh::::   I will admit, my cats use it also.  :)

Oct 06, 2008 12:51 PM #4
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Patricia Kennedy
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Christine, our MLS does not have a "water closet" thing either!  That's kind of a quaint description!

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