It seems obvious but it’s not: a house is not a home. Most people intending to buy or sell a home they forget that. They make the mistake of trying to sell or buy a house and ignore that what people want is a home.
The difference is simply this: a house is a pile of lumber sitting on a lot. A home is everything else inside and around the house: the secret nooks and crannies where your children played make-believe, that warm corner you like to read in, the neighbors (barking dog and all!), block parties, schools, your favorite local coffee shop, and so much more.
When selling or buying a house, focusing on the house and not home misses the point.
Buyers beware: you may find the perfect house but unless you and your agent really dig deeper it may not have the potential for being your forever-home.
Sellers, selling a house will not bring you the top dollars that selling your home will.
Watch this space for more information on buying or selling your home.
Kevin C. Crowell: #Determined!
For over 25 years I worked at the company I built, successfully selling high-tech products in Japan, the world’s most demanding market. My work there required a: close attention to detail, superior customer service, exacting quality, and continuous improvement.