Designed to Sell is one of the best television shows in terms of return on investment. If you are selling a home or may sell one in the near future, the expected value from watching this show is definitely greater than zero. You can watch it for free on the web. http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv70/videos/index.html
For most people, they only sell their home a few times during their life time, at the most, so they don’t have that much experience. There are many small bits and pieces of advice that they read or get from friends, or realtors. (Sometimes, these bits and pieces of advice work against each other.) Any one doing something that infrequently should seek some experienced advice, although not necessarily professional help, just help from people that know what they are talking about.
The great thing about Designed to Sell is that they discuss what is important, low cost ideas for improving both the value and the sales potential of your home. Generally, these are ideas that you and a friend (or spouse) can do, and include both things that you can do inside and around the house. Designed to Sell does more than just give you tips. It takes you from beginning to end, from the time that they first find the home until when the home is ready for the market. Candice Olson and all the other hosts do a great job!
For many people finding the right price is only half the battle. Although finding the right price might be a huge emotional battle. In this market, your home may or may not sell at all. I don’t own a home, but I can certainly see how your largest investment being tied up for months, unsold and unwanted by buyers, could be a major source of psychological drain.
For some people, the problem is exacerbated by additional mortgage it can be crushing. That is, they have to mortgage in the home that they live in, and they one that they used to live it. Many people make the mistake of assuming that a home will be on the market for a few months, and then get sold, as they historically have been. In this recession, this has not been the case. For some that have made this issue, their first home has sat on the market, month after month after month, as the two mortgages drained their finances. Designed to Sell may be able to help.