Musings by ©Patricia Feager 1/18/2016
At some point every homeowner is faced with the same decision - should I stay or should I go now? How is the market? What can I get if I sell my house? Will it be worth more if I stay? What do I need to do to get my house on the market to sell? Will it sell?
To be sure, only the Seller has the answer. Deciding to stay or to go is not always an easy answer. An agent provides the information and the Seller decides what to do based upon the facts and issues. Listening is key.
When you open up the front door to strangers, does your home shine as bright as the sun? Does it smell as fresh as rain? Are the styles out of date? Is everything functioning so that you can get above average sales price?
Take a look around - is your home antiquated, stuck in time, in bad condition, does it need someone to lift it out of the dark ages and into the new age? What is more appealing to buyers with the money to buy your home for at minimum, list price - is it Quality or Quantity? To be sure, quantity doesn't sell well above list price, so what can you do to get rid of things that will hurt you, rather than help you?
Understandably, breaking up is hard to do. But if the decision to sell is a serious one, and if you can't let go of stuff, get a POD. Or make a peace offering and donate to charity. Letting go evokes a cleansing that allows something new to be explored. New beginnings are scary but often very rewarding when you think clearly.
- Face reality.
- Be up for the challenge.
- Do the right thing.
- Destroy trash; create beauty.
- Eliminate everything unnecessary.
- Be open.
- Stay positive.
The turning point in every dilemma is what you do with the time you have and how you make the right decisions that are right for all! Should I stay or should I go? The decision is all yours!
Sydney J. Harris (September 14, 1917 - December 7, 1986 - American Journalist of the Chicago Daily News and then the Chicago Sun-Times.