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Are you thinking of buying or selling a home?  Well get ready for the Emotional Cycle ride of your life. The emotional ups and downs can be mind boggling.  For this reason I suggest not having too many emotionally charged issues when you enter a real estate transaction.

Getting clients through a real estate transaction can be one heck of an emotional roller-coaster ride. Sometimes realtors may want to harness the peaks and valleys of your buyers’ and sellers’ feelings to energize and re-engage them, keeping them focused on the ultimate goal of a successful closing. Other times, too much emotion can put clients in a dangerous position and cloud their judgment. Ultimately, a realtors greatest value to their client is not only being a real estate expert but also serving as a counselor to guide them through complex emotions and decisions.

Learning how to what to expect from emotions is an art best learned from experience. But with a little input from practitioners who have weathered stormy deals, we’ve put together this infographic on the emotional cycle of a transaction — and how your realtor should support your client at each stage. This isn’t meant to be a blueprint of how every deal you’re involved in will transpire. But it’s a road map for the potential emotional pitfalls that realtor and  clients could face on the journey together.

Click on the infographic below to view a larger version.