Home Selling Series – Is Your Home Like You?

This article grabbed my attention because the author, Liz Foreman points out how even a children’s book can point out important things about home ownership and why we hold it so precious as a basic fundamental in our lives.

Article From HouseLogic.com

By: Liz Foreman
Published: May 17, 2012

A simple children’s book message speaks volumes about individuality and the importance of home ownership.

“My house is me and I am it … It looks like all my dreams.”

That’s the key message in Daniel Manus Pinkwater’s children’s book, The Big Orange Splot (http://www.amazon.com/The-Orange-Splot-Manus-Pinkwater/dp/0590445103/), a book that delights my 6-year-old daughter. And me.

In fact, as I was reading the book with her yet again the other night, I realized how much it reinforces the core values we hold as home owners. Among them: Home ownership gives us the opportunity to make individual choices; diversity is central to a strong community; and you make your neighborhood special by being who are you are.

The story follows Mr. Plumbean, a home owner who personalizes his home’s exterior to the ire of his neighbors.

The neighbors eventually come around to Mr. Plumbean’s way of thinking, and the once-plain street becomes a truly “neat street.” Check out Mr. Plumbean’s story read by kids with adorable New Zealand accents:

Although the book was first published in the early 1990s, its message is especially timely as thousands of REALTORS® take the case for home ownership to Washington today in support of millions of current and future home owners. Their message? To let Congress know, as it considers measures that could impede the improving housing market, that home ownership and what it represents – individual autonomy, family, wealth building – are fundamental to the American dream (http://www.realtorrally.org).

What does home mean to you? Have you ever pulled a Mr. Plumbean?

About gvenice

I have over 25 years of electrical engineering and business management experience. I previously owned and managed a multi million dollar engineering firm. My work took me all over the globe, managing the construction of manufacturing plants where I built a reputation of providing superior service, getting projects done on time and within or under budget. My dedication to the fine details and logical approach to accomplishing tasks provide a huge benefit to my Real Estate clients. After selling my business and retiring to this area, I found a new passion in the Real Estate business and I bring to this business the same level of professional skill and conduct that has made mr successful in the past. My global exposure and extensive travel are also an asset when dealing with a customer base that is located worldwide. An avid boater, I have a thourough understanding of the waterways of East Tennessee and the intricacies involved in dealing with the TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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