Selling a Home is Stressful:
When people decide to sell their home it’s usually because they’re looking for an upgrade, to downsize, or they may have landed a job in a new location! Any of these reasons would make someone excited about selling their home, but it will be very stressful as well. Selling your home will dramatically interrupt your life. You will need to perform some well executed mental and emotional gymnastics in order to overcome these stressors.
Selling Your Home Requires Emotional Stamina:
Without careful planning, moving can be one of the most stressful moments in your life. Lots of factors come into play when you decide it’s time to sell your home. You deal with constant disruptions and inconveniences like negotiating a contract, re-negotiating, dealing with inspectors and repairs, and getting appraisals as well.
These are 3 tips that will help to reduce the stress of selling your home:
- Detach Emotionally
Selling your home is emotional in and of itself because it’s probably the first home you ever bought, where your family was raised, or where you created most of your memories. But if you want a successful transaction, you will have to disconnect yourself emotionally.
Not all people are equipped with the same taste in decorating and renovations. Some people may not put the same value on the choices you made for your living pleasure or even the things you already consider to be of high value. Don’t take this personally and do your best to detach emotionally. Buyers will experience their own emotions as well. Understanding that buyers are also emotional during the selling process can help sellers with keeping their own emotions in check.
2. Be Flexible
Practicing patience throughout the whole process is important for you and the sale of your home. Now that you’re selling your home, your life is on display. It’s time to stay flexible, because your schedule is now at the mercy of the buyers. Communicate often and make yourself available to buyers. This way you can get as many likely buyers through your door as possible and figure out who the right buyers are.
Give buyers a two-hour window. Sure enough, most buyers are looking at multiple homes and this window will help accommodate any scheduling mishaps. Remember to make the atmosphere in your home comfortable too. If they’re seeing multiple homes, you’ll want yours to be the one they linger in. Of course, if buyers are still viewing your home, give the buyers space. Nobody likes being shadowed by the former homeowner.
3. Be Dispassionate
You will want to fortify your emotions until the process is 100% complete, because even once you get a contract on your home, you’re far from done. Life happens and we sometimes can’t control it. Having control over your emotions will make a big difference for everyone, especially you. Don’t underestimate how draining emotions can be.
Negotiations Continue After the Contract: All the way up until closing there are several different negotiations that need to occur. Things can go wrong like discovery of termite damage, receiving low appraisals, and inspections revealing issues you didn’t expect. You shouldn’t be so intractable when things go wrong or you and the buyer’s emotions and good-will deplete completely. As your Realtor, we will make sure that you get through this process as smoothly as possible with all emotions in check.