Pat Starnes Snippets: A Guide To Determine Architectural Styles

A Guide To Determine Architectural Styles

Remember the real estate commercial where the prospective buyer couldn't get his Realtor to understand he didn't want a ranch-style home? Every home the poor Realtor drove up to was a ranch. Each house looked the same as the one next door.

The commercial inferred the Realtor wasn't listening, so the buyer should choose "XYZ Realty", because they would listen and respond to the buyers needs.

But perhaps the Realtor WAS listening. Maybe there were limited choices on the MLS input program under "Architectural Style". If you've been in the business a number of years, does this look familiar?

Architectural Style (Circle ONLY One)

  1. Ranch
  2. Traditional
  3. Contemporary
  4. Saltbox
  5. Bungalow
  6. Cottage
  7. Victorian

Nine out of ten listings were submitted as "Ranch"!

We've become a little more sophisticated since then, but sometimes it's difficult to get it right when selecting the architechural style of your new listing.

The Jackson MS MLS has added a chart to aid in the selection of the proper housing style, and I thought you might like to review it. The chart is courtesy of our Realtor Magazine. View Residential Styles here.

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 9 commentsPat Starnes-Front Gate Realty • July 08 2010 06:00PM

Comments

What about Colonial, or Tudor?

Posted by Sandy Nelson, your Olympia area Realtor (Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc.) almost 9 years ago

Sandy, the choices of type was very limited. And here in the deep South, we don't have very many Tudors or Colonials!

Mike, Thanks! I've discovered several of our Realtor affiliates who offer lots of valuable info that we can use. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel as far as I'm concerned!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing, Pat. What a great and handy resource. We have sooo many different styles thrown together here in New Orleans. Hope all is well up the road in Jackson!

Posted by Troy Jowers, New Orleans Realtor (Pogo Realty, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing, Pat. What a great and handy resource. We have sooo many different styles thrown together here in New Orleans. Hope all is well up the road in Jackson!

Posted by Troy Jowers, New Orleans Realtor (Pogo Realty, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Thanks Pat, I will be passing that along to my realtors so that we are all on the same page. 

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) almost 9 years ago

I like your avatar...I want one, share how you do that please.  Thanks for the information on housing styles.

Posted by Beyonca Clark (Century21 New Millennium) almost 9 years ago

Troy, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments. Hope all is well in the Big Easy.

Jack, thanks for sharing the article.

Beyonca, I hesitate to put a link in the comment section, but try googling "Meez" and see if you don't find the website to build your own avatar.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Pat:

I wish this was a required reading for all agents.  I just saw a listing the in our MLS which indicated the apartment in a 10 story high-rise had 0 levels.

Posted by Bob Force (REALTOR®), The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate (Weichert - McKenna & Vane) almost 9 years ago

Nice catch.  And they added those Colonials and Tudors...  I always liked the Prarie and Craftsman homes...

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 8 years ago

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