You knew that right? Perhaps not. Ladybirds don’t get eaten by many predators. It’s all down to their colouring. Those beautiful red backs adorned with glossy black spots are there for a very good reason.
Defence. Protection. Warning.
These lovely creatures have developed a mechanism to put off potential predators.
Wonderful past clients of mine, had a similar problem. They couldn’t get a buyer. They’d been on the market for 6 months and no-one had put in an offer. With a second baby on the way, they’d found their dream house and the viewings had stopped. They were ready to move, they’d mentally moved on. It was frustrating to know they couldn’t go anywhere, they were stuck.
The house itself was lovely, a large drive, amazing south facing garden log burners and exposed brick and a gloss kitchen. Can you guess the colour? Red and Black!!! Black units and rich red walls. If a ladybird was a kitchen I hear you cry!
This kitchen was easily sorted and yes, after just 4 days they had 4 offers.
Do you have a ladybird room?? Do you have a room that is quite selective in taste? Does any room in your home have strong décor, or very dark or bright palette?
Here’s how you can attract more buyers when you have a ‘ladybird’ room.
- Keep colours calming – a calm colour puts a buyer at ease and makes the room feel bigger and brighter
- Select one focal point – If you select the fire as the focal point keep the rest of the room neutral. You focal point can be brighter to fit your personality – try and keep things light – you can fill your new home with those huge sculptures and bright pink when you move.
- If you have something that is very different, such as a pink & lime green kitchen, tone it down. It will help you sell:
- Remove large prints and patterns from curtains, rugs and bedding. Try something softer and more delicate, borrow from a friend or family, until you have sold.
Remember the ladybird kitchen we talked about earlier – here’s the end result! Isn’t it lovely.
Do you have a ladybird room in your home? Perhaps you’re not sure if you do or not. I’d love to come and meet you and see. That way we can work out what we can do, to make it irresistible to your buyers.
Until next week
I’m Victoria, It is a pleasure to be able to meet you. I set up VMOVE as a way of making a difference. After many experiences of moving, and feeling frustrated, out of the loop, not getting the advice I really needed and worst of all being forced to drop my asking price, after 11 viewings and 3 offers in just a few days. I felt awful. I still regret that move, I still regret the conditioning I was mentally unprepared for. My team and I have the same goals as you…get you moved for the best possible price in a time frame to suit. We are committed and it works. I love seeing Helen light up with a new idea to move things along and Philippa’s new take on marketing and customer service. For some of the more ingenious Ideas, it has to be Sonia. She’s time served in the industry and, yes, she is my mum. You know what though, she’s there for me everyday. She wants my clients happy, so I’m happy. I love this job so much.
So what is your biggest moving challenge right now? Email me direct on firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll see if I can help.