Letting Go: The Hugs and Tears Involved in Passing the Deed

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Real Estate Broker Owner with Steele Group Realty BRE# 01474222

Letting Go: The Hugs and Tears Involved in Passing the Deed

 

 

A home, for 99% of homeowners, is not just an investment; it’s the picture frame and forum for your life.  So when it’s time to pass the deed to the next owner it is usually an emotional experience. 

 

Today I had the opportunity to share a truly rich experience, as the divorced mom, short sale seller, lovingly walked my buyer and I through the intricacies of managing the 3500 sq ft home and the 1 acre property, pool, Koi pond, and 9 hole putting green.  There were so many memories for her here, including weddings, a husband’s infidelities and the death of her son.  We both felt her need to just share.

 

Luckily, my buyer is my best friend and one of the most caring people in the world.  She genuinely wanted to listen to everything the seller had to say about the amazing plants and this unique environment she had created.  We fought back tears through most of it as the very beautiful and loving seller described all of the plants and the love and care of the Koi and the whole property.

 

As she pointed out, this home which she and her ex-husband had bought 10 years ago and meticulously upgraded was the focus of all that was good, and all that was not during that period.  Selling the home, she was letting go of so much, and we were part of that process.

 

The best part is that the seller honestly expressed her sincere pleasure that the home was going to my buyer….she knows that the home will be well loved and that the memories to come will be a new, positive chapter in the life of an exceptional property.

 

 

 

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My latest post "emotional roller coaster" was inspired by you. 

Margaret

June 29, 2012 03:09 AM
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That is indeed a very bitter sweet experience. The area sounds like it could be my next door neighbor except that everyone in our neighborhood has been there for a gazillion years and there's never been on move out or one divorce.

We're the newbies to the neighborhood and we've been there 32 years, had 8 weddings, a remembering Dad party for my Father, 32 Christmas parties, 32 Easter Sunday family reunions, super bowl parties, wine tastine gatherings in our wine cellar and the list goes on.

But I do relate. We could never sell our home and with any luck won't have to. But one never knows what the futue holds in store. So we will continue to cherish those special moments for as long as we can. The kids keep coming home and continue to plant their organic vegitable gardens and bring their children to play and romp. Great story. I welled up just reading it. Can't imagine what it would have been like having personally experienced it.

June 29, 2012 06:59 AM
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Marti Steele Kilby
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Margaret - loved your post.

John - It sounds like you are in a happy place, literally!  So happy to hear that you cherish all those special moments.  Your comments put a smile in my heart.

June 29, 2012 07:16 AM
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Cynthia Larsen
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Safe Haven Realty

I've been to more than one closing where tears were being shed. Sometimes the physical part of memories are really hard to let go of.

June 29, 2012 11:10 AM
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Bob Miller
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Hi Marti, when I got into the business I was told that buying or selling is one of 4 most emotionally stressful events in most people lives.

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