When you make the decision to sell your home, the first and most important thing that you must do is separate yourself from the personal feelings you have about the house. You should begin to see your home not as your home but as a financial asset. Following this one piece of advice will make all of your home-selling decisions come into sharp perspective.
Often when you talk with realtors about buying real estate, they will refer to your new property as a “home.” When you sell a property, they will often refer to your property as a “house.” While buying a home is often an emotional decision, selling a house is a financial decision. Potential home buyers do not care and do not want to know about the memories or sentimental attachment you have in your home. When you decide to sell your home, you must resolve to yourself that your home no longer belongs to you. If you fail to emotionally detach yourself from your house, the process will become more difficult for you. You may even unconsciously drive potential buyers away or reduce the opportunity for all potential buyers to see your house.
As potential buyers preview your home, you will certainly hear criticism. Buyers may very well find faults with the things that you love about your house, but is important to remember that this criticism is not personal. This kind of emotional control may come easy to some, but for others may be much more difficult. The best way to deal with this is to separate yourself from potential buyers by enlisting the services of an experienced real estate agent. Your realtor will always have your best interest at heart and will likely be able to deflect negative comments and shift buyer’s focus to more positive things. Using a realtor will not only save you heartache, but will also allow buyers to explore your house more comfortably.
Letting go may not always be an easy process, but it is crucial in ensuring a smooth transition. Once you have come to terms with leaving your old home, you can begin to focus on the exciting adventures that await you in your new home. This kind of thinking creates a win-win situation for everyone involved in the sale of your house.