Our homes are an extension of who we are. They hold a plethora of memories that we cherish and look back on fondly. When it comes time to move and sell our homes, we can get hit with a wave of conflicting emotions that can be hard to manage.
Here are three ways to keep your emotions in check while selling your home to have a successful and smooth transition from seller to buyer.
Put Yourself in the Buyer’s Shoes
As the homeowner, you walk around and see everything that holds sentimental value to you, but a buyer does not see that. That stain on the carpet from when grandpa sat on a ketchup packet in 2010 is not a funny fond memory to a buyer, to a buyer that is just a stain that needs to be removed by a professional cleaner. Before selling your home, walk around in a buyer’s shoes and look for clutter, stained carpets, chipped paint, faulty electrical work, and get those things fixed. Making simple investments in your home’s overall aesthetic and functionality will increase its value.
Focus on Your Next Chapter
It is easy to get caught up in small things like finding the perfect buyer when selling your home. We hope they will love our space as much as we did, but sometimes the person purchasing our old house does not fit our vision or has major plans to change things around. It would help if you focused on your next chapter and your new home in a case like this. How are you going to decorate it? Throw yourself into planning out your new space, and over time, you will become just as attached to your new home as you were to your old one.
Choose the Right Selling Strategy for You
There are many options when it comes to selling your home. You could go through a real estate agent, for sale by owner or sell directly to a buyer. A good real estate agent will walk you through every step of the process, and you won’t have to do your own marketing, photography, or schedule showings and drown in paperwork. You can still stay involved in the process without doing all the legwork, so you have more time to focus on your next chapter.
Whether you’re saying goodbye to your childhood home or simply upgrading to a bigger space, selling your house can come with a lot of emotional baggage. The best way to make the process as quick and painless as possible is to have a qualified real estate company take the reins. Smith & Co Auction & Realty takes the time to understand your needs and desires. Call Ira at (580)334-6001 to start the process of selling your home and begin writing the next chapter of your story.