Re: Contents of Cohousing - attracting buyers
From: Martie Weatherly (
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2020 14:45:09 -0800 (PST)
Homes are sold on the market as private homes. We ask the owner to be sure the 
buyer knows about cohousing. We orient the buyer to the communitythe same way 
we orient any new member. A little different now with covid but we are still 
welcoming and orienting anyone new.

Martie Weatherly
Liberty Village
Frederick MD

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> On Nov 1, 2020, at 1:32 PM, Barbara Baatz <beejay.baatz [at]> wrote:
> Hi!
> I am applying for membership in a cohousing community and, as part of the 
> admission process, I have been asked to research how various cohousing 
> communities handle the resale of units. What are the procedures and policies 
> that cohousing communities have put in place to handle the turnover of 
> community members and the integration of new members?
> Many thanks for help in understanding the subtleties in this transition 
> process.
> Bee Jay
>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2020 at 1:41 PM Martie Weatherly <mhweatherly [at] 
>>> wrote:
>> 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 cohousing. 
>> 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!
>> >
>> >Carol
>> >Emerson Commons, Crozet, Virginia
>> >house for sale or rent
>> >homeschoolvideo [at]
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