1. Shift Your Thinking

Whether you’ve lived in your home for one year or sixty, your house has been one of the places where many special events and fond memories have occurred. Big things like bringing home babies, celebrating holidays with family, and many traditions. That’s why the transition of letting go of a home can be difficult, but it is also an important step in successfully moving on.

We suggest actively saying goodbye to your home before the realtors come and want to make changes necessary to put your home on the market. Take photos of special places in your home, like the doorway where you marked your kids’ growth each year. Reminisce with friends and family about all the good times that you’ve shared here. As you do this, commit your memories to your heart and let go. Start this as early as you can.

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2. Don’t Take Things Personally

When you decide to put your home on the market, everyone will have an opinion about your house and may suggest a number of changes you might not agree with. First, the realtors will give you a to-do list from fixing the broken faucet to removing the carpet and painting the walls colors that you might not choose to live with. The buyers will follow next with their critique about your deck, the bathroom tile, and how big or small the closets are.

Please remember that it is your realtor’s job to sell your home for the best possible price. To do so, your home must be as neutral as possible if it is going to appeal to the widest audience. The feedback potential buyers provide to you and your realtor is valuable information about the market. Take it seriously, not personally.

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3. Trust the Professionals

Surround yourself with the best people you can to help you sell your home and then listen to their advice. Remember that this is their full-time job and they are experts at what they do. They might advise you to spend money on your home in order to sell it – this might seem counter intuitive, but they know what’s necessary to attract serious buyers. One of our busiest realtors recently said, “the houses that are flying off the market right now are the ones that are pristine.” Think pristine.

4. Focus on the Big Picture

Think ahead and focus on your next step. Now that your home is on the market, it’s helpful to think of yourself as just a visitor. Start to think about your new home and your new lifestyle. Start to decorate your new home, even if you haven’t moved in yet. Do some floor planning and chose which items you will bring with you. Start referring to it as your home and not your “new home.” Remember the reasons for your move and look forward to all the wonderful things that this change will bring to your life.

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