The emotional aspects of choosing an offer
There’s no doubt that selling your home is an emotional process. While many argue that removing emotion from a financial decision yields better results, we know it’s not always possible. When the process gets overwhelming, it can be helpful to think about what you value most, no matter how intangible. These are a few of the emotional aspects you may face when choosing an offer:
Homebuyers often write offer letters, and they can be heartfelt or sometimes tactical in competitive markets. Depending on whether or not you are emotionally invested in what the next owner does with the property, you may give these more or less weights in your decision. However, you should also be aware of the pitfalls in considering them.
Pressure from your neighbors
Your neighbors might have an opinion or two on who moves in; maybe they would love a family with kids the same age as theirs. It’s easy to let thoughts like these distract you from making the best decision for yourself. Keep in mind, the Fair Housing Act also prevents many types of discrimination, and your real estate agent should be well aware.
Pressure from your real estate agent
An excellent real estate agent should never pressure you to accept one offer over another. Their job is to provide you with all pertinent facts and leave it up to you to decide. With that said, your agent may have their motivations and opinions counter to your own. Ultimately, the decision is yours. If you’re looking for an accurate market value for your home, contact us at 401-396-2888 for a free valuation. We’re always glad to help!