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Selling your home can be easy or complicated. Complications many times are past your control, but there are some things you can do to remove some of the stress.
If you're serious about selling your home one of the first things to do is change your mindset on what you consider your home. Many people have a lot of personal attachment to their home. Life's events and memories have been created in it. As you get close to the decision on moving you need to start thinking of your home as a house, not your house, just a house. Start creating a mental detachment from the property.
While your home is on the market most buyers aren't looking to buy your home, they want to by theirs. If you have many personal items, such as photos, around buyers often continue to see your home, not their home. Your home is perfect for you, but not for them. They want to envision their new memories being created.
Most of the time your agent will request your absence when potential buyers come by to see the house or during open houses. The reason this helps is it allows the buyers to look at your home objectively. Also, the buyers can be candid about comments to their agent about what they see. Sellers can react poorly to buyer comments, so often buyers won't be want to communicate their likes or concerns to the agent. This can make your house appear less desirable.
You absolutely love the color of the wood flooring in the living room, but the buyer thinks it is too yellow. Buyers are normal people, they don't want to hurt your feelings, so they'll not mention it and tell their agent "it just isn't the house for us".
By emotionally creating a detachment from your house prior or early in the process of selling you can make decisions easier and more objectively for yourself. The easiest way to do this is to begin thinking of your new home and the pleasant events and memories that you will create.
Don't worry. You can still love your old home. Just wait until you've moved.