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Paul Pope

If I’m making a list of properties how do I exclude houses that do not have separate formal living and family rooms. So few listings have floor plans attached.

I have also found a particular property that I think would suit however it’s got hunting trophies all over it and my wife and daughters would find them highly offensive and would definitely refuse to view any house like that. Is it possible that we could ask the seller to remove prior to viewing as it’s a really strong contender but it’s impossible with the taxidermy.

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If I’m making a list of properties how do I exclude houses that do not have separate formal living and family rooms. So few listings have floor plans attached.

By Paul Pope   
Posted on Apr 06, 2019 in Topic: Home Buying
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I have also found a particular property that I think would suit however it’s got hunting trophies all over it and my wife and daughters would find them highly offensive and would definitely refuse to view any house like that. Is it possible that we could ask the seller to remove prior to viewing as it’s a really strong contender but it’s impossible with the taxidermy.
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Cathie Bortz
about 2 weeks ago

Good morning Paul,

Your realtor is the key to addressing both of your concerns stated above.

You are correct, most listings do not offer floor plans. When a floor plans is included, generally those are new homes. Resales listing rarely come with floor plans.

Even though it would be nice, HAR's consumer and realtor search parameters do not allow for such an exclusion. Word to the wise, the data in HAR is only as good the person who inputted it. Thus, if you find something that you really like, I would not eliminate it solely based on the HAR data.

My recommendation is to take a cursory look at homes on HAR and then put your realtor to work. Have him/her ferret out those homes that meet your specific criteria. Part of our job as realtors is to make the process as easy and efficient as possible for our client.

As it relates to the trophies, your wife and daughter are not the only consumers who find them offensive. Again, I would ask your realtor for assistance.

That professional can reach out to the listing agent, indicating that you are very interested in the home, but the animal heads are are too much of a distraction for his/her client (you). By doing so, your agent would not only be assisting you but also the homeowner. No doubt others are probably interested in the home, but put off as well.

Best of luck! Please let me know how else I can help.

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about 2 weeks ago
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Matthew Wigtil
about 2 weeks ago
Hello Paul!

It can be very difficult to find an exact floor plan of a particular house you may be interested in. Although it is uncommon, a listing may also include a virtual home tour. Many agents are now including these tours along with photos of the home because it can allow you to get a better feel for the layout of the house.

My job as a Realtor is to help make the home buying process as simple and easy as I can for my clients! If you have a list of haves that you are curious as to whether they have the specific features you need, a good agent could call on the listing agent to find that info for you. This may cut down on time spent searching for details or potentially seeing homes that never fit your criteria in the first place!

As for the home with the animal heads mounted, I would certainly have the Realtor who is representing you contact the listing agent to make your concerns known. This way perhaps the seller would be willing to cover them for your private showing.

If you need any other questions answered, please feel free to contact me!


about 2 weeks ago
Disclaimer: Answers provided are just opinions and should not be accepted as advice.
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