Which, now brings us to the Roseland home. Why would anyone have a problem finding a buyer for a nearly perfect house,located in the heart of all the awesomeness? The answer is, I doubt many people (long time residents included) even know that a house this size, this awesome, this rich with history (it was originally owned by the founder of Maplewood), with ROCKSTAR Parking, and such an expansive yard exists in Maplewood. In other words, "Not everyone wants to hunt a Chupacabra". Meaning, not everyone is prepared to seek out something that they believe has only existed in their mind's eye. I call houses of exceptional character, Chupacabras (creatures of legend). Many people have heard about one, dreamed one could exist, know someone who has seen one, but very few have laid their eyes on one themselves. Get it? I mean most people say, "I saw a lot of houses like that in BLAH" and they head there. Very few say, "I want to love where I live, and I will seek out the perfect house". Very few people will actually hunt the Chupacabra for fear of disappointment.
Then I realized, maybe my marketing was the problem. I was marketing to the masses, to the largest possible audience (your agent should be doing this). When I should have been focusing on the individuals, the passionate, the history buffs, the seekers and the people who want to live what they love. So, if you know someone who may have been hunting, and they would LOVE a house like THIS. Could you please introduce them? You could be responsible for helping one person solve their own personal Chupacabra mystery.
For questions concerning 2637 Roseland, or Chupacabras please contact:
Leigh Maibes, RE/MAX Results