What Dating Can Teach You About Selling Your Knoxville Home

What does dating have to in common with selling your Knoxville home?

Strangely, these two things have a lot more in common than you may realize.

Your previous dating experience can actually teach you a lot of crucial lessons about selling your home.

In this post, we’ll cover some important lessons often learned from dating and how they can apply to selling your home.

Lesson #1: Like dating, selling your Knoxville home is all about first impressions.

First impressions always matter. Whether you’re going on your first date with someone or you’re having your first showing, a first impression can make or break a potential new relationship.

If you show up on your first date wearing yesterday’s clothes, with unkempt hair and bad breath, there’s a pretty good chance there won’t be a second date.

The same goes for any showings. You don’t want clothes all over your floor or dirty dishes all over the kitchen. Buyers are going to struggle to picture themselves in that mess.

When buyers look at your home, there is a limited about of time to make a good impression. As a seller, you have one chance to make a good impression. Be sure your home is clean and free of clutter.

Lesson #2: Like dating, selling your Knoxville homes takes patience.

They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. Just like dating, you’ll have to deal with a few showings before you find the right buyer.

Just like any bad date, showings can be frustrating. There’s never a convenient time for them and sometimes the feedback you receive from them can be irritating. Still, showings are the only way you’ll find the right buyer.

The right buyer will come along it just might not happen in a week’s time. Along the way, you may have some showing where the buyer’s etiquette is less than thrilling, but it will all be worth it in the end.

Lesson #3: Like dating, you’ve got to turn on the charm otherwise you might lose the buyer’s attention.

Whether it’s charm or a sense of humor, there needs to be something special in order to keep dating someone.

Just like dating, there needs to be something special to make borrowers fall in love with your home. Every Knoxville home has one aspect that sets it apart from all the rest. It could be a great backyard, awesome kitchen, or great floor plan.

Whatever it is, be sure to highlight it. If you have a great backyard, make sure its well kept and landscaped. Or if you have a great kitchen, be sure it’s clean and clutter-free.

Lesson #4: Like dating, when you find the right person you’ll know.

Sometimes you have to date a lot of the wrong people in order to find the right one. That way, when the right one comes along, you know they’re the right fit for you.

The same goes for getting the right offer on a home. When you get the right offer on your home, you’ll know its the right one to go with. It might not have everything you want, but it’ll be close enough that it works out perfectly anyhow.

And all the waiting and showings will have been worth it in the end.

Lesson #5: Like dating, it can take a lot of work to make a relationship work.

Dating isn’t always easy. It can take a lot of work to make a relationship work. You will have differences of opinions and have to compromise.

The same is true when you are selling your home. Once you finally get an offer on your home, it’ll take some work to make it to closing. There may be repairs to work through or certain things in the initial contract that you have to compromise on. Without a bit of compromise, you will not make it to closing.

Any contract is a two-way street. Both the buyer and the seller have to be willing to work together to make the relationship work.

Are you thinking about selling a Knoxville this year? Please let us know if there is any way that Knoxville Home Team can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at Rick@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com. Kati can be reached at Kati@KnoxvilleHomeTeam.Com or by phone at 865-696-1888.