When selling your home and you start looking for another there is no denying that you go through a period of stress. You begin to think of everything you have to pack, what you want in a new home, what you can afford, the location, and how long will it take to sell your current home. Of course change is a stressful thing, but there are a couple steps and techniques that help the keep your stress level down.

    The first thing is make sure you are ready to part with your home. If you aren’t ready to leave or don’t want to sell that will make your stress level high at the beginning of the process. To get prepared this can include cleaning, de-cluttering, staging, and hiring a Real Estate Agent. This should help put you at ease and make you feel that your home is show ready.

            Secondly, make sure you have good, yet tough discussions with your REALTOR before you list with them. You have to make sure your realtor is a good fit for you. You can do this by discussing your setting your expectations, explain what you’re willing to include, and address any other concerns or questions you may have. It is best to make sure that you and your realtor are on the same page before your listing goes live.

            Third, make sure you take time to get away. It can be hectic with all the showings and open houses that occur. So take some time away, go on a vacation, and give your realtor time to get as many showings on your property during that time. This will make it so you aren’t constantly adjusting your schedule around showings and give you a relaxing get a way.

            Lastly and most importantly, trust your realtor. After you get your home ready for sale you should be able to go about your day and let your realtor handle the rest. When picking a realtor you should be able to trust that they have your best interests in mind and will sell your home for the best price they can.

            Selling a home is definitely stressful, but it is also something that you should be excited about. You have to get prepared to leave a home that has been full of memories, but keep in mind you are on to greater things, including a new home! Keep your eye on the idea that once your property sells you will be ready to be in the home of your dreams. Every time you’re stressed out add an item to your list of what you want in a new home or get on your computer and start looking at listings. Don’t forget why you’re doing this and remember that all this will be worth it!