Staying Happy While You Wait

A Home Seller Midnight Worry Tool

If you’re having trouble sleeping at night because home selling worries are keeping you up, I’ve got an unusual idea for you: Have you heard of Guatemalan worry dolls? First off, let me explain what they are in case you haven’t heard of them: They’re these tiny dolls from Guatemala that come in a set [...]

Do You Have The Home Seller’s Blues?

With median home prices hitting 9-year lows and no housing recovery in sight, frustrated home sellers continue living in limbo–feeling anxious, angry and tired of cleaning their countertops. It’s almost an epidemic. Nowadays there is a name and an acronym for every physical and mental condition under the sun. If you grind your teeth and [...]

10 Big Things Home Sellers Can Control

In my last post I was talking about why home sellers get frustrated… throughout history most people were able to pull up stakes when resources ran low or new opportunities beckoned. Nowadays, however, we’re tied to our properties and unable to move on when we need to.  But the good news is we do have [...]

Why Home Sellers Get Crabby

It’s an unnatural state for any living thing to not be able to move on when the mood or need strikes. Most animals are free to roam the plains, swim the oceans and navigate the skies. There are even trees in the Amazon known as “Walking Trees” which can grow new appendages that enable them [...]

Home Selling Tip: Has Your Home Been Hibernating?

Could you believe it, next month is spring already? I know your house might presently be buried under two feet of snow and it certainly doesn’t feel much like spring… but this is actually a great time to get a jump-start on your spring cleaning efforts. Spring is kick-off season for many home sellers, and [...]

Home Selling Exercise

Now that the holidays are over, most everybody is thinking about ways to get more exercise, burn off excess cookie calories and better organize their lives. If you’re a home seller this is good news, because you can actually accomplish all three of these things simultaneously! How? Since one of the frustrations of home selling [...]

Attract Home Buyers Through Niche Blogging

If you’re reading this post, then you know there’s a blog for every audience. Which means niche blogging can be a terrific venue for targeting specific people — who just may be interested in buying your property. Let’s say you’re an avid gardener and you’ve created a blog about plants you love, including photos of [...]

Home Sellers Inspect Yourself!

Quick question: Who asks for a home inspection, the buyer or the seller? You may be thinking, “The buyer does, of course!” But in a tough market, home sellers can gain a big advantage by getting a pre-inspection first. I can hear you saying, “I’ve got enough headaches, without paying to find more of them! [...]

Do This One Thing To Help Sell Your House

Happy Thanksgiving week everybody! Hopefully you have a little time off from your usual schedule. This is a great time to find one thing you can do this week that’s completely different than your typical activities. One thing you haven’t done yet that just might help you reach your goal of home selling. You might [...]

Why I Still Love Home Ownership

Yahoo Finance just had another article about the joys of renting over home ownership. I’ve seen a lot of these lately, along with some rebuttals as to why owning is better. So I’m jumping in to add my own two cents because I’ve done both. To me, the difference between owning and renting is a [...]