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Bye Bye To Your House

 

 



Moving takes time, planning, and emotion. There is hard work getting the house ready to sell. It may be harder sorting, purging and packing.

 

Friends and neighbors may never be seen after the move. Take some  time to say your farewells.

What no one talks about is the last step, the final goodbye that you need to say to your house.

 

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The home you are leaving is a part of you... no matter if you’ve spent  a few years or many decades.

Each room holds memories of people and events, happy times and maybe sad times.

This is a necessary step in the moving process. It is a way of getting emotional closure.

 

               Don't be surprised if a few people don't take this advice well
         Those who do  this exercise may find their emotions overwhelming.
         I have seen grown men cry and they were absolutely stunned by their                                                             reaction. Warn them.
                                 Some people need to do this completely alone,
                                            some need to do it with others. 



Take a few minutes in each room to think about the things that happened there and acknowledge them. You may cry or you may laugh. Go with your feelings and say your  goodbyes.

 

It’s a kind of grieving and an emotional closure. You  have invested so much in your home.  Give yourself time to say goodbye. You may feel better and be able to move forward with  comfort if you take time to say..

  

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Comment balloon 8 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • February 25 2018 03:05AM

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Hi Margaret

I think for many saying good bye to their house can be pretty emotional, despite the excitement of moving ahead to something new...at least in many cases.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) 6 months ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland real estate agents should be mindful of this emotional separation... often, homeowners are so busy meeting timelines that they may not have time to grieve... it's grieving.... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 6 months ago

Jeff Dowler Saying good bye is putting closure to this event. With my nursing background I have seen depression appear within a couple of years from a  move. It happens in all ages but mostly in our older population.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Barbara Todaro It is a grieving and many times the move is motivated by other types of losses..empty nesters, illness, loss of mobility, death, divorce or change in employment. Agents should be aware of the effects of this emotional separation.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Regardless of the reason for moving, saying goodbye to your home is an excellent suggestion. I remember how painful it was to say goodbye to my very first home. I was sad to leave it, there were so many memories. But the new home quickly became one I loved equally as much. I most recently moved a couple of years ago, and I paused long enough to thank my home for the wonderful memories. Like you, I think it is important.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 6 months ago

Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS  You are who this post was written for. There are people who move frequently and feel where ever they are is home. Some of us are much more attached. Good to give our buyers and sellers the advice to say farewell with an explanation. 
Congratulations on your 10th AR anniversary.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - This is good and healthy advice. For many, leaving behind the memories can be very emotional and everyone deals with emotions differently. It's as if you're erasing your history. People do get choked up about it. 

Anyone hiring Margaret to represent them in the sale of their home can know she has a heart of compassion and understanding. She will guide you and help you to prepare for your next journey. You will feel a lot better placing your trust in Margaret. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 6 months ago

Thank you Patricia Feager This is part of my "free" counseling session from my nursing background. It's better to put closure at the time of moving rather than a possible depression in a few years.

You are one of the most caring and sensitive members in the Rain!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

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