Not all of us are like Gene Kelly in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. We don’t all like jumping up and down on lamp posts and doing little twirls and “singin’ “at the top of our lungs while the rain is pouring down on us. Even when we are in love most of us would rather not tap dance and sing in the rain the praises of our beloved.
But now that’s exactly what it feels like when you’re selling your house. Aren’t you jumping up and down twisting and turning singin’ and shoutin’ the praises of that beautiful home you’re trying to sell and all you’re getting is rained on?
But think about it. Didn’t we look at this guy singing and dancing in the rain and didn’t we believe that he’s right? There is nothing more glorious than just that. Didn’t we even smile and start humming along with him. Didn’t we feel good watching him?
That’s what selling a house is all about. We need to set the stage so that others will hum along.
So, everyone told you to buy a house in Mason. You bought a house in Mason. You love living in Mason. You love the great shopping in Mason. You love the awesome rec. center in Mason. Life in Mason is Faaaantastic!. So why is your awesome Mason home not sold????
Presently there are over 384 homes for sale in the Mason school district.
We have to make people ‘hum’ about yours!
I just listed and sold a house in less than 24 hours. It is not the first time I have done this. I even had some people waiting to purchase if the first people did not. Now that’s humming!!!
It all starts with attitude. Yes, I said attitude! No one likes keeping the house clean. It really is an inconvenience to have people walk through your home when they want to. Or better yet set an appointment, you leave only to find out that they never came or they are late. I could go on…but you get it. So the attitude has to be positive.
Next step is presentation. There is a long, loooooong list of items to do when making sure a house is presentable. But every house is unique unto itself.
Ask a couple of friends to come and look at your house as if they were going to buy it. What would they say?
What would you say about your home if you were a critical buyer? Come on, be honest.
And most importantly your agent should be able to correctly stage your house.
You do have to listen and execute though.
Next is competition. Who else is selling? How much are they asking? How does yours compete with the other houses on the market? Either they are going to sell your house or you are going to sell theirs.
And of course let’s not forget cute. Yes , I said cute. Cute sells! Pottery Barn Adorable Cute. Get rid of that humungous take up all the room comfortable old chair that you just love. Box up all those shoes you don’t know where to put. Make it cute !cute! cute!
Take out any and all emotion. Your hard earned money and memory filled home is now just 4 walls, a house. And since you’re trying to sell it, it is a commodity. It will become someone else’s home.
Make your house stand out far above the rest. Make everyone hum! hum !hum! Then like good ‘ol Gene you too will think it’s a glorious feeling to be singin’ in the rain.