Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc.  - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)

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Susan Emo
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Does anyone remember being bathed in the laundry tub?

Jan 20, 2016 09:12 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I love my tub.  The second bath has a nice shower.  

Jan 20, 2016 03:22 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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We fill our tubs with water when they're calling for storms or blizzards. I have noticed many people don't sem to like the elevated 2 person soaking tubs, and would rather have a double shower.

Jan 20, 2016 09:09 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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It depends.  

Why do you ask?

How many bathrooms are in the house?  

Are there any bathtubs in the house?  

Are you planning on selling?  

Ever?  

Really?  

Do you want a really nice shower and not have a tub in the house?  

Jan 20, 2016 11:35 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
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Everyone looks for those tubs, but other than bathing babies, very few actually use them, in my experience. I would keep the tub, if possible and do a stand-alone shower.

Jan 20, 2016 08:23 PM
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Jack Gerbehy
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I love wet room bathrooms, and rarely take a bath over a show.... but I want that option. 

Jan 20, 2016 08:23 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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It really is a matter of preference.  I had buyers who passed on homes that otherwise met all their wishes just because one person absolutely had to have a tub in the Master bath.  Other buyers feel the extra tub is a waste of space.  However, as long as there is a second bath with a tub, most buyers think it's ok.

Jan 20, 2016 08:07 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Joan. When we are flipping a home and there are two bathrooms, at least one of them needs to have a tub.

Jan 20, 2016 05:55 PM
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 Good morning Joan. It all boils down to individual tastes, now doesn't it?

Jan 20, 2016 05:16 PM
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It depends on the buyer.  Some people will not buy a residential property without a bathtub.

Jan 20, 2016 04:15 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I would never recommend to remove all bath tubs. I was going to remove one, but decided against it, and added a separate shower enclosure. 

Jan 20, 2016 03:28 PM
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Yes, I would keep 1 - good for babies and dogs and people who like baths.

Jan 20, 2016 12:00 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
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It's important to me! Nothing beats a nice hot bath and a glass of wine after a long day out showing houses!

Jan 20, 2016 11:55 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I agree to keep at least one bath tub. Some don't want any but it has never been a deal killer unless there is no tub

Jan 20, 2016 11:49 AM
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Larry Johnston
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I personally take showers, but a bath tub is nice to bathe the dog, to get rid of fleas and ticks and other things that he rolls in.

Jan 20, 2016 11:47 AM
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Joe Pryor
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On new construction we are doing separte tub and shower in the master. It seems that men want the shower and women like the bath to be there.

Jan 20, 2016 11:18 AM
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I'm with you Joan.  I tell people to keep the tub in the secondary bath.  Out here in homes over a million, a tub in the master is appreciated and expected.  But a nice soaking tub.  Maybe with a place to hold the wine glass.

Jan 20, 2016 11:08 AM
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Linda Guess
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I prefer a tub in each bathroom.

Jan 20, 2016 10:13 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA
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Keep at least 1 tub in the home. 

Jan 20, 2016 09:46 AM
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Joan Dickie
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If I know the buyers have kids, or will have kids, I want to make sure there is a bathtub.  If only adults, maybe not so important.  

I would never counsel a homeowner to remove a tub.  It's like taking out a bedroom.

Jan 20, 2016 09:46 AM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
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At least one bathtub in the house.

Jan 20, 2016 09:45 AM
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Kathy Streib
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If I were remodeling, I would keep one tub in the house.  

Jan 20, 2016 09:24 AM
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Keep one to bathe the babies.

Jan 20, 2016 09:21 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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It's rare to find a home that does not have a tub, and I have had buyers very disappointed when there wasn't especially in the MBR. Not sure it's a good move to get rid of all of them

Jan 20, 2016 08:55 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
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A tub is a must even if there are no kids in the family. How is one to relax after farming the neighborhood???

Jan 20, 2016 08:48 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Agreed, where are the kids supposed to bathe? 

Jan 20, 2016 08:42 AM
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You need to keep one tub in a home for resale issues.  The master can be designed however the owner likes but it might be a problem later on if there is not a tub somewhere in the home.  

Jan 20, 2016 08:32 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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I agree with you Joan. We recommend at least one tub somewhere in the home.

Sep 10, 2016 01:43 AM
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Joan - A tub is important if you have young kids for sure. However, neither my wife nor myself use a bathtub, and our kids are all older now, so we would love to get rid of the tub and create a nice big shower in our master. Our other bathroom can remain a shower/tub like you suggested.

Jan 21, 2016 06:21 PM
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Bob Crane
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Seems like a good idea to have both, most homes have more than one bathroom these days.

 

Jan 21, 2016 12:19 PM
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Chris Locke
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It's a good question.  

We are flipping a rehab right now.  I wanted to take the only tub out to make a bigger shower in the small master bath.  But I took the advice of a few colleagues who said a bath is a must.

So we added a new tub.  We'll see how it goes.  Listing it next week.

Jan 21, 2016 03:01 AM
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The most ideal is side by side both 

Jan 21, 2016 01:03 AM
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Roy Kelley
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Bath tubs are still important for resale.

Jan 21, 2016 01:01 AM
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Joan Cox You have to have a tub for the little ones.

Jan 20, 2016 09:19 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Joan... I agree that a home shouldn't be totally bathtubless (is that a word?). But it's amazing how often people say they never use a tub and then when you show them a home without one in the master they complain. As they say, you can't win for trying!

Jan 20, 2016 08:33 PM
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I also recommend at least one bath with a tub.  I'd never build a house without one just for resale.

Jan 20, 2016 12:40 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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I agree with you Joan but I hear many people say they don't need tubs these days.

Jan 20, 2016 10:21 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
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I agree, you need at least one because more than likely you will want to sell your home some day.

Jan 20, 2016 08:58 AM
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Hannah Williams
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Joan Cox  Personally I would not buy a house without a bathtub . I must take a bath to relax . Some people only shower . So either you need two bathrooms or a combination bathroom . In my humble opinion

Jan 24, 2016 01:54 PM