Selling A Childhood Home

Selling A Childhood Home

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Selling a childhood home can be emotionally stressful and even traumatizing.  This is more than a house; it is a home where years and even decades of memories

have been made and where lives have been lived.  One contemporary Country singer even wrote a song about the memories associated with a childhood home.  While selling a childhood home may be difficult to do, there are a few steps that can be taken to reduce the emotional turmoil that may be felt during this process.


Create a Final Memory


When a family has lived in a home for many years, it may feel almost as though the home has become a part of the family in a way.  One way to deal with the emotional stress of saying goodbye to the home is to create a final memory with family in the home.  This may be to host a family dinner that enables everyone to walk through the home one final time and to reminisce together about the past.


Take Pictures of the Space


Whether a final family get-together is planned for the home or not, taking pictures of the home before vacating it can be beneficial.  These pictures can help to preserve the memories of the space itself, and close-up pictures of special features of the home that hold significance can be taken.  Creating an album of these pictures may be ideal in some cases.


Preserve Memories of the Home


With a childhood home, there is a good chance that there are hundreds of pictures that have been taken inside the home and in the yard, and there may also be videos of home movies.  While some will want to take new pictures of the home before leaving, another idea is to preserve the images of the home that have been taken over the years.  This can be a way to celebrate the historical significance that the home played with the family over time.


Bring Traditions Into a New Home


While it is important to make final memories and to preserve memories, it is also important to move on.  Letting go of one home means that it is time to start new traditions in a new home, and families can begin doing this with a special get-together.  After all, while a home is important for a family, it is the family that truly makes the property a home.

 It doesn’t matter if a family lived in the home for a few years or for several decades, saying goodbye to a childhood home is rarely easy to do.


Who to Call for Help


Call or Text "CH" to (469) 262-5411 to have a Trusted Advisor | REALTOR® from Martin Real Estate Advisors, a JP & Associates Realtors® Company, help you begin the home selling process.


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