Let's face it, selling your home can be stressful. You're ready to move, and your home is sitting there on the market. You have to keep your home in top shape in case someone comes to view it and may even have to leave your home and change plans at a moments notice for a showing. It's difficult to look ahead to your new home or make any plans when you are trying to sell the home you currently own. But selling your home doesn't have to be so stressful! There are a few ways you can help ease the pain of selling your home.
The first step for a less stressful home selling experience is to choose the right real estate agent. You want an agent with experience selling homes in the area. Find someone courteous who does their best to give you advanced warning about scheduled showings, open houses and any other events you may need to plan for. Be prepared to make some minor furniture arrangement/paint color changes if the agent suggests it may help your home sell more quickly.
Try to go about your normal routine as much as possible. Having your house up for sale doesn't meant that you can't take the time to do things you enjoy. If the stress gets overwhelming at any point during the process, stake a deep breath and step away for a while. Going outside, meditating or talking with a friend can help distract you from what is making the situation so stressful. Then, after your break you can refocus and continue with renewed resolve.
Having realistic expectations will also make the process easier on everyone involved. Know what your home is worth and have an idea of the lowest offer you will be willing to accept. If you are trying to sell your home quickly, maybe you will consider a lower offer. Put yourself in the buyer's position when you are negotiating and try to see where they are coming from. Try to keep your emotions out of the negotiations process.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with the selling process, contact us today. We are happy to answer any of your questions and help to make the entire transaction as stress-free and smooth as possible for everyone involved.