We thought this was the coolest thing ever – a sarcophagus that holds DVDs. But it was over $700! A few years later, we were passing by the same store and they had a “Going out of business” sale. The sarcophagus was marked down to just over $100. We received some very strange looks while wheeling it through Erin Mills Town Centre. Family and friends think it’s amazing. My Dad was startled one evening when it opened … slowly … on its own, so it may even be haunted. Did I mention that it’s life size?
So here’s the question: If we ever sell our house, do we keep it in the room or put it in storage? It is a coffin after all, so maybe it would scare some buyers off. On the other hand, it may give people something to talk about. But do we really want buyers walking around talking about the huge coffin in the family room when they should be talking about the gorgeous windows and the lovely floors?
When a home is listed for sale, it should be as neutral as possible, and I’m not just referring to colour. We have a crucifix and a sacred heart above two doors that would be packed up before listing even though they are very small. It’s not that people are offended by religion, we would just prefer that the home is front and centre and not our religious affiliation. And buyers have to be able to picture themselves living in your house.
It’s important to note that some sellers need to keep certain elements in place in order for them to practice their religion. We have come across many Hindu prayer closets and buyers understand that the Seller will most definitely be taking all of the contents of the closet with them when they move.
But a coffin in the family room? I think not.