I love showing buyers Sequim homes, and yesterday was a full day of showing a client Sequim homes all the way out to Diamond Point. We looked at quite a variety of homes from $275,000 to $375,000.
Sequim has homes that were built 100 years ago, brand new spec homes, and everything in between. As architectural styles have evolved over the years, we end up with quite a variety of floor plans in Sequim homes. Clients tell me all the time that looking at a home after they arrive in Sequim is sometimes a surprise as the photos online often do not accurately represent the home at all. So yesterday my client was surprised more than once. While there are some weird homes that are not selling, the ideal homes that the majority of retirees want are selling quickly. But there are not very many that fit that ideal profile in our Sequim MLS inventory right now as they have been slowly selling week after week for several years now.
Sequim Homes and Location is Everything
Some of the surprises for my client looking at Sequim homes were deal killers. For example, the curb appeal on one home got my client’s heart beating quickly, and she was anticipating the home of her dreams before we opened the front door. As we walked into the house, it did not disappoint her. The entry was beautiful and then there was the gorgeous view out the large windows with tall old growth trees that made you involuntarily sigh.
But then we walked into the kitchen. It was a major disaster of epic proportions. There were hardly any cabinets, no pantry, and no room for any kind of upgrade. The kitchen was unbelievably small and insufficient, not only for my client, but I can say that 99% of my retired client’s will find it equally a deal killer. A picture is definitely worth a thousand words, but unfortunately I cannot show you photos of this disaster.
Are There Many Sequim Homes Available?
Far too many Sequim homes in the MLS have terrible photos or no photos of major sections of a home, but if you’re a buyer, you already know that. Another home we viewed yesterday had seven different types of floor tile throughout the home, and there was no common theme. The different tiles clashed with each other. One wonders if the builder built the home with surplus leftovers from other projects. Very strange. Here’s what buyers are noticing with some surprise. Homes such as these that have major defects are still listed at high prices as though there was nothing wrong at all. Amazing. Well, I’m off again this morning to show six more Sequim homes to my client today. I’m hoping for at least one pleasant surprise for my client, the home of her dreams.
Last Updated on September 19, 2019 by Chuck Marunde
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