When you are selling your Collingwood home, you want the best deal possible. You want to receive the monetary value that you believe you deserve for the property. Plus, you may have grown attached to the home, and it can be difficult to leave a place that holds so many tender memories. Unfortunately, when you let your emotions spiral out of control and affect your real estate transaction, it can cost you in multiple ways.

Here are a few ways you can avoid becoming an emotional seller.

Be Prepared

If you want to keep your emotions in control, you must prepare yourself for the selling process. Know what steps you must complete and some of the tough decisions you will make. If you have to move quickly for a new job, financial reasons, etc., keep the positive outcomes of this decision in your mind. If there is no rush to move, make sure you are 100% on board with the decision before you place your home on the market.

Focus Only On What You Can Control

The selling process is stressful. Many details must be taken care of before you can pass off ownership of your property to a new individual. As you work through these details, focus only on those things that you can control and disregard all others. For example, you may hear comments from potential buyers about your design choices or features that they greatly dislike about your property. Don’t take these comments personally and begin major home improvement projects. Be patient as the right buyer will come along.

Don’t Handle Negotiations on Your Own

Selling a home is a business transaction and you must treat it this way. During the negotiation process is often when emotions tend to spiral out of control. You may feel a mix of emotions including anger, stress, joy, etc., during this process. Work with an experienced real estate agent to help you. Your agent can look at your situation with no emotional attachment, helping you make smart business decisions and not those driven by your current emotions.

Remember that your real estate agent will not make any decisions for you but can offer guidance and recommendations.


If you are ready to sell your Collingwood home, give real estate agent Christine Smith a call. She can help you throughout the entire real estate transaction and will work hard to ensure you receive a deal you deserve.