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  1. Margot
    September 6, 2023 @ 2:39 pm

    Dear Neil,

    This. Patience. This is 100% my husband’s and my approach to selling our home. We have spoken with you, at length, about our place. Since speaking with you, many extra things (some quite unexpected) have come into our family’s life, which have required our time and attention, and we’ve had to step back, protect our sanity, and take more time in preparing to sell our home.

    We could have responded differently. We could have done a rush job on our place, hurriedly chosen an agent and gone with whatever advice they offered to get a quick sale happening. We’ve looked at homes we’d like to buy elsewhere as well, and will have “missed out” on a few favourites. But patience tells us that we WILL get our place ready, a buyer who loves it WILL come along, and then we WILL find a place that we love. Just as we haven’t found our buyer – yet – we also haven’t found our next home to love – yet!

    We have a plan:
    – Aim to go on the market by mid-October.
    – If we don’t quite manage it, then the deadline for selling this year will early November.
    – If that doesn’t work out, for any reason, then relax, have one more Christmas in our beloved home, and then go for sale in January.

    Whatever eventuates, we will not be rushed by agents’ scare tactics, “market forces” or anything else. We are in charge of this!

    Neil, much of this is due to your teaching and advocacy, and we thank you greatly for that.

    Very very best wishes,
    Margot & David


    • Neil
      September 10, 2023 @ 10:19 am

      Thank you very much for your kind comments. I look forward to speaking with you again soon. From your message, I think I need to give you a couple of more suggestions. Whenever you’re ready. Best wishes, Neil


  2. Steve
    September 6, 2023 @ 4:01 pm

    You often talk about qualifying buyers but I dont recall process / criteria being explained.

    Re patience. We had a neighbour who was selling her house. She wanted a certain price based on what she needed rather than what it was worth. She deemed it a success when after 10 years ( not kidding) she got that price. No concern with the time value of money or what the market was doing generally. Not sure if that was patience or stubborness.


    • Neil
      September 10, 2023 @ 10:23 am

      Reminds me of the fable of the rainmaker. He stares at the blue sky constantly and sweats in the heat. But all the time, he’s urging the heavens to “make it rain.” And, of course when it does rain – as it always does – the rainmaker hails himself a hero.


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