Leave the Emotions out of your Real Estate Transaction!
Just the thought of selling your Muskoka property can bring a range of emotion to the surface, we get it, but don’t let them cloud your judgement! Real Estate is an investment, often one of the largest investments you have, and it should be treated as such – a business transaction. So, push those emotions aside and be prepared to make wise decisions when it comes time to make a deal.
Are You Ready?
Make sure you are ready before you place your property on the market. Once the decision has been made to sell, and you are comfortable with it, it can help ease some of the doubts you may have. Not every Seller is able to do this- consider the family cottage that has been in the family for generations. We understand, this can be an overwhelmingly emotional time for you, that’s why it’s important to have a professional realtor by your side to guide and assist you through the process.
Don’t Take it Personally
Feedback from potential buyers is important, but don’t take it personally and don’t dwell on it. It’s easy to be offended after all this is your home/cottage. Talk to your realtor, watch for patterns, listen, you might just learn something that can help with the sale of your property. Again, if you approach this objectively you will be happier through the process.
Keep your Emotions away from the Negotiations
This is often where the frustrations, stress, anger or joy surfaces. Start talking money (perceived value) in regards to your home and cottage and people’s emotions surface. Listen to your Realtor, keep calm and negotiate with a clear head, you’ll find that you make better decisions and avoid a lot of stress this way. Remember, just because you have an offer doesn’t mean you have to take it.
Work with The Parker Team
A Realtor’s job is to make the process easier on you and to offer you an objective point of view. They will not make decisions for you, nor should you expect them to. You can expect them to provide you factual information, market stats, suggestions on staging and getting your home ready to sell and be expert negotiators. When you work with a professional you may find the process a lot less stressful, even enjoyable! Call The Parker Team at 705-349-0054 to find out how we can help sell your Muskoka Property.