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The Emotions of Selling and Moving

You want to sell your home.  You're trying to look at it as strictly a business transaction.  Your home is a product and you want to be able to sell it quickly and for the best price possible.  It is, however, a place filled with many memories and emotional attachments.  You need to be sure you are handling the emotional side of selling your home for you and your family.

Consider having your kids draw pictures of all the fun they will have in their new home.  Make sure your kids know their current friends can visit and they can visit them.  Remind them that they'll make lots of new friends.  Walk around the neighborhood where you want to live and get a sense of what it will be like to live there.  Explore and find all the great things about the area.  Perhaps you want to take a keepsake from your last home to ease the transition, such as that board by the basement doorway where you recorded the yearly height measurements of your kids over the last several years. 

Regardless of the business at hand, selling is emotional.  Find all the good in the new home and neighborhood and build your new future by incorporating some great memories and embracing where you've been.  Thanks for reading!

By Patrick Murray