Ideally, when you sell your home, you want the process to go smoothly and
relatively stress-free. While things may happen that are outside your control,
there is a lot you can do to ensure that the selling experience is a good one.
Consider these four steps to reduce worry and stress when listing your home:
Step 1: Learn the selling process.
Find out what to expect when the FOR SALE sign goes up. How will viewings
be scheduled? Will an Open House be needed? What happens when there is
an offer? The more you know, the less mysterious—and, therefore, less
stressful—the experience will be.
Step 2: Schedule wisely.
Use a calendar to block out times for viewings and other selling-related
activities. Be sure to schedule plenty of time to clean and declutter your home
before a viewing or Open House. Try not to have a tight schedule during the
Step 3: Anticipate issues.
The more problems you can foresee, the better you’ll be prepared to deal with
them as they arise. For example, if you know you’re going to have a busy
week at work, start making plans now to deal with viewings and related
matters during those days.
Step 4: Make decisions.
Things can move quickly in the real estate market. There might be a few days
when there are no inquiries at all, and then suddenly two offers will come in.
Be prepared to make some quick decisions. Fortunately, with sound advice
from me as your real estate agent, making those decisions will be a lot easier.
So, follow these simple steps. They’ll help make your sale less worrisome and