Story-historic I see tons of houses, and am always fascinated by their stories. I think of an elegant historic walk-up on Nicollet Island that fell to use as a flop house and was almost destroyed before being restored to its former glory… I think of another historic house built by a lumber/hardware owner who installed big, ornate radiators and a decorative rather than functional fireplace as evidence that his was a 'modern' house that didn't need fireplaces for heat.

But it is not only historic homes that have stories to tell… every home has a story. When you are selling your home, it helps buyers better understand what makes your home a great place to live and what sets your home apart when you tell your story.

Here are just a couple examples from my current listings

2874 Western The owner of this home is professional carpenter/contractor, and the property has an extra heated and insulated garage workshop where he does his beautiful work… including the custom kitchen cabinets he hand built from wood from their own trees!

Knowing the story helps you appreciate the meticulous care and quality workmanship found in the updates throughout 2874 Western Ave in Roseville, in sharp contrast to the many 'flips' on the market today.

Story-mcmanus3 The owner of this condo tells her own story of why she has loved living there… enough to have opened kitchen walls and updated the entire unit with light, open spaces… even gutting space to create a fabulous master bath/walk-in closet!

Knowing the story helps you understand the beauty of living at 4710 58th Ave N #102 in Crystal, a city where people don't even think of looking for condos because there are so few of them. Twin Lake North is one of the metro area's best kept secrets… a quiet, well-maintained complex in a nature setting that is both convenient and affordable.

When it comes time to sell, don't be shy about telling your home's story… your voice can be one of its best selling features!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - EmailHomesMSP.com

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About Sharlene Hensrud

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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