Find out as much as possible about where you are going to make new memories and leave ‘the house’ behind.
Companies that Buy Houses – Fort Worth TX: The worst mistake made by homeowners wishing to sell is placing too high of a price on the home. High price is the number one sale killer in real estate today. Sellers must realize that nearly every neighborhood in the US has at least one, and usually many more, houses on the market. Giving your house a price above what the market will bear is a definite mistake.
If you are just selling to move to a different home out of convenience, or perhaps just the desire to change where you live, you may be able to wait it out and see if someone likes your house enough to pay a premium price for it. If not, the price must be lower. It should be a bit lower, in fact, than even the current market value.
Quick sales are not too hard to make, but you must remove your emotions completely from the process. Emotional attachment is the reason that most people list their homes at too high a price. They see their home as a real gem. You must be objective and see the house as a house, not a home. That’s the first step toward removing your emotions from the sale.
This is a common technique used by those who have been involved in real estate for some time. They realize that when a buyer is looking, they can refer to the houses they see as ‘homes’ to help sell the buyer on the emotional trigger. Sellers are often told by real estate professionals that their home for sale is a ‘house.’ That removes some of the sting from the sale process.
“You must be objective and see the house as a house, not a home. That’s the first step toward removing your emotions from the sale.”
A person’s home is where they find their comfort in life. Your home is where you lay your head down at night to rest and where your loved ones reside with you. The marks on the kitchen doorway you made as your child grew give the home its character. The special rocks in the garden that you collected from the river trip you made as a family remind you of a much cherished memory. It’s your home.
When the need to sell arises through some kind of negative experience or even perhaps a move you’re looking forward to it will be hard enough to leave your home. Do what you can to look forward to your new digs. Find out as much as possible about where you are going to make new memories and leave ‘the house’ behind.
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