Wants, Needs — & Deal Breakers

I’m currently representing Buyers who prefer at least 3 Bedrooms on one level, because they have little kids.

So, an otherwise suitable home that I previewed for them was a pass, because the kids’ bedrooms were on the lower level (I was hoping the home’s other strengths would offset that — they didn’t).

When I relayed the Bedroom problem to the listing agent, she suggested putting in video cameras on the lower level.

No, it didn’t convince my clients — but I give her an “A” for effort (and creativity!).

P.S.: In contrast to parents with young kids, parents of teenagers seem to prefer homes with separate wings.

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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