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The Absolutely Coolest Little Boy's Room EVER!

This morning while showing homes to a couple who's been searching for quite some time, we ran across this:

The COOLEST Boy's Room Ever!


My client's gasped -- "Honey, we wouldn't even have to repaint the room -- He'll LOVE it!"

It was so cool that I just had to snap a photo of Spidey to share with you.

I showed this photo on my camera to several agents in my office (agents who have little boys at home) and they all agreed:


I've seen good paint jobs and really really bad paint jobs, but who would have thought that a paint job like this would help to sell a home?


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Comment balloon 18 commentsBrian Block • April 17 2009 03:42PM


That's awesome!  Hope they buy it!

Posted by Bridget Cella, e-Pro, Realtor (Re/Max Connection) over 9 years ago

Its cute for a little boy but I would hate to be the one to repaint that room.

Posted by Connie Lou Barnett, GRI,CRS,CRB,SRMM,ARA,PRS,SFR,QSC (Real Living/Home Realty) over 9 years ago

Is that a painting, or wallpaper?  That's pretty cool.

Posted by Sally Dunbar, Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale (Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area)) over 9 years ago

Whatever it takes to sell a home. Wonderful room for any young boy.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 9 years ago

It would be a cool big boy's room, too.  Just ask my dad.  He's got a Spidey tatto (kinda similar to the painting, actually) on his arm.  I'm happy to say, some boys just don't grow up.  :)

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

You never know what is going to catch a buyers attention. 

Posted by Pat Fenn (Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker ) over 9 years ago

Brian - I know that I would have loved that when I was a kid.  Very cool indeed!

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) over 9 years ago

Brian - It's hard to believe how Spiderman and others keep coming back in style. That was my son's favorite almost 30 years ago and he would have been in heaven if given a room like that to hold all his his matching toys and clothes!  I think Spidey has come back 2 or 3 times since then. The power of marketing to our children is amazing. Mike

Posted by Mike Eddy, Maui Real Estate Broker (Coldwell Banker Island Properties) over 9 years ago

Brian, that is Awesome! The title to your post says it all!

Posted by Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R) (Real Living Kee Realty) over 9 years ago

One thing that I know for sure - we will never get to the point that we can predict what will motivate a buyer to select a particular house.  "Coolest Room Ever" absolutely applies to this painting and room.  However, it limits the number of buyers by being so specific. 

I hope your clients purchase this home and get the bonus of a room painted exactly like what they like.  It would be a shame to neutralize such a fabulous decorating feature in order for it to appeal to a larger group of buyers.


Posted by Kathi Frank, The Woodlands TX (Kate Writes Right) over 9 years ago

Brian - That is AWESOME!   Any little boy will pester the tar out of those parents.....can ya hear it ...."I want the Spiderman house Dad!!!"

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) over 9 years ago

That's really cute.  Who's little boy wouldn't want spiderman.  Sure beats the mustard yellow with green stripes in the home I just listed!

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) over 9 years ago

Ha Ha!  As I write this, my husband and our own little boy are sitting here watching Spiderman.  That's a house the buyers will certainly remember.

Posted by Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor (RE/MAX First 403-607-9117) over 9 years ago

And to think we tell our sellers to paint every room in a neutral color.

How cute!!!! Love it.

Posted by Karen Luke, Henry County Real Estate (South Metro Property Management, LLC) over 9 years ago

WOW.  That is great!  I wonder where they found that painter!

Posted by James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes, When Looking to Buy or Sell - Make the Right Move (Real Living | At Home) over 9 years ago

Where'd you get that picture of my room?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Sounds like you might enjoy this for your room..aay Brian?

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 9 years ago

OH, I can't let my son see this or we would be painting his room tomorrow for sure!


Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 9 years ago