Yoga Principles To Apply When You're Selling Your Home

8 November 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

If you practice yoga regularly, you'll ideally keep many yoga principles in mind as you go about your day. However, even if you aren't into yoga, it can be beneficial to think about a handful of yoga principles and apply them to whatever you're doing. If you're in the process of trying to sell your home, yoga might not be at the forefront of your mind — but it should. There are several yoga principles that you can apply to selling your home, and their use will make the process better for everyone involved. Here are three of those principles.

Be Truthful

A key yoga principle is truthfulness, and this is something that will definitely be an asset when you're selling your home. If you're eager to sell, you might occasionally feel tempted to stretch the truth about something. Perhaps you exaggerate the size of some of the rooms or the year during which your windows were upgraded. These untruths may attract interested buyers, but further investigation by their agent or even by their home inspector can reveal that you haven't been forthcoming — and this dishonesty can cause any hope of a sale to fizzle out. You're better to always follow the yoga principle of honesty, even if it means that your home takes a little longer to sell.

Be Focused

Yoga teachers emphasize the importance of having focus when you practice yoga. In other words, as you perform your routine, you should be aware of what you're doing, rather than thinking about something else. Focus is a valuable attribute to employ when you're selling your home. Being focused on the process of listing the home will help you to identify anything that needs to be upgraded or cleaned before the home goes on the market. Focus while the listing is active means that you'll be vigilant about keeping the house in proper order for short-notice showings.

Be Detached

Another important yoga principle is to be detached — not from your loved ones, but from your expectations for certain outcomes. When people are highly attached to particular outcomes, they may end up being let down. This is applicable when you're selling your house. For example, if you're attached to selling the property for $350,000 and you get an offer of $345,000, you shouldn't be so attached to your desired price point that you ignore what is likely a very solid offer. Detachment to your original goal can help you to see that accepting the offer is a good idea.

With many homes for sale, following the above tips might set yours apart and get it sold faster.