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My girlfriend is trying to sell her house. Lovely home in a desirable suburb of Boston. She's asking a price comparable to homes in the neighborhood that aren't as nice as hers.

Several people have come through and liked the house but won't make an offer because, they say, if has wallpaper in the foyer and a couple upstairs rooms and it has very expensive carpet instead of hardwood floors downstairs.

We are both old enough to remember buying houses and taking it for granted we would have to paint just about every room, replace carpet, etc. Is the younger generation so spoiled that they expect everything to be perfect and match their color preferences? Apparently so.

She would even have the wallpaper removed if a buyer wanted that to close the deal or paint a room or remove the carpet, but buyers won't even consider the house because it isn't perfect, by their definition of perfect. In frustration she has asked the realtor to only show the house to adults who can see the fine finishes, prime location, and great potential to make this house their home.

Don't understand a generation that can't do anything for themselves.
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