This Burlington Ontario Stager Agrees ... Selling Your Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment

Reblogger Janice Ankrett
Home Stager with Janice Ankrett Home Staging

Sharon Tara is right on the money with this post. Owners must adjust their attitude towards their home when selling. See your home as a product not your haven. Call in the Professionals you need to get the job done. It will help you get the equity out of your house.

Original content by Sharon Tara

Selling Your New Hampshire Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment

For most people selling a house is not a common occurrence.  If they do have any prior experience, it's from some years ago, and the market has changed significantly.

As a New Hampshire Home Stager, I've worked with a lot of sellers and one thing is for certain...an attitude adjustment is the first thing homeowners should consider when preparing to sell.

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It's not what you think that matters.  It doesn't matter what you want for it, or what you need for it, or what you owe on it.  The current market will determine the price.

Your house is worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it.  A buyer's perception of worth is what really matters.  

 CONDITION

It's not what you think that matters.  Your eyes have been clouded by emotional attachment.  How your house is perceived by others is what matters.  What is attractive, appealing, or comfortable to you may not be so appealing to the masses.

One man's idea of valuable collectables is another man's idea of clutter.

One man's idea of neutral is another man's idea of cold.

You may think the gold fixtures in your bathroom look rich, but to potential buyers the fixtures are dated and expensive to replace.

Today's buyer is looking for "move-in ready" condition.

 

 

One last thing... 

The real estate agent, home stager, and home inspector are not the enemy.  

Choose them wisely

Take their advice seriously

Work with them cooperatively


Selling Your New Hampshire Home Will Require An Attitude Adjustment


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Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Great title!  Thanks for the reblog, glad you found it worthy!

Oct 27, 2011 08:23 PM #1
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Brian Madigan
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Janice,

 

It's a lot opf work to get rid of the clutter and tidy things up, so most people don't do it.

 

Brian

Oct 27, 2011 08:36 PM #2
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Hi Janice,

thanks for the reblog, it is so true that if sellers dig in on their "Have To's and Must Have's", not a lot of sales will happen...

Oct 27, 2011 11:27 PM #3
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Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
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Janice, it's funny how we often have to say, 'but you're selling  the house now, so your collection of whatever probably should be packed away...' The sellers possessions only detract from the buyers ability to see themselves there.

Oct 28, 2011 12:31 AM #4
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Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
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Thanks Sharon. I thought I'd spread your word in the Canadian groups ;).

Oct 28, 2011 09:40 AM #5
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Janice Ankrett
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Brian, it is hard for them to get past the 'they'll only come in and change things so why should I' attitude.

Oct 28, 2011 09:42 AM #6
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Janice Ankrett
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Yes it is Peter and Linda. Sellers need to be realistice when they enter the market.

Oct 28, 2011 09:43 AM #7
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Janice Ankrett
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So true Peg! We deal with it so often but it's new to the seller and sometimes hard to swallow.

Oct 28, 2011 09:45 AM #8
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