Re: Contents of Cohousing - attracting buyers
From: Martie Weatherly (
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2020 10:40:56 -0700 (PDT)
You sell the community before you sell the house. Whether on a tour or at an 
information meeting, you sell the characteristics of cohousing - caring for 
your neighbors, working and playing together, making decisions together, why 
the houses are clustered, the use of the common house, etc. If people are more 
interested in having their dream home, they probably don't see the value of 

If they see the value of cohousing, the house is not the most important thing. 

Martie Weatherly
Liberty Village 
Frederick MD

-----Original Message-----
>From: CJ Q <homeschoolvideo [at]>
>Sent: Oct 28, 2020 11:32 AM
>To: cohousing-l [at]
>Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Contents of Cohousing - attracting buyers
>Hi all,
>I was wondering how is the best way to show a house.  Seems like some of
>the people who are interested in cohousing, come to see the neighborhood
>and want out for small reasons - no fire place, not enough storage in the
>house, don't like the view of the storage barns, porches messy (i.e. lived
>in), or they don't like the price.
>I'm wondering how do you get someone up to speed if they weren't around for
>all the meetings and preparation to build the community? All suggestions
>and thoughts are welcome and you can always just email me if you like.
>Thanks in advance!
>Emerson Commons, Crozet, Virginia
>house for sale or rent
>homeschoolvideo [at]
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