Are you emotionally ready to sell your apartment?

Our homes are bursting with memories, from those special occasions surrounded by your friends and family, Christmas morning seeing those little faces light up with delight to those moments when a cuddle was well in order.  But did you know you could be causing yourself more heartache if you’re not emotionally ready to sell yet?

Your home is your biggest asset and whether you need more space, you’re selling to move onto pastures new or you need to downsize, your first question shouldn’t be ‘how much is my apartment worth’ or ‘how soon can you sell it?’ You must first ask yourself ‘Am I in the right mind set?’ Not being ready to sell could cause you to have an uphill struggle from the beginning.

Before you list your property you need to emotionally detach yourself and begin to transfer that powerful connection onto your next home.  This quote from American poet O.W. Holmes Sr. describes this perfectly: 'Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.'

How do I emotionally detach myself?

1.     Be Confident

It’s not unusual to form a deep bond with your home, we all do it! Ask yourself, how do you feel about selling your home? Whatever your situation, make sure you have support from your friends and family but also make sure you choose your estate agent wisely.

2.     Acknowledge

We all know that moving and selling your home can be one of the most stressful situations you will experience throughout your life, so don’t forget that this is going to be an emotional roller coaster. If you have lived in the same home for many years it’s going to be even harder. By acknowledging this it will give you a clearer outlook on future decisions that need to be made and hopefully relieve excess stress too.  Having the right estate agent on your side can also help your move to be less stressful.

3.     Disassociate

Break free from the thought your property as your ‘home’ and start to see it as a house for sale. It is how a house seeking a new owner to call it a home, now is the time to start thinking of your next adventure. Get into your buyers’ mind-set - how can you make your buyers see themselves living in your apartment?

At The Apartment Company we are sensitive to the needs of all vendors and understand that preparing yourself to sell is often not an easy one.  We are here to support you through this transition at a pace that is comfortable for you.  If you decide to sell your home prior to being ready you can unconsciously make decisions that will hinder the sale rather than taking steps to attract potential buyers.  If you’re struggle to make the decision that is right for you, start viewing properties online, seeing your potential future can often get you excited and more reassured about saying goodbye to your past.

It’s important to remember that the way you live in your home, and how you prepare your apartment to put on the Bath property market are two very different things. We can advise you on the best ways to present your home for sale.  At The Apartment Company we often see that those properties that are perfectly presented and attract a greater number of viewings, sell at a higher price and can sell quickly.  But regardless of the speed of your sale, if you sell through The Apartment Company you are never alone.

Getting yourself emotionally ready for sale maybe a tricky one, but we will ensure that your journey through to completion will be managed correctly and cause you as little stress as possible.  Moving with The Apartment Company is a pleasurable experience where you feel supported by a team that genuinely care.