Have you ever sold an old car in order to buy a new one? Maybe a motorcycle, because you have grown up and there is a family to drive? Maybe you sold bikes that became small? Maybe appliances or old furniture?
Maybe you sometimes peek at groups for sale on social media? And what about groups to deliver free stuff? Have you been donating clothes or toys?
Is it true that you bothered to clean or wash these products before the sale? Surely you went to a car wash. Maybe you even bothered to go to the garage to paint a scratch or two, polish and brush what you could. It cost you time, effort and money. Why? Why did you bother?
When it comes to selling, certainly for large sums, you did it to create more demand for what you were selling: so that people would see the car or motorcycle, value it so that they would be willing to pay the price you asked for and want to buy from you. In short, you rightly wanted to reduce the negotiation margin or avoid it at all, if possible. Moreover, those of you who have good hands, creativity and a business-like thinking, even know how to increase the value so that you get paid not only more than what it cost you at the time, but even in relation to competing products today. In other words, you wanted people to really get excited, to fall in love. That is, you invested to sell at the price you wanted to get. This is rational thinking that maximizes your interest.
But I want to make it a little harder: there are cases where it is not a sale at all, but a delivery or a donation. For example, of used clothes, toys, and other things that are no longer needed.
You probably wash them (and that has the cost of water, electricity, laundry detergents), clean, even fix, maybe paint. That is, you make sure to put in the effort to give something of yours to someone else even when you have no profit considerations at all. Why? If you are handing over something for free, why not hand it in dirty, smelly, broken?
Because it is unpleasant to you what others will they say? Because it reflects contempt on your part?
Maybe because you too would like to get something that looks good and see that an effort was made on the part of the one who gave it to you?
Maybe we just want to feel good about ourselves?
I think this too is rational thinking that maximizes who we are (leave interests out for a moment).
So why do people become irrational when selling their house without investing in it?
Home staging is the most rational act before selling your house.
Let's talk about it!