For some people, the thought of listing their home for sale is very stressful! They worry about all the things they have to do — and all the things that might go wrong. It's sometimes very overwhelming... Luckily, it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some tips for making your home sale go smoothly:
Give yourself time to prepare. If you're thinking of selling six months from now, start preparing your property now. Ask for assistance! Ask family or close friends to assist if need be.
Do any necessary staging, and get it looking its best before listing your home. Avoid doing these tasks at the last minute. Set the right price.
Pricing your property too high will likely result in few, if any, buyers coming to see it. You might end up having to lower your price later, causing your home to linger even longer on the market. That's stress you don't need!
Have a flexible viewing schedule. If you make it too difficult for buyers to see your property, they might lose interest or simply choose to buy another home. Be as flexible as possible when a buyer wants to view your property. Plan get-away activities. When a buyer comes for a scheduled viewing, it's best to leave your home. Plan some fun activities for your family while the showing is happening. Think: playground, shopping, cycling, the zoo, etc.
Accept the ups and downs. Prospective buyers might say they love your home and plan to make an offer, and then we don't hear from them again! It happens! Sometimes buyers book appointments to view your home then cancel! Accept the inevitable ups and downs of selling your home.
Get help with repairs. You'll probably have things that need to be fixed around the home, like a dripping faucet that needs repair or a room that needs painting. If possible, hire a professional to do some of that work.
Finally, work with a great real estate agent. That will make the biggest difference in ensuring your move goes smoothly and stress-free.
I have many professionals that I can refer if you need help! If you're looking for a real estate agent that is willing to provide advice and recommendations if need be and have stagers, cleaners & repair people available, please call me as I'd love to help you or someone you know!