There are more barriers to selling your house then the market. Our own emotional attachments to our homes can make selling them hard. If you have mixed feelings about selling your home, and then donít put your full effort into selling your home when the time comes your home will languish on the market. The longer your home sits on the market, the harder it will be to sell both financially and emotionally. To help, The Team Edge has made a list of tips to help make selling your home easier.
Your level of Emotional Attachment
Your emotional attachment to your home is dependent on a number of factors. How long youíve lived there, whether youíre used to moving a lot, and whether youíre a more or less sentimental person all affect your emotional attachment to your home. If youíre used to moving and donít get easily sentimentally attached to objects then moving will be easy for you. However, if youíre like me and have lived in one home your whole life, and become easily sentimentally attached to things, then selling your home might feel like a nightmare to you. Donít worry though, there are ways to help you cope with the process and have tips to make selling your home easier on you.
1. Pack Away Personal Items
The first step to make selling your home easier is to pack away all of the items that are emotional anchors to the house. Memories and emotions are complicated things. You might not have thought about a particular moment for years, but then a touch, sight, sound, smell, or taste brings you back to that time so hard it hurts. One of the reasons your emotions are so strongly tied to your house is because itís full of other objects that have emotional weight. Packing them away might be difficult at first, but will make the whole process easier. Without your sentimental items around, the house begins to feel like an impersonal space.
2. Change The House
Once youíve packed your personal items away, the next step to make selling your home easier is to decoupling the house from you is to change it, and quickly. If youíve ever gone away to college and come back for winter break to find that your parents had remodeled a room, you know how jarring an experience it can be. The uncanny feeling of the familiar being wrong, or different, is the stuff of nightmares. If you change your house, by painting the walls, or changing the flooring, it will feel different and break your emotional attachment. However, we adapt quickly. It doesnít take us long to get used to new surroundings and start thinking of them like home. So you need to remodel and sell the home fast. Having contractors doing the remodeling process will also prevent you from becoming attached to your work, if youíre the kind of person who takes pride in their work and develops fond memories from it.
3. Think of it as ďa houseĒ not ďMy HomeĒ
Now that youíve removed your personal items, and changed the interior, stop thinking of the house as ďMy HomeĒ and think of it as ďa houseĒ, a product, an investment. Remember your house is an inanimate object, it has no feelings for you, itís just wood, and plaster. Youíre moving on with your life and going to bigger and greater things. Whether itís a new job, to be closer to your family, or a retirement home down south you have somewhere else to be and you need to sell this house so you can afford a new home.
4. Use The Team Edge
The best way to make sure you donít get regret trying to sell your home is to sell fast. The Team Edge buys homes fast, at a fair price, and with no hassle. And if you canít afford to do repair work or cleanup The Team Edge will buy a house in almost any condition, so you can move on with your life.
At The Team Edge, weíre dedicated to providing you with the best possible home-selling experience in the fine state of Maryland. Call our 24/7 hotline today at 443-840-7100 or fill out our quick and easy online application to get started on selling your Baltimore property immediately. No matter how your property looks, The Team Edge is here with a fair price and fast service.
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