Let’s face it; we’re all attached to our homes in some way. I love how cozy my bedroom upstairs is, especially when I can hear rain on the roof. I love the window in the living room that lets me watch the sunrise every morning. I love having shelves built in to the walls, and I love my big yard. It would probably be difficult for me to sell my home. But, if I ever decided to, I’d know that I’d have to start cutting those emotional ties.
Nothing will tank a potential sale faster than seller sabotage. Most of the time when this happens, it’s because sellers become too emotionally involved in the sale of their home- they overestimate its price based on their personal sentiment. Check out this post by Lisa Ross at Tour Wizard for emotional mistakes to avoid when trying to sell:
-Being too emotionally attached to the property- Make sure you are actually ready to sell at all before you list.
-Taking the matter too personally- Do not take lower offers as an offense. Instead, negotiate calmly and highlight your home’s strong points.
-Asking for exaggerated prices and unrealistic negotiation- consult your real estate agent and let your pride take a back seat.