Selling a Home after Decades of Owning
Being a first-time home seller can be a daunting task particularly if you have lived in your home for at least five years. But for elderly sellers who have lived in their home for their entire adult life, it can seem impossible.
For older sellers, it is not just emotional resistance they are experiencing. These first-time sellers are usually not aware how the odds of clearing out personal items improves the odds of a sale. My advice to these sellers who have never dramatically de-cluttered their home before is to do it in stages, clearing one room at a time. When taking their time and doing it in a slower pace, it can ease the mental and emotional pressure involved in getting rid of personal items. Once the sellers see the results in one room they are encouraged to continue working on the rest of the house.