Ask my buyer clients - I love to tell them all about homes that they are viewing - from the old 60 amp electrical box that may still be in place to the interesting structural details and everything in between. This is especially true with first time homebuyers. They have lots of questions, and I love to try to answer them! Of course, the in depth evaluation occurs when the home inspector comes.
This weekend I showed two homes that had a gadget that I could not identify . . . until I really thought about it in the second house. These homes, it could be argued, were the early precursers to the smart homes of today. The gadget in question was a panel in the master bedroom that resembled a security system pad. In reality it was a series of 12 buttons from which you could operate lights all over the house. Maybe I have seen these before, but always assumed they were part of a security system and did not investigate further. Pretty cool nevertheless.
My own home was one of these "state of the art" homes built in the 50s and 60s--indirect lighting, coppertone 1961 intercom system complete with a plug-in for a "phono," and ultraviolet air filtration gadgets in the bathrooms just to name a few.
Sure, I love showing new home with all the green aspects, and that is what I will probably buy the next time around, but I still love to show the oldies but goodies!