Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired )

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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Barbara - I've heard rumors that such a thing exists - as it should - but I've never seen one, nor has anyone ever mentioned it in a transaction. We must be living under a rock out here in flyover territory.

Oct 15, 2016 08:05 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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   I am aware of the technology, but have not shown or sold a house yet where this might apply.

Oct 15, 2016 11:22 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
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Would love that in my home and will put that on my husband's "to do" list!

Oct 15, 2016 08:33 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Well now Ms. Barbara I did not know of this however, now that I do you can bet I'll pass it on

Oct 15, 2016 08:29 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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I would hope this feature would be standard in all new homes. I have it in mine and it's very helpful; not sure we paid extra for it when building.

Oct 15, 2016 06:51 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It certainly makes sense to do so. Hasn't come up (yet) for me personally

Oct 15, 2016 06:49 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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No, but I'd sure get it. We had to hire a professional acrobat to clean the chandelier in my parents house.

Oct 15, 2016 06:43 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I have not yet encountered that with new construction. 

Oct 16, 2016 03:01 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I've known about this for a long time, but I've not seen any builders in our area offer this even as an upgrade.

Oct 15, 2016 04:00 PM
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Sam Shueh
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What about high ceiling 23 ft recessed lights? 

Oct 15, 2016 11:16 AM
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Carol Williams
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That would be an awesome option!!!

Oct 15, 2016 10:33 AM
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Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
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 Barbara Todaro It hasn't come up for me yet either, but it's a great idea.  Thank you!

Oct 15, 2016 09:59 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Wasn't aware !

Oct 15, 2016 09:47 AM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

Sure glad I read this question before buying a home that needed that.  It is a super idea.  And as a stager, I may have opportunity to suggest it to agents. Thank you.

Oct 15, 2016 07:41 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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I have just become familiar with these pulley systems in the last two years and love them.  I would absolutely try to negotiate it as part of a new build with a two story foyer.

Oct 16, 2016 08:43 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I'm with Dick Greenberg on this one. LOL. Rural living can have it's challenges. 

Oct 16, 2016 05:38 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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I haven't faced this issue as of yet.

Oct 16, 2016 04:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I wish we had that feature in our home.

Oct 16, 2016 01:46 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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When we lived in Atlanta, we had a 2 story foyer and that upgrade should just be included, in my opinion, even if they up the price to include it.  I cannot imagine NOT having it and happily paid extra for it.  

Oct 16, 2016 01:35 AM
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Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
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Had not even thought of this, but have always wondered how we'd replace bulbs in our two-story chandelier.

Oct 16, 2016 01:24 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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Not aware of it since I seldom work with new homes

Oct 16, 2016 12:04 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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That's how one of the fixtures in our home in London worked - was built in 1909...

Oct 15, 2016 11:53 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I LOVE that upgrade and no, most buyers are unaware. In my own home i have a delicate climb up the railing to reach it

Oct 15, 2016 11:22 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Barbara Todaro I was not aware of this. It sure is a good idea.

Oct 15, 2016 11:09 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Barbara -- I wasn't aware of this and it's true --- I learn something new everyday on ActiveRain.  

Oct 15, 2016 10:57 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good point. Aware of the upgrade and have sold homes with such devices. Yes, if it were new construction!

Oct 15, 2016 10:51 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thank you for the information.

Oct 15, 2016 09:27 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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I have seen it installed after the purchase and it's a great idea...and an expensive one too!

Oct 15, 2016 09:09 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

There are many two story foyer houses in my area and this would be a useful feature in many of them.

Oct 15, 2016 05:13 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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No, never heard about that or such negotiation. It is actually a great idea. 

Oct 15, 2016 05:00 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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Yes, I have heard of this before.  I am surprised how many new homes do NOT have this feature.  

Oct 15, 2016 04:07 PM
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Bob Crane
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Cool feature, I would certainly pay extra to have that.

Oct 15, 2016 02:37 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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I did not know you had that kind of an option. How handy will that be?

Oct 15, 2016 02:08 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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I had not heard of this but love the idea. It would be great if they could expand on it to include lower ceiling fans for cleaning...I hate that job!

 

Oct 15, 2016 02:00 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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Yes I am familiar and have used this upgrade as a negotiating issue.

Had one guy say he would leave his 10 step ladder for my clients.  I just laughed.

Oct 15, 2016 01:48 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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I showed a house a few years ago with that feature and I loved it! Literally I was telling a client about that home today because she was saying her hall fixture was dusty and it was hard to clean!

Oct 15, 2016 12:55 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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I sold a house that had that feature and that was the first thing the buyer showed everyone when they came to the house.

Oct 15, 2016 12:49 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
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If I knew it was there I'd put it in the offer.

Oct 15, 2016 12:08 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Great idea, Barbara Todaro 

Oct 15, 2016 06:40 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Thanks Barbara, never knew of this.

 

Oct 18, 2016 02:52 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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This is a super feature and most builders don't even think about it due to added costs.

Oct 16, 2016 10:09 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Barbara Todaro - It is indeed a good feature. However, I have not seen that in many homes. (I don't have one!)

Oct 16, 2016 03:58 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I do.  It really makes life easier - same thing with a two story family room.

Oct 16, 2016 03:21 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I've never heard of this!  That is so cool.  Would make cleaning it easy too!

Oct 16, 2016 02:15 PM
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Aaron Mtuanwi
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I've never had buyers thinking of changing the light bulbs someday. They always just buy

Oct 16, 2016 11:32 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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Real estate is negotiable--I would ask for it.

Oct 16, 2016 11:24 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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This has never been brought up and with the new longer life, multi-years CFL's, I have not heard of any of my homeowners that considered it a problem. I was aware of this type of fixture, though.

Oct 16, 2016 10:30 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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It's pricey I now that and depending on the property and situation seller might be willing to do so.  I've heard countless times.....man that is so high how will we change bulbs or clean that thing!!!

Oct 16, 2016 09:58 AM