Putting Closure On Your Move

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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Goodbye

Everyone knows that moving from one home to another takes a lot of time, planning, and emotion. You work hard getting the house ready to show and sell, and then even harder sorting and packing.

You have friends and neighbors; you may not see after you move. Take time to say your farewells to them.  Also, take some time to say goodbye to your house.

The home you are leaving is part of you no matter whether you’ve spent five months or 50 years living there. Each room holds memories of people and events, happy times, and not-so-good times. Just as you need to say goodbye to people so you can move on to the next phase in your life, so you need to say goodbye to the home that has sheltered you.

Take a few minutes in each room, think about the things that happened there, acknowledge them, cry or laugh if that’s what you feel, and say your farewell. You might want to do it alone.

 

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And you might want to do it with other family members. Kids need to do this. One family told me about the goodbye party they had in each room.

It’s a way to achieve emotional closure. You invested more than just money in your home; you invested yourself. Give yourself time to say goodbye. You’ll feel better and move on with comfort.

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James Dray
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Morning Margaret.

Any home that we have owned is (for me), just a roof over my head. I work on where I'll be when I take my last breath. That will be my forever home

Feb 05, 2020 01:06 AM #1
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Joseph Doohan
Joseph Doohan - Las Vegas, NV
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I found these tips really helpful and will certainly be sharing these with my clients. I hope you have a great day ahead.

Feb 05, 2020 01:36 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland with every move that I've made, it was an emotional situation.... tears did flow and it was sad when we moved into a home we built....the older neighborhood was very special and I moved back now!!!  many of the same people are here and it's even nicer now.... I love where I live.... it's become a "cop" 'hood" and they actually block off the streets and have tables set up in the street right in front of my home.... I love it.... we mingle with about 60 people and it's growning now.... my family members are all there too.... they grew up here during their young years... sorry for the ramble!!!!

Feb 05, 2020 03:35 AM #3
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Margaret. While I have wonderful memories of past homes, I am always excited to move on! Enjoy your day!

Feb 05, 2020 03:56 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Margaret - there's a reason why selling/buying a home and a move of any kind can be one of the most stressful things one does in life.  Imagine those situations when one does it after fifty or so years...   Maybe it's just 50 months.  Either way, the helpful hints and preparation you suggest are good in either situation.  

Feb 05, 2020 06:23 AM #5
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James Dray  I have sellers say the same thing but are surprised by their reaction. You, my friend, have just inspired my next post.

Feb 05, 2020 03:14 PM #6
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Joseph Doohan 

Glad you found this helpful and I would love to hear how your clients react to this suggestion.

Feb 05, 2020 03:20 PM #7
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Barbara Todaro I love your ramble! Thanks for sharing how much you love where you have lived and where you are living now.  Continue to enjoy your home and your neighborhood!

Feb 05, 2020 03:22 PM #8
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Wayne Martin 

I'm curious, how many times have you moved?

Feb 05, 2020 03:23 PM #9
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Michael Jacobs 

Thanks so much for your comment. The stress of moving, for many people, is huge.  I just make the suggestions and many of my clients do-follow.

Feb 05, 2020 03:27 PM #10
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