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April 9, 2012

The Secret to Creating a House That’s Easy to Sell

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A) Everyone wants a unique home that fits the way they live.

B) Everyone wants their house to sell easily and quickly -- someday.

Are those two statements contradictory? You might think so, if you listen to some of the conventional wisdom from the real estate and homebuilding industries.

If you’re selling houses, you’re obviously interested in ones that will appeal to the widest audience possible. Houses similar in size and style, and with similar floor plans.

Theoretically, that should lead to greater exposure and a greater chance of a quick sale.

If you’re buying a house, however, you want something much more personal -- a home that has all of the things you need to support your unique daily life.

If you have lots of kids, you need bathrooms and casual space. And a vacation.

If you’re an empty nester, you probably want more living and entertaining space, and less maintenance. You don’t want it to look like the house next door, either. That doesn’t sound too difficult, does it?

And yet I’m routinely asked by my clients to include things that they haven’t been able to find in any “spec” home or any online house plan.

Things like decent-sized laundry rooms and mudrooms. Things that families need, like a walk-in pantry.

They also ask me to leave out the stuff they don’t need – the formal living rooms, dining rooms, the powder rooms with the little balls of soap in the seashell bowl.

So how do you get a house that fits you, without being stuck with it forever?

What You Really Want

The whole point of this article is that a unique and interesting home, designed to closely fit the needs of your particular family, will very likely appeal to other families someday, too.

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