For most people, selling a home is a process that is filled with emotion. Many people have lived in their homes for years creating memories. Others are facing necessary moves because of unfortunate circumstances, such as divorce or financial difficulties. Even sellers preparing for a voluntary and desired move are likely to face some feelings of attachment that can threaten to interfere with the sale process. Despite the difficulty, emotionally detaching yourself from your property before listing it is the first step in ensuring a smooth sale.
Here are some tips to help you let go of your home:
If the move is necessary, but unwanted then be honest with your agent and tell him or her that you will require some patience. Realtors are accustomed to working with sellers in all sorts of different and difficult situations. Being upfront with your agent about potential problems will enable him or her to act in your best interest.
Use the assistance of a professional stager. He or she will help you remove your personal items and neutralize the home so that buyers will view it as a blank slate. This can help accelerate your process of moving on and seeing your home for what it is when it is for sale. Leave the property when buyers come to look at your home and allow your realtor to handle the showing. Lingering sellers can cause potential buyers to feel uncomfortable and may interfere with their perception of the property, and observing any negative reactions that buyers may have will only make the process of letting go more difficult for the seller.
When you are preparing to pack your belongings, take photos of your favorite spots in your home to preserve memories. Focus on your next step and new opportunities that selling your current home will provide you. Even if moving is not your preference at the time, focusing on the highlights of your new neighborhood will start the excitement about the transition.
Contact the Sibbach Team to schedule a listing appointment and staging consultaion. 480-500-1738