Selling Your Home is Like the Dating Game

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

This weekend when I was on a listing appointment and we were discussing how I was going to market his home. We discussed the main points regarding how to show the home in the best possible manner. As we were talking, it occurred to me that selling a home is a lot like the dating game.

Let me explain:

1. Preparation: Just like dating, it is important if you want to be seen in the best possible light to considerer what you want to wear and to clean up a bit. When you are ready to sell your home, you also need it to be seen in its best possible manner, and to make sure it is scrubbed up nicely.

2.  Communication: When on a date, clear communication is essential. In order to get to know someone, being transparent, open, and truthful is very important. Likewise, when marketing a home, having the ability to communicate the selling points, being honest, and open regarding the market, location, pricing, etc. are key.

3. Evaluation: After a date, most people will make the determination if they wish to continue the relationship. With a listing, the hope is upon seeing the home, the future buyers will have evaluated if this home meets their needs. Understanding the feedback is helpful to the sellers.

4. Continuation: Finally, after the date, one must decide if they wish to continue the relationship or not. When a buyer tours a property, they also must determine if this is the property they wish to pursue. If so, the next steps will be to see if they can reach an agreement to get to a closing.

So yes, marketing a home has many similarities in the dating world. First impressions are key and the more a seller understands this the better. If you are ready to sell your home, preparing for the date will be key!

Call Beam & Branch Realty today and we can help you get ready for your selling debut. We know how to show your home in the best possible manner. Give us a call today!

 

Photo Credit - Louis Hansel

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Comments (42)

Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hey Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - and those of us who have been at this a long time have been dating for a while. :)

Sep 01, 2021 03:28 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Lyn Sims you are so right - the eye buys so it better look sensational.

Sep 01, 2021 03:29 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Michael Jacobs so true in that whatever works - do it. Dating can be tiring too.

Sep 01, 2021 03:30 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS and hopefully your real estate dating is going well.

Sep 01, 2021 03:31 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 the dating game in my neck of the woods is fast and furious. 

Sep 01, 2021 03:33 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker - hope you are doing well and that your dating game is steady.

Sep 01, 2021 03:34 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Myrl Jeffcoat - getting ready for that first impression is so important. Convincing our sellers of this is sometimes challenging.

Sep 01, 2021 03:35 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Exactly Ed Silva - the right connection is the goal and its a great day when that happens.

Sep 01, 2021 03:35 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Buzz Mackintosh - love, at first sight, is always a great thing for sellers.

Sep 01, 2021 03:36 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Kathy Streib - you fully understand the importance of first impressions in your line of work. Makes such a difference.

Sep 01, 2021 03:37 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

James Dray, you are so correct. If it isn't right, moving on quickly is important.

Sep 01, 2021 03:37 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - it was so funny that while on this listing appointment, this thought came to me and I said like a true AR person - "that would be a great blog."!

Sep 01, 2021 03:39 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Kat Palmiotti - that's right - online dating is a big thing just like online house shopping.

Sep 01, 2021 03:40 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thank you Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - I appreciate your kind words.

Sep 01, 2021 03:41 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Ha ha Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY - I guess it does. However, I did see a new version of the Dating Game on TV recently. The original one is much better.

Sep 01, 2021 03:42 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Jan Green - you are right that one has to show up. I love it when a good match shows up quickly.

Sep 01, 2021 03:42 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Thanks Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - makes me think of the song, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match.

Sep 01, 2021 03:43 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Wendy Rulnick - you are right - today things are much more like speed dating for sure.

Sep 01, 2021 03:44 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Lynda Eisenmann - thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment.

Sep 01, 2021 03:44 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Erik Hiss - appreciate your kind words! I hope your dating game is fast and furious in your market!

Sep 01, 2021 03:45 PM