Selling your Michigan home? To most people in the process, your home is just a commodity. For real estate agents, it’s a product that can make them some money, part of their inventory. For buyers, it’s a shiny new purchase that fulfills a need or want.
For YOU, though, it’s probably something more.
It’s your home — the place you’ve lived through milestones and where you’ve made lifelong memories with family and friends. When you look around, you may remember holiday celebrations, bringing home a new baby, watching your child come down the stairs in their graduation cap and gown, and so on.
That’s why selling a home can be so emotionally taxing. It’s difficult to leave the physical space of those memories behind.
At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve helped a lot of people sell their homes in Metro Detroit, and we completely understand and respect the challenging and confusing emotions that are sometimes involved. Processing these emotions is an important part of selling your home.
So, here are some tips for emotionally preparing to move on:
It’s been said that “home is where the heart is.” Selling the property doesn’t mean you’re going to lose all the wonderful memories made in that house. The memories are special because of the people, not the place.
Focus on the Positives
When one door closes, another one opens. What opportunities is selling your home going to provide? What good things are going to come from selling? Focus on the positives as much as possible.
Work with People You Can Trust
Whether you’re working with a real estate agent or a professional home buyer (like us at Mitten Made Properties), make sure you feel good about your relationship with them and that they’re not trying to hurry you along. Your agent or buyer should respect the emotional aspects of the sale.
Keep Things You Love
You might be moving on from your home. But that doesn’t mean you are losing everything inside! Try focusing on all the things you will keep and the memories you can attach to those objects. You can’t take it all with you, but that quilt Grandma made for you is definitely coming along!
We hope that helps!
And remember, Mitten Made Properties aims to make the home selling process as simple and stress-free as possible. If you want to skip the traditional real estate agent – and all the headaches and out-of-pocket costs and hassle that come with showings, repairs, etc. – give us a call at (248) 883-3340 and we’ll make you a no-obligation cash offer on your Southeast Michigan home.