Emotion vs. Reason in Real Estate
If you are selling a home, real estate agents will usually refer to it as a “house or property.” If you are buying a house, agents will often refer to it as a “home.” Why?
Because when you are buying a home, it is more than just a purchase. It is where you go home after a hard day on the job. It is where you lovingly watch your kids grow. It is where you watch the Super Bowl, barbecue in the back yard with your neighbors or have a birthday party. Do you remember your childhood home? Think of all the memories.
You aren’t buying a space to eat and sleep. You’re moving into your private safe haven. A place you can call home for years.
Someday, you will sell that house, and when you do – it becomes someone else’s home. If you’re still thinking of it as your home, selling is more difficult.
How do you let go?
It is very difficult, but necessary. To sell your home effectively, you need to make rational decisions. You need to let go of all the little touches you’ve added to the property and not be connected emotionally. Most home improvements don’t add as much value as you might think — they might not have as much appeal to a potential buyer as they do to you.
The buyer is looking at your house and imagining it as his or her home. You need to help them! So take your photos off the wall. Remove the sports trophies from the fireplace mantle. Clean the junk out of those drawers in the kitchen. Remove whatever you may have accumulated in your garage or attic. If you want to keep it, put it in storage and pick it up when you move.
Sell a house. Help someone else find a home because YOU may be looking at a HOUSE to call HOME. So remember if you are buying or selling, there are TWO sides and keep emotions and logic in check.
To help you with all your needs, The Craig Carver Group understands all aspects of buying and selling.
Call 281-482-9444 .