5 Things All Home Sellers Understand

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives

Whether this will be your first time selling a home or your tenth, the home selling process can be a challenge. You want to sell quickly and for the most money, so you will be doing absolutely everything you can to spruce up your home and make it as inviting as possible. But not every experience during the home sale is a struggle. Here are the moments home sellers know too well.

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1. The Nostalgia Sellers Feel While Packing

While you’re going through closets and pulling your personal photos off the walls, you may experience some nostalgia. You can vividly remember the day you bought the house. You remember all the guests that have visited. You even remember the stains that you’ve spent time scrubbing out of the carpet. You have made memories in this home. But don’t forget about all of the new memories you will make in your new home. Whether you’re relocating, upsizing, or downsizing, you will have the opportunity to start fresh.

2. Having To Rush Out The Door For Showings

One of the hardest parts about selling your home is being prepared to leave at any time for showings: during dinner, early in the morning, on weekends… Sometimes, you have just 5 minutes to drop what you’re doing and dart out the door. But when you hear that the buyer has made an offer, you know that all of your scrambling was worth it.

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3. The Home Buyers Who Nitpick Everything

It takes time to clean and eliminate clutter the home that you’ve lived in for a while. You remember the dust and dirt you found when you first moved furniture and packed up your closets. You even remember the hours it took to paint your rooms a neutral color. Your home looks brand new and ready for showings, so you can’t help but roll your eyes over the buyer who complains about that one thumb tack hole or the Winder streaks on the window.

4. The Awkwardness of Living In A Partially Empty Home

Everything echoes. It’s impeccably clean. Even the dust bunnies have moved on. With the pictures off the walls, the furniture put in storage, and the walls painted a neutral color, your home looks less like your own and more like a model.

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5. Feeling Bittersweet About Leaving Your Home

After all the home sale preparation, last-minute showings, and negotiations, it’s time to say goodbye to your old home and hello to the new one. Yes, there may be things that you will miss about your old home. But there will be also things you can’t wait to have in your new home.

 

Selling A Home Doesn’t Have to Be Stressful

We can help make your home sale a pleasant (and profitable) experience. As real estate experts, we offer a variety of helpful home selling resources, from a free home evaluation to low-cost home improvement ideas. When you’re ready to sell your home, call us.

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Belinda Spillman
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I love your list.  I don't think buyers think about all that sellers have to go through to get their home sold.

Oct 03, 2016 07:49 AM #1
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It helps Sellers to also know they aren't alone with these feelings.

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Karen Kruschka  Great post I enjoyed reading it ..so true

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The closest thing  felt about leaving a home was during a divorce, but i got over it quickly

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Karen, love your post. Excellent description of the inside feelings of the Seller, even though they had made a great deal and getting a new home, there is always that little corner of the heart that feels nostalgic! 

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JM Padron, CCIM It's a normal reaction for most people - I know personally

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