5 Ways to Handle the Emotions of Selling a Home
There are many mixed emotions when it comes to selling a home. It can be exciting, scary, and sad. You’re officially ready to sell your home – congratulations! Maybe all the kids are off at college and you’re looking to downsize or maybe you’ve just secured that dream job and have a short window to move.
The process of selling your home is exciting but can be emotionally exhausting. With a seemingly never-ending checklist of to-dos before getting to the closing table, here are a few tips from the experts to keep you informed and organized when selling a home.
1. Find The Right Realtor
Finding the right team to sell your home is vital. After more than 20 years in business and over 10,000 satisfied clients, we understand what matters most – a quick sale and maximum profit. You want to sell your home as quickly as possible for the most amount of money – so having a realtor that shares that goal is crucial.
Partner with a real estate agent that is licensed, experienced, has great reviews and is knowledgeable about the market to save you a lot of stress throughout the process. Choose an agent you know will have your back and keep emotions from running high when selling becomes stressful.
2. Sell A House, Not Your Home
Selling a home you have memories in can surface many emotions. It’s important to remember that what you’re trying to sell is just the house, the “sticks and bricks.” If there is too much of you in your house, it makes it difficult for potential buyers to visualize themselves living there.
Detach yourself from the home to encourage potential buyers to make an offer and avoid an emotional closing day for you. Carefully pack up family photos and box away mementos that are sentimental to you to save for your next home. Declutter and give your home an open, clean feeling to new buyers!
3. Expect Personal Disruption
Selling your home means opening your doors to strangers at inconvenient times. With Mark Spain Real Estate, we use an app that verifies if the agent requesting a showing is licensed and in good standing, making it the most secure showing in the industry. As a seller, having few restrictions on showing times will allow more foot traffic through your home, however may cause you to move your schedule around often for showings.
Living in a home while trying to sell can be tough and can surface many emotions. Best practices are to keep your home looking sharp: a well-maintained yard, no dishes in the sink, beds made. Although keeping your home in tip top shape can be inconvenient and tiring day after day, remember that your effort is beneficial in selling your home as quickly as possible!
4. Make Sure You’re Truly Ready To Move
Talk to your real estate agent honestly about all of your options and emotions before deciding to put your home on the market. If you find yourself resisting suggestions on what you can do for a quick and smooth sale, that’s a sign you may not be ready to move just yet.
Your agent’s job is to look out for your best interests in the sale. Selling your home is a big decision, so it’s important to know you’re definitely ready to put your home on the market to avoid emotions running high later!
5. Think Of Your Home As a Product To Be Marketed
Despite the many memories you have in your home, at the end of the day, it’s a product you need to sell. Partner with a real estate agent that can offer you with the highest quality of marketing – professional photography and state-of-the-art digital marketing are a must. Look out for ways you can make your home stand out from the others. Go the extra mile and place fresh flowers on your table, wash your windows and manicure your lawn to catch the eyes of potential buyers during showings!
Keep these tips in mind during the selling process and you’ll be well on your way to the closing table in no time! Lean on your relationship with your agent, expect disruption and carefully pack up your home memories and your moving experience will be a smooth and stress-free process!
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