9 Common Feelings You May Experience When Selling

If you’re selling your home, expect to go through these nine emotions.

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When selling their home, many people feel as though they’re on an emotional rollercoaster. They may experience a lot of joy and excitement, but will probably also encounter feelings of stress and anxiety. Thankfully, this is all normal. Having the right agent by your side can help to minimize any emotional “lows” you might run into during your home sale.

With all of that said, here are nine of the most common feelings people tend to experience when selling: 

1.Excitement. When sellers finally make the decision to put their home on the market, they usually feel a rush of excitement for the new chapter that lies ahead of them.

2.Anxiety. Once the initial excitement has subsided, nerves tend to set in. Sellers may begin having second thoughts or may worry that their sale will ultimately be unsuccessful.

3. Delight. The initial anxiety sellers usually feel after making the decision to sell will often disappear once the home has been prepared for the market. Feelings of anxiety are replaced by elation as the seller regains confidence in their capacity to succeed.

4. Disappointment. When emotions run high, they tend to swing back down to a low point eventually. After putting their home on the market, sellers may find that their initial expectations were a bit too lofty, which can leave them feeling dejected.

5. Elation. Once their property goes under contract with a buyer, sellers will usually feel, once again, on top of the world.

6. Worry. The elation sellers experience after their house goes under contract won’t last forever. As they begin to realize the many things that could go wrong, sellers can easily find themselves feeling apprehensive about what may happen next.

7. Relief. Assuming the inspection report comes back (mostly) clean and the appraisal goes through, sellers can stop holding their breath and begin to feel more confident about the transaction.

8. Sadness. Even after all the pieces have fallen into place and the deal is about to close, sellers might not be in the mood to celebrate. After all, leaving one’s home behind can bring about a lot of mixed emotions.

9. Joy. Despite all the ups and downs a seller will have gone through by the end of the deal, the end result will be well worth it. Once they’ve walked away from the closing table, sellers can walk away knowing that the next phase of their life awaits.

Hopefully, this list will help you feel a little more comfortable about what you’re feeling, or what you may feel, during your home selling process. If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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