Don’t let selling your home stress you out! Sure, there’s a lot involved, but if you know how to prepare, what to expect and how to avoid potential roadblocks – you’ll quickly find that selling your home doesn’t have to threaten your sanity. Keep reading to learn how to avoid common seller stresses!
- Be Prepared Before You List:
While you may be tempted to rush into listing your home, you’ll be more likely to have a quick, successful sale if you take some steps to fully prepare yourself (and your home) before you list. Some things you should do before you list include:
- researching recent home sale prices in your area
- putting thought into your list price and pricing accurately
- making any necessary repairs/upgrades to your home
- staging your home and having professional photos taken
- carefully writing a descriptive, effective listing description
Early preparation takes a little extra thought and time, but it will really pay off as you get deeper into the selling process.
Don’t Go it Alone:
The term “for sale by owner” implies that you, the owner, will be doing all the work throughout your home sale. But that doesn’t have to be the case! If you hire professionals to help, (like our team at Home Bay), you’ll have brokers, transaction coordinators and attorneys at your side through every step of the process. Home Bay does everything a traditional real estate agent does except for show your home – but we don’t charge a commission. Instead, we charge one low flat fee for comprehensive seller service. Interested? Learn more.
Be Involved in the Process:
Another way to keep your stress levels down while selling your home is staying as involved as possible. Selling a home is a complex process, so don’t be afraid to ask questions if you don’t understand something or if you need guidance. The more involved you are, the better informed you’ll be, and the easier it will become to make wise decisions throughout the process.
Don’t Be Afraid to Make Changes:
You may need to make a few changes to your listing to ensure the best possible outcome. For example, if buyer traffic is slow, you can reduce your sale price slightly to generate more interest. But don’t let that stress you out! Changes are a routine part of the home listing and selling process and can actually work in your favor. How? If you end up lowering your price, you can contact all previously interested buyers to let them know. By doing so, you may get some new offers!
Keep these tips in mind to keep your sanity in check.
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