Selling your home can be a stressful process, but it doesn’t have to be. Take these steps to make the process easier for you.
Step 1: Commit to selling
Step 2: Find an agent
Step 3: Have modest expectations
Step 4: Consider the future
Step 5: Relax
Commit to selling: Before you put your home on the market, make sure this is something you want to do. Do you need more square footage? Wanting a change of scenery? Do you want to downsize? Whatever your reasoning is, remind yourself of why you are selling during the process because sometimes it may last longer than you think. Talk to your agent about your reasoning for listing and they will consult with you on the best strategy for selling your home.
Work with an agent: Selling a home can be an arduous process. A licensed agent is a real estate expert and will do everything necessary to sell your home as quickly as possible and closest to your target listing price. An agent will also help educate you on current industry rules and regulations that apply to all real estate transactions.
Have modest expectations: Your home could sell within 24 hours and exceed your asking price or it could take a few months and sell below. It is important to keep in mind that many scenarios are possible when selling. Your agent will help your understand the current market in which your home is being sold.
Consider the future: If you’re selling your home, more than likely you are also going to need to look for a new home. Be proactive and talk with your agent about buying a new home. They will help educate you on the current market and help you decided how much time you have to look for a new home.
Relax: It’s time to take a breath. You’ve employed a realtor that will get your home sold. Now get excited for your new future!