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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, as a matter of fact, I sold my first one this year!! It looked like the one in the second photo, "The Elmore." 

The dead giveaway was the 'seam' down the middle of the framing in the crawl space. Very solid house, according to the SE too!

Apr 27, 2018 09:21 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I have not ... at least not to the best of my knowledge.  Very interesting Info!

Apr 27, 2018 04:57 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I represented a buyer of a home we were told was a kit home but it was not authenticated and when I represented this buyer as a seller it was not a part of the marketing.  

Apr 27, 2018 04:26 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've never seen one.... but I knew at one time they did sell them.....

Apr 27, 2018 01:12 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Yes I have and as a bonus this one had a interesting history involving a little boy ghost Fred Griffin .

Apr 27, 2018 12:48 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

There are quite a few in Downers Grove, IL, but I have not sold one.  

Apr 27, 2018 12:45 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Looks like fun, but no, no experience with that. 

Apr 27, 2018 12:36 PM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

We have a Lot of them here in my Neighborhood, have not had the opportunity to sell one yet.....waiting......

Apr 27, 2018 12:21 PM
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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I have not dealt with them in my career, but there is one that I know of in White Oak, SC just outside my hometown of  Winnsboro that I have seen many times.

Apr 27, 2018 12:14 PM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Not that I know of, but I don't always check to see who the builder was, especially for older homes. Probably not though. 

Apr 27, 2018 04:51 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sears ruled in their day and their day lasted for tens of decades too. 

Apr 27, 2018 04:43 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes I did sell a Sears Catalog home!  I wrote a post about it a few years ago or so. It was really cool!

 

Here's the post Fred Griffin http://activerain.com/blogsview/4322111/kc-and-ruthie---sears-catalog-house-circa-1920

Apr 27, 2018 04:21 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have no idea, most of our homes are old but I dont know who built them or if they used a kit.

Apr 27, 2018 04:06 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Fred Griffin I haven't sold Sears Roebuck kit house.

Apr 27, 2018 03:45 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

What amazing hisotry. I have never seen one!

Apr 27, 2018 03:41 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Probably, many years ago.

Apr 27, 2018 03:18 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Did not know these existed.

Apr 27, 2018 02:55 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Richard Nixon's family had a mail order home. I think it may have been from Sears and you can tour it as part of the Nixon Library.

Apr 27, 2018 02:48 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Interesting. I read about those homes. In my market, anything pre 1960 is really really old to non-existant. Phoenix started to become a real city in the mid-seventies.

Apr 27, 2018 02:41 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Based on the samples, maybe.  But I didn't know it.

Apr 27, 2018 02:28 PM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Have not sold one , but we have some here.

Apr 27, 2018 01:56 PM
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Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

... interesting times.... we have similar homes... and there are many here that were purchased out of "Eaton" catalogues... 

http://lumsdenhistoryexamined.blogspot.ca/2010/02/they-were-not-all-eatons-catalogue.html

Apr 27, 2018 01:09 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have heard that Sears offered houses thorough their catalogue. I have never seen one of their houses to my knowledge.

Apr 27, 2018 12:40 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Have not seen or sold any of those.

Apr 27, 2018 12:30 PM
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Andrea Moore
Welcome Home Loans, LLC - Winter Garden, FL

I'd love one.

Apr 27, 2018 12:27 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

I think that Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker did, or she may have written a post about one.  A

Apr 27, 2018 12:00 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No and no to your questions, Fred. I've heard of them, but have never seen one.

Apr 27, 2018 11:40 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have not.

Apr 28, 2018 05:02 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I have two listed now. One is under contract. I love these homes.

Sears home for sale

Apr 27, 2018 08:37 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not had the pleasure. 

Apr 27, 2018 06:34 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Never heard of them; however, the pictures look nice for that time period.

Apr 27, 2018 11:54 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Fred ~ Yes I did very early in my career and I think it was the Sheridan bungalow model.  It still had the original metal kitchen cabinets... very cool.

Apr 28, 2018 10:40 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I am not sure we have those out here. Maybe but I haven't sold one that I am aware of. Interesting how things have worked in the past. -K

Apr 28, 2018 06:46 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Third one down, have sold one of those three times over the years.. the same one. A big barn on a Dyer Brook farm came in on a train from Sears too and has a unique round not Gambrel roof line! Sears peddled everything! When the catalog was king before amazon.com.

Apr 28, 2018 05:44 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Never.  Your mention of Jim Walter Homes brings back a lot of memories from a long time ago!

Apr 28, 2018 05:43 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We do have a few here in Manchester NH but they are rare

Apr 28, 2018 05:28 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

No never but I have seen some in upstate NY. Very cool, I read once a long time ago the price was around $1000 for some models.

Apr 28, 2018 04:00 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Not knowingly, but would love to see one.

Apr 27, 2018 10:18 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - I am yet to see this here in MA.

Apr 27, 2018 09:42 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've certainly heard about them but have never seen one, or sold one.

Apr 27, 2018 08:15 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Therefore the Craftsman house came into being. I have sold many of those.

Apr 27, 2018 08:09 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

We have many Sears houses through out Frederick County, and I believe This is one that I had listed and sold last year.

Apr 27, 2018 07:56 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Before my time but I was aware of them.

Apr 27, 2018 05:17 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not sure, but there are several in this area. this is one as you come into Lovettsville on Berlin Tpke.sears house

Apr 29, 2018 10:31 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

There are plenty of them around here in the Chicago suburbs. I also have a Pinterest Board on them.

Apr 28, 2018 03:22 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No, we have not, but would love to have 1000 of them for listings. Love these homes!

Apr 28, 2018 10:12 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

May be some of of CA Craftsman were ordered by mail. A few still do not have a firm foundation.

Apr 28, 2018 07:30 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We have not

Apr 28, 2018 06:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've heard about them.  I'm not sure if I would recognize one if I saw one.

Apr 28, 2018 06:23 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Apr 28, 2018 03:19 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes. I have

Apr 27, 2018 08:13 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker  sold this circa 1920 Sears Roebuck house, in Phoenix, in 1997!

   

Apr 27, 2018 06:02 PM
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PeterMark SEO
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL
Real Estate Technology, SEO Web Development

Yes I have, in Downers Grove Illinois. Love those houses!

Aug 31, 2018 03:59 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have seen someone blog about this, but not sure if we have any around here.

May 01, 2018 07:49 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I saw one here a few years ago. 

Apr 30, 2018 03:40 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have seen one but never listed one!

Apr 29, 2018 06:51 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No I haven't sold either a Sears Roebuck or a Jim Walter home.

Apr 28, 2018 07:30 PM