5 Assumptions About Their Homes Most Sellers Must Overcome.
I thought the article in Newsday today, “Shrink Your Expectations” contained some of the best advice for home sellers I’ve read. No matter the reason, “downsizing from a home you’ve owned for 35 years – and leaving the home where you raised your family” or “economic reasons mean that you need to sell – leaving behind all the dreams and expectations you had when you first moved in.” Whatever the reason – even if your move is to bigger and better – there’s always an emotional connection to the home being sold that must end – and then move on to establish new connections – maybe different, but just as meaningful – with your new living arrangements. That sounds very “psychological” – but I’ll leave that to my husband (a psychologist) to explain! I can only relate that I’ve seen this with almost every family I’ve worked with for over 26 years.
That’s why I thought this article was so thoughtful in the advice given. When you sell your home – you have to “step away” and try to be as objective about your home as possible. Rather than “preaching” to the reader – the author gives a reasonable explanation for each point presented.
If you’re selling your home – or thinking of selling your home then read “Shrink Your Expectations” by Kristin Taveira in Newsday, March 16, 2012.
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