Moving Can Be An Emotional Roller Coaster!

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                         Moving Can Be An Emotional Roller Coaster!

 

Marti Steele wrote a post The Hugs and Tears Involved in Passing the Deed with the buyers graciously listening to the stories about living in the house.

We experience so many emotions and reactions with our clients in Real Estate. The most recent was a young family who found their dream home at an unbelievable price and the seller, a short sale, sitting with dark glasses and red eyes at the table. This sale represented a huge loss. The buyers were very quiet and respected the seller's situation. 

It is an emotional roller coaster and we need to be aware and treat each situation with sensitivity.

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In my careers of nursing, art and real estate, I have found that not putting closure to a stressful life situation can lead to depression. It usually manifests 18 months to 2 years later.

Moving may not be as traumatic an experience as a divorce, medical disability, retirement, assisted living or job loss. Moving is another major life change.

Saying Goodbye To Your Home  and putting closure is important in real estate.    Don't forget to   help your children say good bye  to their home, their yard and their friends.


In counseling sessions with my clients, I share how to say "good bye" to the home they are leaving. Sometimes it is a home of many decades... many memories...good and not so good. These feelings need to be acknowledged as they go through the house finally one room at a time. Saying "good bye" is putting closure to this experience.  Hopefully some future depressive situations may be lessened.

Most clients appreciate this advice and some are very surprised at their emotional reactions. Moving can be an emotional roller coaster. I have seen grown men cry when going through this exercise.

 My question: How do you help your clients through this emotional roller coaster?

                               Moving Can Be An Emotional Roller Coaster!



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Hi Margaret,

Moving is a HUGE rollercoaster for anyone - whether planned or not.  I remember moving my mom from her home to my house in the year before she made her transition from this earthly realm.  It was devastating to her and tough on me and the other children.  It was the right thing to do, but it was ...

Thanks for the post and best of success to you this year!

June 28, 2012 11:32 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Procedures vary from state to state...our short sale sellers pre sign all the closing documents and it is their own goodbye to the home they can no longer keep. The buyers, a few days later have their closing and sellabrate their own kind of new start.

 

June 29, 2012 01:40 AM
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Richard Weisser
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Margaret...Our buyers and sellers usually sit face to face at the closing table, but I really try to keep everyone upbeat by reiterating the message that this is the best scenario for everyone involved.

June 29, 2012 04:24 AM
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Marti Steele Kilby
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Margaret - Thanks for your kind comments about my post.  I love your idea of having sellers walk through their home and remember the good memories.  I think it's especially hard in a short sale.....knowing it's what they need to do, but not really wanting to let go.

June 29, 2012 07:13 AM
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So very true,  it can be one of the largest stresses in life.  Best wishes and thanks for sharing.

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