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The Trick of Emotional Detachment from a Home When Selling
Do more people than not get attached to their homes to the point where they suffer a sense of loss when it’s time to move on? It’s a question I’ve been pondering lately and one that once again I’m facing myself.
My home is on the market for the second time in two and a half years. Last time, I had a problem detaching from it, surprising enough. But do I this time? Not at all. This time I’m ready.
One of my oldest but most vivid memories about attachments people might develop to a home happened on the day my best buddy from college was getting married.
I had travelled to his hometown and we were in the home where he had grown up from the time of his birth. He had invited me there to spend the night after his bachelors’ party and to dress in our tuxedos prior to the ceremony. As we were headed out the front door, he hesitated and said, “Wait, I want to look at my room one last time. I guess I’ll never be going in there again.”
When we went back and peeked into the room, surprisingly, hunk of an ex-Marine that he ... more
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