Have you ever considered what your deal breakers are? And I don’t mean “anything that is out of my price range,” because obviously, there wouldn’t be a deal to break in that situation.
Buying properties for our business is different from buying a house for us to live in. But for the latter, these were a few of my deal breakers:
- No utility sink in the laundry room. If someone got gum stuck to the bottom of their shoe, I would much rather attempt to get it out in the laundry room than in one of the bathrooms (and I definitely wouldn’t use the kitchen sink—yuck!).
- No niche or shelf in the shower. I have a lot of products that I use in the shower. I would not be happy having to rely exclusively on a shower caddy in my own shower.
- No sprayer in the kitchen sink. The kitchen faucet that we have in our house pulls out and becomes a sprayer. So handy. We have been using that type of faucet in our rehabs as well.
- Two sinks in the master bath. I’ve got to have my own sink. Period.
- A tub with jets. I never found jets to have any therapeutic benefits, and just in general, I find keeping them clean and working properly to be more trouble than they’re worth.
- Absolute black granite. I had absolute black granite in a home in the past and I named it absolute nightmare. It was pretty enough but I found it very hard to keep clean and would not want it in my home again. And yes, it was that bad that it would be a deal breaker for me.
What are your deal breakers?