Selling Your Denver Home

100 Real Estate Tips in 100 Days (Day 73)

When it comes time to sell your home many comfort zones must be crossed.  Yes, strangers need to come visit when you are not home. You will be asked to leave at the most inconvenient times.  Frequently you will be invaded with little or very short notice.

Selling one's home is not an easy task, unless you are ready to "let go."   As a homeowner letting go means more than just letting go of your house, you must also let go of the normal controls and swim against that tide of annoyances if you really want to get to the next stage in your life.

One of the controls many people wish they can keep is not having a sign in the yard. On some levels I can understand this, it seems a little sign is hardly a strong marketing factor, but a quick look at the stats redeems a signs value.

Homes sell as a result of the buyer seeing the sign are significant.  According to the National Association of Realtors (the folks who make it their business to track statistics) 64% of buyers found the home they purchased, due to the real estate sign!

It is hard to ignore an high percentage like that!  So the next time you want to sell your home, but really hate the thought of having a sign in the yard advertising your property, think of 64% that's more than half of the buyers may stumble across that old yard sign.

Grin and bear it!

Story of the Photo: On a trip to Phoenix I spotted this yard full of signs.  I insisted my hubby go around the block so I could shoot it.  Fortunately it's a collector who loves political signs and not real estate for sale signs!  I'm just glad he's not my neighbor!

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