Since it's Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to share a post from blogger, author, and entrepreneur, Todd Smith. Todd's comments have to do with cultivating a grateful mind, an important habit for all of us, and especially for people who have a home to sell.

What's your position?

Many home sellers are simply wanting to get out from under a mortgage they aren't able to keep up with. Others might be a few steps away from foreclosure. I hope you are not one of those. I hope you have decided to sell your home for all the best reasons -- a new job, a more suitable home, a more desirable neighborhood, better schools, or purely for the adventure that a change brings.

When you visit Todd's site, Little Things Matter, be sure to read "Meet Todd," because he has an interesting personal story about how he worked to become a successful real estate agent. Whether you are an agent, or someone who works with a Realtor, you'll be impressed with his attention to detail as a formula for success.

Start small because small is important

While I've designed my site to give you advice on staging your home to sell faster for a good price, Todd offers up an abundance of smart information on all kinds of life skills, from managing your time and your money, to building better relationships and losing weight. His stress is always on the small but important details.

Home staging and decorating share that same need for attention to detail. Decorator/designer Eddie Ross said that one of the things he learned while working for Martha Stewart was that details are what make the difference in crafts, table settings, decor...whatever. 

Don't let D.O.M spell doom

Paying attention to details, and keeping a thankful mindset are especially helpful when your home has been on the market for a longer time than you expected. I talk about the challenges of living in a home that's seen too many days on the market in my eBook, DIY Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home Fast and for Top Dollar. 

I hope you all have a happy Thanksgiving, counting your blessings. My readers will be among the many blessings I count.