Middlebury Selling their home can feel like they're cutting off their right arm for some sellers. They feel a sense of loss, and go on an emotional ride that takes them plummeting into the uncertainty of a move and another new home. Even if there's excitement building about the new place, leaving behind their home and its memories can cause some turmoil.
While having deep emotions about the home you lived in, for a short or long while, is normal, it can cause a lot of trouble if you unleash your emotions during the process of the marketing and sale of your home.
Telling sellers to detach to sell their home is like telling the kid whose cat has a litter to stay emotionally reserved from the kittens. You lived in the house, cared for it, and now you're being told to detach from it. Sure, some sellers are ready to take the leap into the new home and they couldn't be any more detached. But especially families who have raised their children and watched many firsts happen in their home, stay a little more connected. These are the sellers that often put a greater value on their home simply because they have a strong emotional attachment.
Selling a home is a business transaction and likely the largest financial commitment many buyers will ever make. So understanding how to not get caught up in the emotional turmoil will help you keep your home as a real estate transaction, not an emotional roller coaster ride.
First make sure you price your home based on comps of other homes sold in the area. Sounds sensible but a lot of times, emotions come into play causing sellers to overprice their home. Instead, turn to a reliable and expert real estate agent for advice and guidance. Pricing your home to sell is critical. Homes for sale usually get the most traffic in the first two weeks of being listed. If you price it too high, you'll turn off potential buyers.