Detaching from your home to make the deal

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The hardest part of selling your home can be detaching yourself and letting go. It’s understandably an emotional time; you’ve probably grown attached to home, you’ve made memories there, possibly even started a family before outgrowing it. It can be difficult to take a step back, but in order to get your home sold, it’s necessary.

Our team of realtors at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate understands how this can be easier said than done, so we’ve compiled a list of tips we recommend to sellers so they can detach and sell their home quickly and get the best deal for it.

Decide If You’re Ready
Before you list your home, take some time and think about if you’re really ready to let go. Choose an experienced listing agent and talk to them about it.They’ll have recommendations on how to let go, and can help you decide if you’re ready.

If you’re resistant to any suggestions from your realtor, now may not be the right time for you to sell. If you are committed to selling now, be open with your realtor and let them know that this is difficult for you, so they can help you through the process.

Think Of It As Your Property, Not Your Home
Once you list your home, do your best to think of it not as your family home, but as the property you are selling. Once the house has been listed it’s a product, and you should try and think of it as that. It can help to begin depersonalizing it, which you’ll need to do to stage it for open houses and showings. Get ahead of the game and get yourself into the right headspace by doing this early.

During the home staging process you may need to add paint or take away certain pieces of furniture. This will help your home sell, and it will also make the house feel more like your family home. It can be hard to make these changes, but they’ll help you and help the sale of your property.

Find a Better Realtor
Working with an experienced listing agent who knows the market and knows how to make the right choices to get your home sold is the first step to successfully selling your home. Trust that they have the right ideas and suggestions to get you the best price for your home, and they have your best interests in mind.

Connect with us at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate today. Our team of experienced real estate agents will get your house sold quickly, and will help you throughout the process. We understand how tough selling your family home can be, and we are here to help make it as easy as possible for you.