HOW TO SELL A HOUSE
When I moved in with my boyfriend, I rented out my own flat, and when the tenant vacated, I decide that it was time to sell. It had increased quite a bit in value since I bought it, and my boyfriend agreed that we should put it on the market and transfer his flat into both our names.
Initially, I was certain that it would sell very quickly. I had been practicing The Secret since the beginning of the year and thought that if I wanted it enough, it would happen. The weeks went by, however, and the flat still wasn’t selling. I went to The Secret website in search of inspiration. That’s when it hit me – my actions weren’t reflecting my desires. I wanted to sell the flat, but I wasn’t actually doing anything to make it happen! I hadn’t even been there since the tenant moved out, because I had started to think of it as a burden, which, of course, ensured that it would continue to be a burden.
Once I had this realization, I went round to the flat, made sure it was attractive to prospective buyers, and met with several other estate agents to verify that it was being offered at the right price.
One great tip I found on the website was to think about everything you loved about your house, thanking it, then imagining a new buyer living there happily. After reading that, I sat in the flat and thanked every room for the happy memories, explained why I was selling it, and had a very clear vision of a new buyer being very excited about living there.
Another technique that helped was to hold the keys in my hand, imagine handing them over to the new buyer, and then say as I put them away, “Thank you for the sale,” and feel that I had released the flat and already sold it.
Within a few weeks of starting these practices, I received competing bids even though the market was very slow, and I actually wound up selling for more than I was expecting. As soon as I got the offer, I thought, I really wish the buyer would want to buy the furniture as well to save us having to move it. And what do you know, he did!
My boyfriend is now my husband, and we are currently selling our flat to move to a house because we’re expecting a baby – all of which I have helped attract by using The Secret principles!