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Tips for Selling a Unique Home

By January 23, 2013

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It's much easier to sell a unique home if it sits in a neighborhood of many other unique homes, each boasting unusual qualities or characteristics.

But it can be very hard to sell a unique home if the home's character makes it weird. That can ruin a house. The sellers who own what I would call unique homes did not set out to make their homes unsaleable. Most of them made improvements that they thought were tasteful and which accommodated their particular needs. The problem with this approach is often nobody else in the universe seems to share those unique needs.

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At the time of writing, Elizabeth Weintraub, DRE # 00697006, is a Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, California.

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January 28, 2013 at 8:33 pm
(1) Derrick Monroe says:

In the Minneapolis real estate market where I work, more specifically the western suburbs we don’t run into too many unique homes but we have sold a few.

I had a barn once that was converted to a home and another home we had was 100% whitewashed woodwork, cabinets, trim, white color carpet and tile so as you can imagine very very sterile feeling which was not at all common for the area. The house was in an upper bracket area too which made it worse so we added a ton of accent colors by using a home stager and advertised the area and yard big time which were both very nice and it sold.

People selling anything unique should think real hard about the other great assets it has and promote those.

January 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm
(2) Elizabeth Weintraub says:

Dull and boring sells. Speaking of the western suburbs of Mpls., I once sold my home in Eden Prairie, which was all Hunter Green everywhere you could imagine. At the time it was trendy. Today, it would be frowned upon for its uniqueness.

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