Tips to take the focus off of you when selling your home

Selling your home isn’t easy, especially if you have lived in your home for a number of years or even decades. Your house isn’t just a bunch of walls and a roof – it’s a place jammed with memories of all the laughs, cries and love experienced with family. Your home is a part of you, and selling it can often cause you to reflect on yourself and your family. When selling your home though, it’s important to detach yourself from the personal connection to your house and focus on the buyer. New home owners won’t have the same emotional connection to your property that you have, and focusing on yourself during the home showing wont help the sale. Here are some tips you can use to refocus, so you can find a buyer for your home.

Remove clutter and junk

Getting rid of all of the clutter from your home is a great way to come to terms that your house is no longer about you. It is also a great way to purge unessesary items that you may not need in your new location. Additionally, cleaning clutter and decor that is no longer needed allows you to fully show your house and can make spaces appear larger, which will create more interest and potentially turn into a higher asking price.

Hide personal items from every room

Before you show your home to potential buyers, you should go through every room of the house and collect your personal items. Potential buyers want to envision living in the new space with their own personal items. The stronger an emotional connection someone feels to your space, the more likely that person is to put an offer to buy the house. Having your personal items in view will make it more difficult for them to imagine what it would be like to live in your house, and this will slow the sale process. Use neutral decor for showings, and keep personal items boxed up and out of sight.

Planning for your future

You want to make the selling process about the buyer rather than yourself and it is important to keep your eye on the future. Make plans for your future and look towards the future with new goals in mind is a way to keep you focused on getting home ready to sell and listed on the market. Having plans for your family's post-move future, you are less likely to feel overwhelmed – and this will keep the sales process moving foward.

Selling a home is an emotional experience, and by focusing on your buyer and your future, you can ensure a hassle-free sale and be one step closer to enjoying your new home. If you think you are ready to sell, contact me today for a no hassle no obligation introduction to see how I can help you during this stressfull time.

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