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 [...]

Five Traits of a Winning Home Seller

Yes, the housing market is slow, fewer people are buying and loans are harder to get – but some lucky people are still selling homes. How are they doing it? These lucky home sellers have cultivated five traits that increase their chance of finding a buyer. Ultimately, it boils down to making your home as [...]

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 [...]

Four Tips For Selling An Ugly House

With so many sellers doing their best to make their homes look showplace perfect, house hunters are getting used to seeing nice-looking homes. But, what do you do if the house you’re selling has seen better days–and you don’t have the time, energy or resources to dress it up? Many people are finding themselves in [...]

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! [...]

Words That Sell Your House

How you describe your house in advertisements during this slow, creaking economy is different nowadays. Where you used to emphasize spacious rooms and a rolling, green, park-like backyard, today these features can be interpreted as expensive liabilities. There’s more to heat. More to furnish. More to maintain. More to mow. Nowadays, people want their home [...]