Your home is likely the largest investment in your entire life. Selling a home that you’ve lived in for a long time, raised a family in, or inherited from a prior generation can generate many emotions. However, in order to make the best financial decision for your situation it’s important to try and set these emotions aside when you decide to sell your Boston-area home.
An emotional sale can often lead to increased stress, volatility, and risk to a smooth and seamless transaction. Me and a member of my team at Candor Realty Greater Boston can help you by providing an objective third party evaluation of the value of your home and lay out the numbers of a direct sale to us or listing it on the market to achieve top dollar.
Read on as we explore four tips for taking the emotion out of the sale of your Boston-area property.
Run Your Numbers
Doing the math to estimate your selling costs, any loan payoff, and ultimately figuring out how much you will take home from the sale can help reduce the emotions of the sale. Looking at recently sold and comparable properties can also help you determine a realistic value of your home. Candor Realty Greater Boston can help you run the numbers and estimate selling costs for several different selling options, which can vary widely. Then you can compare your options for yourself and make the best decision for your situation.
Reasons For Selling
Staying grounded in the reason you have decided to sell your Boston-area now can help reduce the emotions of the sale too. Whether you are selling your home to solve a financial or personal issue, or moving closer to your children, grandchildren, or other family members these are really positive events. Focusing on the positive aspects of why you are selling can help ensure a smooth transaction where everybody walks way feeling good.
Mark the Event
One way to take the emotion out of the sale of your Boston property is to face your feelings head-on. Revisit your fond memories of the home and reflect on how the house has served you over the years. Speaking openly with others or even writing about what you loved about living here can go a long way towards helping you let go of emotions during the negotiations. You could even host a house-cooling party, where you and your neighbors and friends can celebrate your good times together in the home and say goodbye to the house. If you’re moving away, this provides a sense of closure for those you will be leaving behind.
Candor Realty Greater Boston
Our team at Candor Realty Greater Boston specializes in helping home owners evaluate their selling options. We can advise on a direct sale cash offer, off market listing to our extensive buyers list, or a fully marketed professional on market listing. Understanding all of these options requires a specific expertise that your traditional Boston-area won’t have. Reach out to us to understand how we can help, we are not your traditional real estate agents! Contact Candor Realty Greater Boston at 617-804-1450 today!