Sellers Sell Houses ~ Buyers Buy Homes ~ Key Important Concept

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Sellers Sell Houses ~ Buyers Buy Homes ~ Key Important Concept


Why should Sellers Sell Houses and Buyers Buy Homes? It has to do with the emotional attachment associated with our homes.  The bonding. 

"MY home or OUR home" Those words can carry with them:

  • pride,
  • attachment,
  • prejudice (my home is better than the others on this street),
  • defense (don't say anything about the color of MY home),
  • longevity of ownership,
  • future expectations,
  • plans,
  • memories,
  • subjectivity,
  • closeness,
  • sanctuary,
  • shelter,nd the list can go on and on. 

BUT when it's time to sell your home, you need to think of it as a house.  Try your best to distance yourself from the emotions associated with your home so that you can be a more objective seller.  You need to be objective because at the time of placing it on the market, your home has become a house on the market in competition for buyers.  You need to be thinking in terms of what will it take to sell your house so you can move on with my life plans. Subjective emotions, feelings, memories, etc cannot be sold.  Comps determine the appraisal value of your home.  It's time to UN-BOND from your home and make it into a house.  You are moving on to a different house and will make it into a home. It's time to sell your house and get a new home.


Buyers that plan to live in the house they are buying, are usually looking for a home.  They often KNOW when they first enter a house that it's going to be their new home.  A place that they can make it their own, take pride in it, make memories in it... it will be their new sanctuary.  They are ready to measure rooms to see if their furniture will fit or do they need to go furniture shopping too.  Buyers are planning changes sometimes to make it into the PERFECT home for them.


Given, that this is not true, every time.  There are some really objective buyers that look at houses as investments to live in and if they do got get the house at the price they want to pay, they more easily move on to the next one with no remorse at having missed it. Outright landlord investors also fall into this group. 


That said, please do not let it deter you as a Seller to get objective about selling your HOUSE.  It still is the BEST way to go about accomplishing your goal of getting the best price for it in the least amount of time.  Think in terms of:  I want to sell my house.  I want Buyers to buy my house as their new home.

Comments (4)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

It is so important to detach from your home when you put it on the market! Great post! 

Mar 13, 2018 05:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Judi.  Wise words for both buyers and sellers.  It is important to not take things personally with any real estate transaction.

Mar 13, 2018 05:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett ,

I always have a heart to heart talk with my sellers. Its all about packaging a product to sell to consumers! The emotion needs to be removed and showcase your home in its very best light!

Mar 13, 2018 05:27 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning An Idabel OK Broker ~ Judi K Barrett 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day. 

Mar 13, 2018 05:51 AM