I think it safe to say that all people take listing their home very personally. Often as Realtors, our most difficult job is trying to work past the emotional side of selling your home. Even the most savy business people end up losing perspective and their temper when it comes to their home -Because it is your HOME. It’s not just a building with bricks and windows, it’s the place you celebrated your little victories, and brought your new baby home to, and the place that your memories all center around, whether they are good or maybe a little sad. Our homes are our “stories”. Listing your home for sale is the end to one chapter and that is extremely difficult for most people. As a Realtor, helping someone prepare their home for sale can be really tricky in navigating this sensitive area, even if moving is an exciting new adventure.
Getting your house ready for sale, negotiating a deal, helping you through the paperwork and all the confusion while keeping perspective along the way is a sometimes a daunting task, but it is also very rewarding. Make sure you understand and trust the Realtor you chose to work with, and ask questions! Understand what they offer, what services they will provide and how they will be available to you. It’s important to choose someone who suits your needs, has a style and ethics that you require, and values the same results that you do. Don’t choose someone based on their rate, or what office they work for, but rather on whether the Realtor can truly stand beside you and help you get the results you need to enter your next chapter. It is "personal" – make sure you find a Realtor who takes it personal too.