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Selling Your Home? Why It’s Important To Keep Your Cool …

Imagine the scene …

You’re selling your home and, to date, everything has gone pretty smoothly; you chose your estate agent, the “for sale” board has gone up, the details are on the portals and you have your first few viewings booked in the morning.

But, perhaps because of the inevitable stress and worry involved in moving house or perhaps because of some unspoken disharmony about the decisions you’ve made together so far, a petty disagreement over something mundane gets blown out of all proportion and you end up have a blazing row with your partner.

Nothing is really resolved and you get through the next morning barely on speaking terms – but then the doorbell rings and you have to don your game face for your first viewing.

How do you think that might pan out?

Negative vibes

Unless you have some sort of performance background or work in public relations, there’s a good chance the tension is going to show. It’s probably not going to be that hard for a potential buyer to pick up the vibe and, although it might have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of the accommodation you’re offering, it might be enough to scupper the deal.

After all, it’s human nature to buy from people we know, like and trust – and it’s so much easier if they’re happy, smiley people.

Let’s remember we’re Yorkshire’ own online estate agents not relationship counsellors; it’s not for us to comment on the specifics of who’s to blame in any given situation. All we can say is, based on our own experience, tension between a couple selling a home can be tangible and it can affect the chances of success.

Don’t Sleep On It

Plenty of mothers giving relationship advice will have told their sons and daughters never to sleep on a row. Resolve it before you go to bed if you can.

We’d say pretty much the same applies to viewings. You may not be able to thrash out every detail and there may be things you will need to agree to discuss once the visitors have gone – but you will need appear to be in harmony.

Even if you agree to suspend hostilities until here’s time to address the issues in more detail, it’s better than allowing your potential buyers to be shown around by a couple of people having a bit of a sulk or sniping at each other at every opportunity.

If you’d like any more help with selling your home, feel free to give us a call or drop us a line and we’d be delighted to assist if we can.

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