“I don’t hate it.”
I’ve been getting this line a lot recently from the male spouse in couples that are working with me to look for a home.
That’s not necessarily a rousing endorsement of a place. And I’ve been getting it from several different guys, not just one. Do you think a homeowner would like to get the feedback “The husband didn’t hate your house.” Probably not.
At times we do joke that it is the wife’s opinion of a place that matters most and the husband’s opinion is secondary. But really, I think I’d strive for a little more satisfaction than “I don’t hate it.” Also, I haven’t brought a buyer for any of the “I don’t hate it” houses I’ve showed, so I guess that means the husband’s opinion carries some weight.