If you’ve lived in your home for a long time or have fallen deeply in love with the home that you’ve been living in, moving from that place can be very hard to do. Especially if you’ve raised a family there and will now be moving into an assisted living facility, leaving your home and selling it to someone else can sometimes be heartbreaking.
If you’re experiencing these types of feelings as you get ready to sell your home, here are three ways to help you emotionally prepare to sell your home and move.
Keep In Mind Why You’re Selling In The First Place
If you’re moving from the home that you’ve loved and lived in for a long time, there must be a good reason why you’re doing this. So as you’re packing and preparing for the move, try to focus your attention on the reasons why you’re making this move in the first place.
While you might not enjoy the reasons why you’re having to move, like you can’t handle the maintenance of the home anymore or you need a smaller and safer place, being reminded of these reasons can help you to come to terms with the fact that this home doesn’t work for you anymore even though you loved living there for years. This can make it easier for you to move onto a home that will better serve you.
Be Prepared For Negotiations
One of the hardest things about selling a home that you love is the process of negotiations as you prepare to sell.
When someone comes to your real estate agent wanting to negotiate about things, like wanting to pay less for various reasons, it can feel like an attack on you and your home. However, it’s very common for people to want to negotiate when buying a home. So if it will be easier on you, try not to be too involved in the negotiation process to save some of your feelings.
Try To Think About The House As A Product Rather Than Your Home
Changing your mindset and the way that you think about your home can make selling it much easier on you.
To do this, try to think about the house as a product rather than the home where so much of your life has happened. When you’re able to think about the house and property as a product that you’re trying to sell with the best possible deal for you, you may be able to emotionally distance yourself enough from the home that the selling process stings a bit less.
If you need some time to become emotionally prepared to sell your home, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you in getting to this point.