Selling an Ocean Pines Home You love!

breaking up is hard to do

Let’s face it, selling your Ocean Pines home can be an emotionally difficult process to go through – especially if you have lived in the home for a long time. When you make a house your home, it holds many of your memories and it becomes a part of your identity.

How can you sell the house in which you spent vacation days at the beach, where you held crab feasts that you and your family enjoyed together? You will go through a period of transition when moving from a house, which can be mentally and emotionally tiring.

Start By Singing a Few Songs and Emotionally Detach!

Should I Stay or Should I Go SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO??? It might be hard to sell your Ocean Pines home, but time marches on and eventually it is time to move to a different location or simply downsize or relocate to suit your changing family situation.

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO!  The problem with being too emotionally attached to your home is that it makes it difficult to sell. When you have a sentimental attachment to your home you will estimate its value as higher than it really is and you will have trouble accepting counter offers… which could mean that your home is on the market for a long time when it could possibly have been sold for a reasonable price.

Let It GO (1) LET IT GO … Understandably, breaking up is hard to do. But if the decision to sell is a serious one, and if you can’t let go of stuff, get a POD. Or make a peace offering and donate to charity. Letting go evokes a cleansing that allows something new to be explored. New beginnings are scary but often very rewarding when you think clearly.

Follow these 4 tips for emotionally detaching from your home so that it is easier to sell:

  1. STEP NUMBER ONE!  Remove Your Personal Items – Taking any of your personal items out of the house will make it a lot easier to sell because the buyer will be able to imagine a blank slate filled with their items instead. Also, it will make the process easier on you if you can remove your family photos, keepsakes and personal items – because it will make the house feel less like yours.
  2. Think About Your New Home – Whether or not you have already bought your next property, it’s time to start thinking about it as your new home. It will take some time, but you can transfer that emotional connection to the new place where you will live. Start to focus on all of the things that you are looking forward to about living in your new home.
  3. Preserve A Record Of Your Old Home – Take photos and even make a video tour of your old home before you move- so that you can always remember where you used to live.
  4. Get An Outside Opinion –Ask your real estate agent or a professional home stager to take a look at your home with unbiased eyes to let you know what you should change to help it sell faster. They might tell you to eliminate the jungle wallpaper in your son’s bedroom that you love – but they are probably correct in a way that you can’t see because your emotions cloud your judgement.

Start with step one to begin your journey of being able to emotionally detach from your Ocean Pines home.  This will make it so that it is easier to sell. For more info, contact me at or phone me 410.430.8755.

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If you’re looking to sell your home during the prime house-shopping season this spring, you need to complete STEP ONE!  Let me help whip your place into shape by suggesting areas of fixing problems and upgrading the eyesores. Because like it or not, your home has sustained some wear and tear over the years. Home staging is a wonderful way to help your home sell quickly!


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