Stigmatized Listing Program

When a psychologically traumatizing event occurs within a neighborhood it affects everyone starting with the homeowners; neighbors; the lending institution; the buyers walking through (especially if it was never disclosed); and the subsequent final purchaser.

Based on my experience helping others deal with death and the grieving process, I have carefully created a thoughtful effective plan to sell stigmatized homes.  

I am not just reselling a home, I believe I am mending a community after unthinkable tragedy and crisis. Real estate is not just a transaction for me, it is about relationships and the people within a community.

When something traumatic happens in a home it can be psychologically challenging for a buyer to feel comfortable living there. If a real estate agent cannot help them then the property’s market value begins to drop. The longer it takes to sell the home, the more the value drops. That is why it is so important to get the initial stigma resolved quickly and effectively. 

Although time consuming, there are four parts to get the highest market value for a stigmatized home. It is not the only way but I have found so far that it is the best way, here they are:

  • Community Resolution Program: This is a conflict resolution debriefing solution to begin the healing process for the community within weeks after a tragic event. It is optimal to wait 3 months after the event and ideally before 2 years as the original neighbors tend to move away within 3 years.

  • Private Open Houses: This is a discreet method to disclose pertinent details to assist the immediate neighbors with the trauma of the event.

  • Neighbourhood Meeting: Designed to help unite the community in a public forum as the stigmatized home is being prepared to go on the market.

  • Spiritual House Cleansing: Is performed immediately upon receiving the listing, throughout renovations, during the sale, and on the day of possession.

I have a full section on this site describing this process, challenges and success. I am sorry if you have experienced a traumatizing event in a home that you are now trying to sell. But please know, I can help. You are not alone and I understand the challenges and emotions you are going through. is a safe place for reputable advice and I am here for you even if you need to talk. 

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