Does it seem like there are thousands of articles on the web telling you how to sell your home? Are you wondering what else you could possibly learn about the subject? It's been my observation, after buying and reselling hundreds of homes over more than three decades, that each person's experience selling a home influences what he or she believes about home sales in general. That's only natural, and it's what we all do whenever we have a little bit of personal experience. In my case, I have a lot of personal experience, and when I talk about how to sell your house it is coming from all those years selling all those homes.
So, you are probably wondering what I have to say about how to sell a house that differs from all the other voices on the web. My main point in this article is to make sure every seller understands that he or she is completely, 100% responsible for selling the home. Delegating some responsibility to a relative, an agent, an attorney, a banker or other professional, assuming the seller has full mental capacity and legal right to sell the property, does not transfer the entire weight of the project off the seller's shoulders.
This is a very important point that you need to understand when searching for ideas about how to sell your home. There are plenty of people who are willing to help you sell your home for a price, but they will never have your personal motivation and drive to make the sale.
Even a very professional real estate agent or an attorney serving as a representative of the property owner will not be able to "own" the pressure of needing or wanting to sell a home. Having the professional skills and the legal documentation to sell a home is not the same as having to sell a home for personal reasons.
How does this reality affect you as a seller? It means that no matter who you hire to help you sell a home you have to get involved, follow up and refuse to blame others when the home has not sold. Perhaps you have not found the right people to help you, or perhaps you have not invested enough personal time in the project yourself. The important thing is to feel the weight of the responsibility yourself and to care. That is my best, basic advice on the subject of how to sell a home.