Stealth Objection (Deal Breaker?) for Home Buyers With Small Kids

It’s not a field on MLS (yet), but maybe it should be: whether you can see the kids in the backyard from the Kitchen.

That criterion isn’t important for every Buyer, but for the ones it is . . . it can be huge.

At least in my experience, the issue often comes up during second showings, when the Buyer doubles back to the home, and tries to visualize how they’d they actually use each room, the backyard, etc.**

Name That Field

So, what would you call such a field on MLS?

My candidate (admittedly, not very catchy):  “Kitchen-Backyard Sight Lines.”

P.S.: I remember years ago, when my 3 kids were much smaller, and I was buying tickets for a family trip on Sun Country.

To get adjacent seats for everyone, Sun Country wanted an extra $10 per ticket.

I didn’t pay it.

Unbeknownst to Sun Country, I would have paid a premium to sit away from my (then much-squabbling) kids. 🙂

**Yes, cameras or other technology can let parents keep tabs on otherwise out-of-sight kids. But, that suggestion hasn’t seemed to gone over very well with the parents I’ve worked with.

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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