Rehab “Misses” All Unique

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
–Leo Tolstoy

I’m reminded of that quote every time I see a rehab that just seems “off,” for what could be any number of reasons (and often more than one).

At least online, it looked promising:

More than 4,000 FSF? Check.

Updated Kitchen? Check.

Big yard, great location, nice curb appeal? Check, check, and check.

So what was the problem?

The house, billed as 4,000 FSF, was all of that. Unfortunately, it felt like a little house with a lot of rooms, rather than a big house. Worse, the “lot of rooms” were mostly small rooms.

The overall effect?

The house felt claustrophobic — not exactly the reaction the Sellers are hoping and looking for.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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