Dear Mr/Mrs. Seller,
It's a new week! How are you going to help get your home sold? Now I bet your thinking "I hired you, the agent, for this! Why am I having to sell?". That statement is correct, you did hire me to sell your home. However, you kow your home the best and know the best features about it. Might I suggest something a bit different this time.
That's what it will take. Now before I get written off as dillusional, let me explain. Positive thinking has a tremendous impact on you, the seller, and everyone else that you come in contact with, directly or indirectly. Notice the indirectly part? No, you will not be there (hopefully) to tour the home with the buyer. But your home will be there and will be a reflection on you. When you don't think positively, you unconsciously reflect that onto you home and how it looks.
First, stop looking at the news. They love bad news and will spew that venom over you every chance they get. It gives you negative thoughts and that is what we don't want. Buyers are out there! We are finding them and bringing them to your home! This is good. Thinking that your home will never sell will get conveyed.
Next, really get your home staged to where it looks inviting and warm. Thinking positive in this part will greatly help. You'll ultimately do a better job staging and cleaning than if you are negative. The thought "that's good enough" is negative and should be replaced with "How can that look better?". You will also begin to notice smells, features, clutter, and other things that shouldn't be there and will work to fix it. Pesonally, I've been to many homes that are nice on the outside, but when you step inside it doesn't feel inviting.
Finally, stay positive! As your agent, I am doing the best I can to bring people to your home, but if you have it drenched in negativity (i.e. clutter, smells, disorganization, etc.) I can't overcome that.
Now I understand there are some real obstacles to overcome, but we will overcome them. Being negative wont help. If you don't believe me the power of negative thinking, I will leave you with this thought. Winston Churchill once stated that "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimists sees an opportunity in every difficulty."
What do you see, nothing but difficulties or opportunities?
Scott Ashby - Broker
Fred Real Estate