If you are selling your own home, include a short personal rendition of your wonderful experience in the house.
Sell House Fast – Kenner LA: Telling buyers why you bought your house in the first place is often a good way to have them see it in a more personal light. Knowing that someone else had a good life in the house is motivating. Consider why you bought the home you are selling. Do you remember back that far? Most people do, no matter how long ago it was.
There is almost always a good story there. Did you buy it because the neighborhood looked like a perfect place in which to raise a family? Was there a favorite library and coffee house within walking distance? Perhaps it is located at a crux between two major highways and is therefore convenient to get to shopping, major population centers, and amenities. Whatever the reason you had for buying the house, you can make that reason known when you talk to your potential buyers.
It could be that the house has a special charm. The odd nooks and crannies add so much character to the house that you couldn’t resist. Now your children are grown and the house is much larger than what you need or you would still be living there. You decided to sell despite the wonderful years it has given you. These are things you can share with the buyers. They will often be curious as to why you are selling and you can tell them if you wish. But few will actually ask you why you bought it when you did.
“Whatever the reason you had for buying the house, you can make that reason known when you talk to your potential buyers.”
That’s something you can bring up and will help to break the ice and get the tour started. Begin by telling them what you loved about it when you looked at it and decided to buy it. Personal information and storytelling is missing from many home sales and things have become somewhat sterile in the interest of keeping it all very professional. If you are selling your own home, it might be better to include a short personal rendition of your wonderful experience in the house. People like to know those little personal details. It’s human nature.
This is not to say that you should brag about your son, the doctor to every buyer who walks through the door to look at the house. Unless there is a med school down the street where your son was inspired to take on the profession, it would be irrelevant. Telling a short story about how you were newlyweds expecting when you came to see the house for the first time would be appropriate. From there you bought it, raised 3 children, and now wish to sell it to another family to enjoy.
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