When Less is More

Guess how many Bedrooms and Bathrooms there are in this 3,000 square foot Fern Hill home:

A. 3 BR/2 BA
B. 4 BR/2 BA
C. 4 BR/3 BA
D. 6 BR/5 BA

Answer: D

I haven’t been inside, so I can’t say for sure.

But you’d certainly guess that a home this size with so many bedrooms and baths feels cramped, if not claustrophobic.

Taking a home from 2 Bedrooms to 3 certainly adds value.

You could even argue that going from 3 Bedrooms to 4 does, too.

However, somewhere between that 4th and 6th(!) Bedroom — especially in a medium-sized home — the law of diminishing returns kicks in . . . or begins to operate in reverse!

P.S.: One possible explanation? The home’s owned by a contractor — who didn’t know when to call it quits.

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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