The emotions of selling a home
Author: RSRE   March 10, 2019

Selling your home is an emotional time. After all, it is the place you’ve made many memories and has been your safe haven for years. Not all of the emotions you feel are bad, but just be aware that they are normal. Letting go of a part of yourself and your family is something that is emotional for everyone. It is important that you don’t let your emotions get in the way of selling your house when the time comes.

The emotions of selling a home:

  1. Excitement
  2. Disappointment
  3. Joy
  4. Sadness
  5. Happiness


Yay! You’ve decided to sell your home. This is an exciting first step. You’ve picked an agent to represent you as you look ahead to a new chapter. You may be moving for a number of reasons but looking for a new place to call home is an exciting time.


Your home has been on the market for a few weeks and you aren’t receiving the foot traffic that you thought or the offers are lower than you hoped. No matter the reason, it’s cause for disappointment. Things never go as we planned but that doesn’t mean you should give up hope. The person or family who is looking for a home like yours is out there somewhere. Sometimes things just take time.


An offer finally came in that you are happy with! WOOHOO! You’ve been waiting and it finally happened. You are one step closer to moving to your next dream home. The excitement is building but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done.


Oh no! It’s time to say goodbye. You thought you were ready, but the thought of not coming home to the place you’ve known for years is starting to set in. The memories and laughter that this place gave you was something you will cherish forever. Don’t stay sad too long! There is still a lot of excitement ahead of you! It’s time to make new memories.


It’s time to settle in your new home! We know you are excited. You’ve been through an emotional rollercoaster the past several weeks but now it is time to relax. Your new home is full of new adventures, laughs, and memories that will carry you throughout life. It’s okay to reminisce but don’t forget to enjoy the moment you are in now.

If you are ready to put your home up for sale and schedule your first open house, be sure to contact us today! We are here to make your transition as seamless as possible. When you work with an experienced realtor you are getting assistance that will help save you time and money in the long run.