So Do You Look for Good Bones in a Home? I am periodically asked that question by buyers and whether that makes a difference on whether to consider the North Kingstown home for sale or not. Well that is a good question but I am no home inspector to make a 'good bones' call.
So I will make mention of items that a listing agent, when present, at a showing is not too happy about but that is part of my representation for my client. It is a keeper or it isn't. If they are looking for the homes with 'good bones' we can sort it out in our house hunt. Sometimes it just is not about the visual.
During this time of home rehabbers doing their thing there have been times when mold has been hidden during a home renovation only to surface later for the unexpected buyers. As well as poor plumbing or electrical work. So it is important to drill down on how a seller presents a house. As a realtor, many of these items are not in my cook book of tricks and I will point clients in the direction of good professionals who have the expertise in that field. A realtor needs to know their limits too.
Some of the things I may point out to a client or they may point out to me, especially watchful males, are:
- bows in the roof
- extensive ceiling cracks
- slanted floors in some rooms
- windows or doors that don't close or not fully
- water stains all around the perimeter of a basement
- piping that is not adequately doing its job
- foundation cracks, etc.
Certainly the above mini list are some items that raise awareness that some additional investment may be needed in a home. These items may not be 'bad bones' to the house but just good bones in need of some repair. It is the home inspector or additional professionals we may call in to evaluate an issue at hand that will determine that one.
I like to find the homes with 2 by 6 construction and everything that looks well maintained, invoices and building permits in the binder waiting for you and a home that shows evidence of being cared for. Yes, it is the 'good bones' home I have a leaning towards for buyers who don't want to do the fixing up of the home. Don't tell me I am dreaming now! It is finding them that sometimes is the challenge!
So tell me what are some of the 'good bones' you look for in a home when you are with your buyers? Please share. So Do You Look for Good Bones in a Home?
Ginny Lacey Gorman knows North Kingstown RI and the geographic area, schools, local happenings, important tidbits of information and businesses well. Give me a call today and let my waterfront expertise in Charlestown RI work for you. If you are looking for someone to guide you through the home buying or selling process, Ginny is a licensed Realtor® and would be happy to assist you. Doesn't it make sense to work with someone who knows the communities you want to live in well? Waterfront, oceanfront and coastal RI homes for sale are her specialty but all of RI is her backyard. So feel free to search for RI homes for sale. When you are in need of more information from an internet savvy Realtor® who sells RI houses in this real estate market, call Ginny at 401.529.7849
This blog © and its contents is original to Ginny Lacey Gorman
Ginny L. Gorman a purveyor of Fine Waterfront RI Real Estate
Specializing in waterfront, ocean front, vacation, coastal and luxury homes for sale in North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett, Jamestown, Charlestown, East Greenwich, Exeter, West Greenwich, Westerly RI and beyond ... I sell dreams! because there is no place like home...the RI Realtor in the Sparkly Red Shoes.
Looking for a terrific Rhode Island Realtor? Let me GOOGLE one for you!
cell: 401.529.7849 office: 401.884.4100 ext.268 Ginny Lacey Gorman, Realtor