Dec 22

Seller Sabotage Syndrome

Before you can prepare your home for sale, you must first prepare YOURSELF.  Very often  emotional attachment to our home gets in the way of our home sale success.   During Day 1 of the Ready2Sellin30Days program, we discuss the importance of overcoming emotional obstacles that sellers typically don’t even realize exist.  Below is a brief excerpt ….

“Seller Sabotage Syndrome”

If you find yourself resisting the process of preparing your home for sale, you may be experiencing what industry experts refer to as “Seller Sabotage Syndrome”.  It is typical for sellers who suffer from this condition to either intentionally or (more often than not) unwittingly sabotage their own home sale success. Perhaps you’re having difficulty with your reasons for selling. Perhaps you still haven’t come to terms with your emotional attachment. 

Whatever your reasons, it probably means you’re simply NOT READY to part with your home.  It is absolutely crucial for you to take time to fully explore these feelings BEFORE proceeding with the sale of your house! If you have a home to sell, be sure to watch out for signs of “Seller Sabotage Syndrome”. Symptoms include, but are certainly not limited to: 

• Insisting on overpricing your house, even though similar houses in your neighborhood are priced lower. 

• Failing to properly prepare your house for sale, even if you know the changes you need to make will help you sell faster and for more money. 

• Making the house difficult to show. 

• Being unwilling to schedule convenient times for showing appointments (requiring 24-hour notice) and open houses.

• Refusing to leave when your house is being shown. 

Sellers - make sure you’re taking the time you need to work through those feelings that might be standing in the way of your success!  

We realize that hiring a stager is not a practical option for many home sellers. That’s why Ann and I have created the Ready2Sellin30Days system. Our goal – to alleviate the STRESS and OVERWHELM associated with the entire home sale process.

It’s NOT your typical “staging” manual.  It’s a comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to properly preparing a home for sale in any market – it covers overcoming emotional attachment to preparing for an open house to EVERYTHING in between.  Check out www.Ready2Sellin30Days.com to learn more!  

Karen Bernetti is a Real Estate Stager, owner of Staging4Smooth Transitions, former Realtor and co-creator of the Ready2Sellin30Days System. Call 860-302-0333 to learn more.


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