5 Steps to Ease the Stress of Selling Your Home
Whether this is your first sale or your fifth, selling your home is one of the most stressful things you’ll endure. Staying hopeful and positive as you navigate this challenging process is imperative.
Here are some simple yet useful ways to help you ease the stress while selling your home.
- Hire a local, integrity driven Realtor. Hiring a local real estate agent means you’re working with someone who knows and understands the market they’re working in. Having a Realtor work for you helps reduce emotions during negotiations and lessens the risk of offense. A Realtor can also make suggestions on how to present your home, offer professional (and experienced) advice to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
- Declutter your home. Decluttering is something we talk about again and again because it’s crucial during the sale. You want buyers to see your home, not how full of stuff it is. Before listing your home, get rid of things you won’t be bringing with you to your new home. Always have dishes done, counters and floors cleaned, closets half full, laundry and vacuuming done and clean the bathrooms thoroughly. If this feels like too much, you may consider hiring a professional cleaner during your sale process.
- Plan day trips or a vacation. Planning a vacation as soon as your house hits the market will bring tremendous freedom. The first few weekends a house is on the market is typically when it has the most showings. Allowing your home to be easily accessible without you having figure out what to do each day could be invaluable to your selling process. Plan a day trip or an all-day activity such as heading to the beach, a mall or a weekend getaway. Think of this time as an investment in your personal well-being by lessening cleaning, scheduling and stressing.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle. One of the best ways to ease stress when selling your home is adapting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds and lean proteins that increase energy and clarity. Walk for 30-60 minutes each day or take your kids to the park and have quality time together. These added efforts will keep you physically, mentally and emotionally healthier, improving how you respond to potential stress.
- Accept the facts and be flexible. Any change in routine can increase stress. The longer your house is on the market, the more cleaning, showings, accommodating, scheduling etc. you will endure. Selling a house takes time so you want to have realistic expectations. Your property may realistically have more wear and tear compared to your competition. Your home may be worth less than you thought it was. Knowing the facts and being flexible will help alleviate the stress you’re already experiencing. Stay positive, hopeful and trust the process! When you hire an integrity driven Realtor who knows the local market, he or she will be honest about what you need to know even if when it’s difficult to hear.
Do you have questions about the market? Are you planning to sell or buy a home? Contact us today! We’d be happy to answer all your questions, and when you’re ready, we’ll do everything we can to help the process be as smooth and less-stressed as possible.
Jason Rustand with RE/MAX Real Estate serves with the highest level of integrity and excellence every time. For more info on this topic or others related to real estate contact LIKE our Jason Rustand Team Facebook page, call Jason direct at 780.980.2828, email email@example.com or visit WeSellLeduc.com.