How To Emotionally Detach From Your Home

Real Estate Agent with Vision Realty Partners 291680

Staging Before & After Living Room


I have found in 10 years as a Real Estate Agent that we all have a personal attachment to our home. Even if you think that is not you, just wait until the negotiations begin on repairs or there is a negative comment regarding your wallpaper and see how fast your emotions come into play.

As a homeowner you can’t help but see the value in every improvement and every dollar spent to maintain the property. At times it may feel as though a prospective buyer is literally reaching their hand into your wallet.

One process that I have found effective in detaching from your home is going through the STAGING process. I do a consultation, walking through each area and gently explain things that should be packed up, moved, cleaned, painted or repaired. Then together we make a realistic plan of what can be done and the priority for these items.

I have had sellers tell me later that this process of removing themselves by packing up personal collections, photos and clutter helps them start to see the home as a commodity. This is as much a mental and emotional exercise as it is preparing the home for the market.

By “un-decorating” and preparing the STAGE of the home for the viewing of prospective buyers, the seller actually begins to see the property change from… THEIR HOME…to a HOUSE…to a COMMODITY that can be sold at a price.

When I list a home, the STAGING is part of my service. I do a consult with my seller and then a priority list.  Many times accessories and artwork or even furniture items are needed. This is something I can usually provide from my inventory.

An empty home is not a problem at all. I started Barbara Webb Home Staging & Design four years ago and decided then to do it right. I have an inventory of furnishings, accessories and art at my disposal. When I list your home all my tricks of the trade are at your disposal too.

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Contact me at 615-293-9094 to get started STAGING your home for the market today!

Let’s team together to achieve the highest value for your property on the real estate market.

I look forward to assisting you!

Barbara Webb

Vision Realty Partners
615 293-9094 cell
615 378-9009 office
1550 N Mt Juliet Rd, suite 107
Mt Juliet, TN 37122

Comments (2)

Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Barbara, good reminder about marketing your home!!  Staging does help to remove the "emotional" aspect of selling, and helps share a "theme" to the home buyers!!  One that will capture their attention to generate offers!!

Mar 12, 2014 05:00 AM
Barbara Webb
Vision Realty Partners - Mount Juliet, TN
Professionalism in Real Estate & Staging

Dan, thanks for reading and responding to my blog post. Best wishes to you for a wonderful year in Real Estate.

Mar 13, 2014 02:53 AM