I was searching through the MLS today trying to find a house for a relocation person. Our houses are mostly brick and after a couple of minutes of scrolling through listings, they always all seem to look the same... until one grabs your attention.
Granted, this is not "good" attention per se, but it definitely makes you do a double-take. I was looking at these houses and it seemed that several were missing a window. Do you ever run across houses like these? What do your buyers think? Do they think the house looks odd and they cross it off the list? Do they think they could put a big shrub in front so it's not noticeable (be careful with this in North Texas because you don't want big shrubs or trees around your foundation).
If the house is perfect on the inside and meets all your buyers' needs and wants, but they can't get passed the aesthetically unpleasing look of the front of the house, what do you do? Do you give them suggestions on how to get used to the look, or do you tell them we'll continue to look, though maybe you've already seen 50 houses and this one is perfect?
Does the look of the outside effect resale that much? Could you lose a sale because you're missing a window? Are you a seller wondering why your house hasn't sold and you're beginning to wonder if your house is one of those that looks odd? What do you think?