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Houses Have Souls

Houses Have Souls

On Friday we had an Open House for our home, hoping to get as many people as possible to see it. We’ve had a LOT of showings over the last month and LOTS of positive feedback. But with all unique homes, it’s going to take someone special for just the right fit. As much as I want to sell, I wouldn’t want anyone to have it who doesn’t love the home as much as we do. I’m a firm believer that houses have souls, or at least something like it.

Have you ever noticed that when you move into a house, you get to know it, just as much as it gets to know you? Especially with older homes like the one we’re in, they carry memories and echoes of all the families that have come and gone before. For this little farmhouse, it’s been housing and sheltering countless numbers of families since it was built in the early 20’s. I wish I could convey to potential buyers that it’s more than just a house–it’s an old soul that’s been around longer than any of us.

Whenever we have a home showing, I try and put in as much effort as I can into highlighting its’ best features and showing it off in the best light. This house isn’t perfect, or new, or shiny, but it’s so much more. This little farmhouse has character, charm, beauty, and history, I’d take it any day over some of the new cookie-cutter homes with no personality or uniqueness.

Whoever is lucky enough to get this little home will be part of something much bigger than they’ll realize or understand right away. They won’t just be homeowners. They’ll be part of a long line of caretakers, lucky enough to be part of this particular home’s history, just like the dozens and dozens of families who’ve been doing it over the last 100 years. My family and I are fortunate that we’ve been part of that history as well. Now it’s time for someone else to have a turn…

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