Welcome to MIDWEEK with MIDTOWN: Episode 16!
What makes a house a home?
There is certainly a difference when we show a house to a prospective buyer that is completely empty, from one where the owners still live here. The previous homeowners have moved out, and on to the next step of their journey. As we walk through the house, you can hear the echo of your voice as you speak. With the exception of a few nail holes where pictures once hung from the walls, all evidence of who used to live there is completely gone.
It's the moment that a home is just a house again. That is, until, you move in. That moment when you fall in love with the layout. The kitchen is the perfect size for your growing family, and a fenced in backyard has space for your fur babies and kids to roam and play. The shift from a house to home has begun as you see your family living there.
The shift from house to home arrives when hearts connect, voices no longer reflect, but rather are absorbed by the warmth you bring. Pictures, furniture, quilts, toys, books, and so much more. The depth of who your family is being rooted in your new beginning as you turn a house into your home.
So why the reflection on the difference between a house and a home?
It's important to pause once in a while, and remember how very lucky we all are. To have the family and friends surrounding us that turn a house into a warm, family home. The laughter, the stories, the memories made. Not just a box of drywall, electric, plumbing, and the like. But a real refuge from the world, created from the love of a family.
Life is more fragile, and shorter, than we'd all want it to be. Our encouragement to you and your family tonight?
Walk slower down the hall tonight, past all of those pictures on the wall. Take them in. Smile at the memories. Sit a little longer at the dinner table. Tell more stories. Pay attention to every smile, wink, giggle, and funny joke someone shares. Take a little more time at every turn you can find with your family and friends.
The house you bought, today, yesterday, last year, or years ago?
It became a home because of you. It became a home because of your family. Your heart. Your words. Your love. Your compassion. Your invitation to share it with your neighbors and other friends.
All of these thoughts are what go through our agent's minds when we walk through an empty house with a prospective buyer. And we are willing to walk through as many as one needs to, so that their dream of turning a house into a home, becomes their reality.
And while it can be a challenge to see a home with someone else's memories still there as your forever home, we can help you with that, too. We can help you see how that small dining room could be the home office you've always dreamed of. Of how the living room is laid out perfectly for your furniture, and the many conversations you'll one day have there.
Our team has never looked at what we do as having a "job". We are honored to have an opportunity. To walk with you through empty homes, and full ones. To listen to your heart as you share the needs your family has. To apply our years of experience to help you find a house you can turn into your dream home.
Thank you for thinking of us. Thank you for choosing us. Every time our phone rings, we smile. Why? Because we know it means it might just be another journey we get to take, with another family.
That is what puts a smile on our face every day.
Helping you find a house, that you'll one day turn into your dream home.
Helping you sell your home, knowing someone else will one day find the love you found within it's walls is possible for them, and their family.
That's a lot of love.
The world could use all the love it can get.
Snuggle in wherever you are tonight. It's a chilly one. Pull your spouse, kids, fur babies, family, and friends close. Thanks for making a stop by our blog part of that process.
Talk to you soon!
-Your friends at Midtown Realty Company.
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