Sell My Home – Detach?
You’ve searched high and low, viewing a ton of properties and you finally found “The One!” Does this sound like you?
You move into the property, get settled and a few years later you realize you and/or your family have outgrown the property and you’re looking for a change. Almost overwhelming right?
If you decide to sell your home, there’s one thing that many people aren’t aware of that can affect you and your selling experience…that’s the emotional factor! If you’re not aware of the emotional factor and aren’t consciously keeping it in check you could be causing yourself much more stress and overwhelming sales experience. It doesn’t have to be that way!
It’s a good idea to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Your goal here is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours.
Here are 3 helpful tips for detaching and moving on so you can get the best deal for your home.
1. Selling can be stressful
Whether it was the first home you purchased or a home that’s been in your family for some time, memories were created and you’ve become emotionally attached. Here is the simple advice I will give you, admit and acknowledge the good times but remember that it is now a business transaction that help you and your family to continue to grow and evolve.
2. Are you truly ready?
Take the time to talk with your real estate agent and carefully listen to their suggestions. Resisting their suggestions may just be a hint that you’re not quite ready to let go and sell. It’s ok! Wait until you’re ready! Be sure you’re honest with your real estate agent about how this process may be a bit much and difficult for you. Your agent is looking out for your best interest so it is important to communicate so there is no strain on the agent-client relationship.
3. Your home is a product to be marketed.
Begin to think of your home as a product rather than your home. To help your home show as best as possible it’s a good idea for you to remove some personal belongings (e.g., family pictures and other personal belongings). Not only will this help with the detaching process, it also gets you ahead on the moving process.
Your agent will often recommend a few changes to attract more buyers. For example, you may need to remove some furniture to make the home look or feel bigger. Be open to these recommendations. Remember your agent is here on your side so this is to assist you with the selling process.
Enjoy all the memories you’ve had in your home, but also think of the future and all of the memories that you’ll create in your new home.
If you find it far too difficult to do any of these, then you may just want to wait until you’re ready.