Letting Go: How to emotionally detach before you sell

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Emotionally detaching from your house before you list is the first step to getting it sold.

Some of my home staging clients understand the need to detach, get inside the mind of their most likely buyer, then merchandise their property to attract that buyer.

They are happy to pack away family photos or change the craft room back into a bedroom so that prospective buyers can see themselves living in the house.

But for many, these simple actions are difficult, as they’re still emotionally tethered to their home and find it hard to unpack themselves from the property.

If you still see your property as your home and not as a product to be packaged, you won’t see what needs to be done, or be willing to make the changes necessary.

Everything will seem harder until you realise that your house is now a property.

Your next property is your home.

To read the full article that I wrote for Realestate.com and to find practical tips to help you detach, sell up and move on click here


I’m Imogen Brown, a home stager based in the Western suburbs of Brisbane. If you are finding it difficult to emotionally detach from your property before you sell and need some practical help and emotional support then give me a call on 0432 994 056 or contact me through my website 


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