The room rater we all need

The spread of COVID-19 is affecting the world now and will have long-term effects we can’t foresee just yet.

With that weighing heavy on the minds of millions of people, it’s important to step away from the news of the world every now and then, even if it’s just for a couple minutes.

This edition of the Weekly Blend is designed to, hopefully, help you crack a smile and remind you about the good and wacky side of the real estate world.

Don’t lie, as a REALTOR® you love judging rooms—it’s OK, you don’t have to hide it. Well, have we found the Twitter account for you! Room Rater critiques the room behind the subject in all of those videocall interviews you see on the news.

If you have sky-high expectations of what a home should include, then you would obviously include an observatory. This secluded getaway in Ontario includes 10.4 acres of forest and tucked away inside is a stargazing spot, complete with rolling roof and telescope!

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is really doing it… he’s going through with owning no property. Last week we told you how he was selling two of his Bel-Air homes, well he added another five homes to the list, worth a reported $97.5 million.

If your family owned this home, you would never be offended if someone asks, “Were you born in a barn?” This home in Nebraska is rustic posh, you might not even notice the bedrooms are technically stalls.

Being sent to the doghouse takes on a whole new meaning in this new “Barkitecture” web series that showcases and analyzes luxe dog houses.

If crowded beaches become a thing of the past, Princess Diana’s former Bahamas vacation home is on the market for $12.5 million and has 180 feet of private beachfront.

You had me at “lobster temple.” For $21 million, this private island in Nova Scotia complete with its own mansion, greenhouse, power source and crustacean station might be the perfect place to self-isolate.

Have you ever had a client who loves the home you’re showing them, but says there’s not enough garage space? Show them this link; even 100 cars can fit inside.

The spring thaw usually causes waterfront homeowners a lot of stress. This house washes those worries away since its prepped for floods by being vaulted up on stilts.

Matt Day brings his experience as a nationally-recognized multimedia journalist to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Matt provides professional writing, digital media and communications support to CREA and assists in developing engaging social media content. He is regularly featured in the CREA Café where he provides interesting and entertaining content for REALTORS® to enjoy. Matt is a professional photographer but has dreams of becoming a rock star. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and using the Oxford comma.

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