Anyone that has sold their personal home before will already know this, selling a home ranks very high up the list of “life’s most stressful events”. It doesn’t matter if you are selling a home for a 1st time or if you are selling a home for the 5th time, it is always a “stressful” time. You may become more educated and experienced with the process of how to prepare yourself to place your home on the market, for example: home condition, cleanliness, curb appeal, showing availability, but the stress level with the areas that you have no control over, such as: market dynamics, economic conditions, the lending environment and etc…are stress factors that you cannot control.
My goal in writing this blog is to hopefully help you to relieve any of the unnecessary stress that may arise when listing your home. If you have made the decision to list your home with a real estate agent, be prepared to listen to what your Realtor has to say. Do not take their requests as a personal attack on you or your home. You don’t sell a home every day, however an experienced Realtor sells many homes per year and it will most likely benefit you to listen to their professional advice. Though you may not be able to do everything that is suggested, at least listen and consider suggestions your Realtor may have for the best way to prepare, market and sell your home.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. After all, this is YOUR home you are trying to sell and you need to be comfortable with what is going on. It is very important to understand not only the local real estate market but also the home selling process as well as the home buying process. Even if you may not be purchasing a home you want to understand what potential buyers are dealing with.
If you have questions about placing your home on the market, I would be more than happy to help answer your questions. I hope to hear from you if and when you decide that you would like to sell your home with a full-time, experienced and knowledgeable Realtor who always looks out for his clients’ best interests!