Friday, May 17, 2013
How Important is Privacy in the Home?
USA Today featured a story this morning about a New York City photographer whose latest work features the objects of his eavesdropping. The artist used a telephoto lense to zoom in on unsuspecting apartment dwellers who live in an upscale Manhattan apartment with a lot of windows.
The subjects are outraged at the lack of privacy, some are even suing (even though none of their faces are shown in the images).
This brought up a question for us from the real estate perspective. How important is privacy to your buyers? Living room layouts, number of bedrooms, square feet and which neighborhood, these are all a given in a real estate agent's conversation with a client, but what about privacy?
This may be a good factor to add to the initial conversation with a buyer. What role does privacy play in your home search? Would you like windows to only face areas not seen by any passerby, is it worth it if the view is spectacular? Be sure to have this discussion to determine the most ideal (and safe) setup for your client.
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*Photo via USAToday.com