Is Emotion Getting in the Way of Selling Your Staten Island Home?

Posted by Thomas Crimmins on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 9:00am.

The best way to approach the sale of your Staten Island home is to be completely emotionally detached and to handle the sale like any other business transaction. However, this can be difficult to do. A home holds a lot of memories and you will likely have a strong emotional connection to it. These feelings will make you highly biased, can cause you to ignore your home’s flaws and will skew your perception of what the home is worth. It can also make it difficult to make the move on a sale, even when you have a reasonable offer.

Put Away Personal Affects

When you are getting prepared to sell your home, pack up all of your family photographs and put away any personal mementos. Not only will this make the house more appealing when you are showing it to potential buyers, it will also help you to begin emotionally detaching from your home.

Be Critical of Your Home

When it comes to a home that you love, it can be difficult to assess its value realistically because you will be blind to its faults. Ask your real estate agent or a very honest friend to walk through your house with you and point out all of the faults and potential weaknesses that could affect the sale. Keep an open mind and try to put your emotions on the back burner to see the house as a potential buyer would see it.

Getting Excited About the Move

Instead of focusing on how sad it is that you are leaving your home, think about all the things that you have to look forward to at your new house. You can start researching the area that you are moving to and find out all of the great activities and attractions you can visit when you arrive.

These are just a few ways that you can keep emotion out of the equation when it comes to selling your Staten Island home. If you are looking for more real estate tips, feel free to call us at 718.370.3200. 

Tom Crimmins is the broker/owner of Tom Crimmins Realty. This St. John’s University graduate and native Staten Islander’s past careers include Assistant Dean of Students at SJU, NYPD Sergeant, Director of the Carnesseca-Sarachek Basketball Camp, and investor, speculator, and buy-fix-flip real estate expert. His real estate experience, which spans 30 years, is second-to-none.

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