Some of us are happy to boldly display a ‘For Sale’ board promoting our greatest asset. Others see it almost as an invasion of their privacy.
The thought of nosey neighbours with twitching nets, gossiping in the fruit and veg aisle, makes some of us feel slightly uneasy.
The flip side to this is that there is an element of buyers to whom this approach may be beneficial. I’m not talking about the Rightmove addicts, frantically trawling through the ‘new ons’, searching for their next home. Rather the ‘quite content’ homeowners who have perhaps lived in a good sized family home for many years, and now have empty nest syndrome. Or the growing family who are comfortable with what they know, but the garden is perhaps a bit small, and the desperately needed extension will only compound the problem. They don’t even know that they want to move!
It would take something pretty specific to turn these potential purchasers’ heads and tempt them into the sales process. They’re not doing the Rightmove trawl, and unless they see that ‘For Sale’ board, or hear the local gossip, they will never know that their perfect home could become a reality.
So next time, display your board with pride; and you may just need to thank that nosey neighbour’s grapevine for your next sale!