Getting your home ready to sell can be hard work, and I don’t just mean the physical labour that goes into the cleaning and de-cluttering. There is also the emotional work as well. For many of us, our home is one of the biggest investments we will ever make. And that investment is not just in dollars and cents. The time we spend, the memories made in the rooms that make up our house make it so much more than just walls, windows, flooring and a roof. They are what make the wood and plaster into our home. However, while the little marks on the doorway that mark the growth of your children may be reminders of precious moments to you, when selling your home, you don’t want the prospective buyer to be reminded that they are in someone else’s home, you want them to instead be imagining themselves in the house instead.
When you have decided to put your home up for sale, the first thing you need to do is to disassociate yourself from it. You can no longer think of the building you want to sell as your home, but as a house – a piece of property to be sold, just like a product on a grocery store shelf. The first thing you need to do is to make the mental decision to “let go” of your emotions and focus on the fact that soon this house will no longer be yours. Say goodbye to every room and help yourself move away from the house by picturing yourself handing over the keys for this property to the new owners.