Lessons from Wimbledon and Andy Murray: Monday – Determination

Well done Andy!!  I think I speak for the entire nation when I say that I was very proud of our ‘grumpy Scot’ yesterday. I think my whole village heard my shouts of delight when that ball went in the net and the trophy was ours after 77 years!

Britain’s Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon Championship

So as a tribute to our success, I decided to write a series of 5 posts with Wimbledon as a theme for the HomeTruths’ blog! Not such a contrived proposition as you might first think! Today’s post is all about:


To be seeded in tennis, the levels of determination required are intense. Practice, review, and practice again; repeat ad infinitum. It’s this persistence and tenacity that really sets apart the professional sportsperson and without it, they cannot hope to achieve success.

When you are selling your home, you need to display a dogged persistence in the face of adversity. Viewers will fail to show up, agents won’t call you back, lots of people will make negative comments about your lovely home, and throughout it all, you have to rise above it, and carry on regardless, and try to keep a smile on your face besides. Only by picking yourself up and still making sure your property is looking at its very best for each and every viewing can you, in turn, hope to achieve success. Many sellers fall by the wayside: statistically less than half of sellers actually sell their homes through their original agent, and over 15% just give up. It takes determination, perseverance,  and a certain amount of stubbornness to stick to your asking price, and keep your chin up, but if you do this, eventually you will sell!

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