If you’re trying to identify the type of hardwood in a client’s condo — specifically, a massive front door — and neither they nor you know, what do you do?
Find an expert.
Or three of them.
In my case, I first asked the inspector doing the municipal point of sale inspection.
Their guess: ebony or mahogany.
Then, just before today’s Broker Open, I buttonholed a floor refinishing contractor doing work in the building to take a look.
“Oak that’s been painted — either red oak or white oak.”
Finally, one of the Realtors who came through my Broker Open had her client with . . . who just happened to be a carpenter!
“Red oak, definitely.”
P.S.: Thanks to Neil at Nelson Hardwood Floors for taking the time to come look.