It doesn’t matter whether the house is selling for $100,000 or $1,000,000, I find the process of sifting through the pictures, adjusting them for a variety of mediums enjoyable. The fact that I earn money while doing it is bliss.
For example this home is in Columbus, Ohio in a Clintonville neighborhood. My clients list many, MANY
homes in Clintonville. Clintonville is one of those neighborhoods where the homes are older, the trees are large and it’s perfect for young professionals or families that prefer to be close to the city and it’s amenities.
This home is a cute Cape Cod with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1471 square feet and it’s listed in the low $200’s. What I love about this house is the fantastic renovation job and the color pallette chosen by
the current owner. The other nice touch is the simple built-ins added to the Den; a book and a media
shelf. Personally, when dealing with smaller spaces, maximizing space efficiency always has my vote.
I’ve done renovations and the extra time it takes to create these nooks makes them special in my eyes. It suggests that the owner really thought about how to improve the home.
Imagine my surprise when I googled built-ins and found a Blog article suggesting built-ins
can have a negative impact on the sale of a home. If so, why is it so many homes advertise the
built-ins as being a positive feature? Perhaps Noah Rosenblatt was only referring to the large “furniture-type” built-ins when he wrote the article, whereas, I am mostly considering the smaller
shelving and china cabinets found in older homes.
I am wondering where you stand on built-ins? What have been your experiences? Have they added value or detracted from the sale of a home?