Can you be a little insane, or is it all or none? Selling a house can be stressful, but the ups and downs of house showings, is at best a roller coaster of emotions.
Advice I have stooped to taking from family and friends: Baking chocolate chip cookies moments before said buyers enter my home. Burning vanilla candles to give the buyers that “I am home” feeling. Cinnamon sticks and cloves are supposed to bring a sense of security, so I tried that as well. If my house doesn’t sell, perhaps I will open a bakery. In any case, all of this effort is making me hungry.
I mentioned to my daughter how we sold our last house and she was mystified. We buried a St. Joseph Statue in our front yard after more than a year on the market. It worked. At least we had an offer sometime after St. Joe was buried. My daughter wondered if he was still buried, and if I had told the new owners about this interesting item not on the listing sheet.
After many successful yard sales on this property, maybe I will reconsider my strategy. Perhaps a “fire sale” sign on the front lawn will bring in the bargain hunters and sell my house a piece at a time. You know a window here, a door there, like Fenway’s Green Monster.
And of course, a free cookie with every purchase.
What’s your advice?