By Marc C. Shaffer
One question real estate agents often pose to sellers is, “How emotionally attached are you to this house?” The reason they ask is because when emotions are at play during negotiations, they can cast a shadow over a good deal and hurt the seller in the end.
Perhaps your children grew up in the home and you’re saying goodbye to the memories, not just the structure.
Perhaps you inherited a home from a grandparent, so you value it more than other properties.
Although it may not be easy, a house is an asset that could have the ability to set you up for your next move or investment, so taking away the emotion (as much as you can) could mean being ready to accept a different offer than one you might accept with emotions in the way.