The other day I was at the gym, and I found myself amazed by the people standing in line waiting for the treadmill when there were rows of ellipticals open and free for the taking. I’m still not sure why they prefer those treadmills, but I imagine they find comfort in the familiarity. Think about it: same buttons, same length of time. They know exactly what it’s going to be like from the moment they get on to the moment they get off.
But chew on this: You’ve got to mix a workout up if you want to see real changes in your fitness level.
Same goes for real estate. Force of habit keeps possible sellers from taking advantage of the market because they are in familiar surroundings. That means the same light switches, same curtains to draw, same commute to work. Setting up new habits is hard, and everything would be different in a new home, from where the new pizza place is to such minutiae as the way the refrigerator door swings open. .
This impulse to keep things the same prevents sellers from taking advantage of a great market and moving on or up or out into a better home. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Get in touch and let’s talk about breaking habits in a productive way.
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