Selling your home can be an emotional time, and often, sellers let those emotions get the best of them. When it comes time to sell your home, however, it’s important to do everything you can to keep your emotions at bay.
Not only can emotions cloud your reasoning, they can misguide you during a very expensive and important business transaction. Sellers sometimes overvalue their homes, adding sentimental value on top of property value. They refuse offers that, while reasonable, don’t add up to the value of their memories.
Some sellers might even turn down a potential offer because they find out the new owner wants to add a fence, displace the garden or even knock down the family’s beloved treehouse. But for those going through the home-selling process, it’s important that you don’t let a low offer upset you. And never turn your back on a deal out of spite for what you think the new owner may do to your home. Remember, you’re leaving the home, and what the new owners do with it should be about making memories of their own.
If you’re having a hard time checking your emotions at the door at any point throughout the process, be sure to turn to your real estate professional for guidance. Not only are real estate professionals there to lean on when emotions come into play, they are also instrumental when it comes to establishing a fair, unbiased asking price. Better yet, the agent you choose will be by your side until you sign the dotted line, separating you from your emotions in the process.
While it’s normal to get emotional as you put your home up for sale, don’t fret over lost memories. Instead, take pictures of your home and put some time aside to create a scrapbook. And last but not least, have fun imagining all the new memories you’ll make when you settle into your new place.
For more tips to keep your emotions at bay when selling your home, contact our office today.
Published with permission from RISMedia.