Our house has been on the market for about 6 weeks now, and it hasn’t gotten too many looks yet. I know someone will fall in love with it if we can get more prospective buyers in the door, but in the meantime, I thought it would be fun to do a post about the upsides of the house’s little quirks. (Every house has some, right?)
1. There’s no bathtub in the master bathroom and the bathroom is too small. How often do you take a bath — really? That’s a bogus complaint. Onward. The bathroom is fairly small, and seems even smaller because it’s divided up into a tiny room with a shower and toilet, and a powder room area with the mirror and sink. Why this is awesome: you can use the sink or get ready while the other person is in the shower or using the toilet. Bathroom multitasking at its finest!
2. A bathroom/laundry combo — yes, it’s another multi-tasking room on the lower level (just inside the door from the garage). Oddly not pictured on my realtor’s website (hmm… wonder why?) but it does serve one purpose very well – you get a little reminder not to leave your wet laundry to moulder in the washing machine whenever you step inside to use the facilities. Handy, eh?
3. There’s a balcony off the master bedroom. Cool, right? It even has a beautiful view of a dogwood tree that flowers beautifully in the spring. Except… we never used it. Maybe I should have put a coffeemaker in my bathroom so I could sit on the balcony with my first cup of coffee in the morning?
4. Some people seem to think there’s not enough storage. True enough, the house was built in the late 1970’s and doesn’t have the gargantuan walk-in closets that some newer houses have. But the master closet is big enough (and we even put in an awesome closet system!) and do your kids even need walk-in closets anyway? Consider smaller closets as my gift to you learning to embrace minimalism.
5. The kitchen. Okay, no quirks here. You know you want this kitchen. That’s a five-burner gas stove over there! Now, who’s gonna buy my house? (Open house next Sunday! All photos courtesy of Scott Rose, Realtor.)
What quirks does your house have? Have you ever sold a house before? (It’s my first time — please tell me I don’t need to worry and it will sell soon.)