Let’s face it. Selling your home is as much an emotional decision as it is a practical one.
Sure, in some ways, a property is a “product”. You want to sell that product quickly and for the best price, so you can buy your next dream home.
A home, however, is also a place filled with memories and emotional attachments. You’ll think of the rec room where the kids’ birthday parties were held; the dining room where you had countless family dinners; and the backyard deck where many afternoons were spent enjoying the sunshine.
That’s why managing the emotional side of selling your home is so important. Here are some tips:
- Have your kids draw pictures of the fun they’ll have in their new home.
- Remind your kids that they’ll be able to stay in touch with their old friends, while making new ones.
- Visit the areas where you’d like to find your next home. Walk around. Get a sense of what it’s going to be like to live there.
- Consider taking a keepsake with you from your old home to help ease the transition.