Selling your home can be a stressful experience. You may also find that there are so many things that you need to think about, such as the kids, the price that you are getting for your home and even the area that you are moving to. If you want to try and ease the load, then there are a few things that you can do to try and help yourself.
Make Decision Early
Making important decisions at the beginning of the entire process can really help to keep your stress levels. To start with, you need to decide if you are going to be selling any possessions in the property, and how much you’d like to get for them. Knowing things like this can help you to gain much more control over your sale and it can also help you to plan out your finances much more efficiently too.
Prepare your Documents
The next thing that you need to do is get your documents and even the administration documents you need in order. Selling a home will always require a great deal of paperwork and sometimes you will need to present all of them in a very short space of time. If you want to try and stop this then you need to chat with your solicitor and you need to try and find your mortgage documents too. Having copies of your energy performance certificates is also helpful because it will help you to talk with the buyer about any appliances that you plan on leaving behind.
It’s Not all about Money
Sure, sometimes it is important that you get a good price for your property, but there are other values that you need to take into account. The first is that you have to make sure that you are finding the right buyer. A first-time buyer will give you the chance to close your property quickly and if they have an agreement in principle then you know that they can afford your property. If they offer you a lower price, sure you’ll be getting less for your home but you have the added bonus of being able to sell it much faster. This can save you money in fees so by the end of it, everything will balance nicely.
When selling your home, you may be under a lot of pressure to try and keep it clean at all times. You may never know when someone is going to be coming over, and if they do then you have to make a good first impression. If you keep your house 10 minutes away from being ready at all times, then this will really help you out. So give the bathroom a deep clean, stay on top of the dishes and also make sure that you wipe down everything.
Look into Part Exchange
If you just cannot handle the stress of selling your home then why not look into a part-exchange? Redrow’s part exchange scheme is a fantastic option if you really want to make a fast sale and you don’t have to worry about getting your home perfect either.
Expect the Unexpected
Life will not always work out exactly how you want. Sometimes you will have a curveball and there is just nothing that you can do about this. If you want to help yourself then stop expecting things to happen exactly on your timetable. Life doesn’t work to your demands, and the more you can prepare for this, the better. Make one decision at a time, and don’t become angry or even blame yourself when something goes wrong. If you do, then you won’t be helping yourself and you will also make it much harder to get things back on track.
Sometimes, you need to be flexible. Let go of any expectations that you have and take note that your home will eventually sell. If you have a date that you’d like to sell your home by then this is great, but don’t focus on it too much. If you do, then you will be putting an unreal amount of pressure on yourself and you will also make it harder to come out on top too.
Sometimes, deep breathing, a healthy diet and even meditation can really help you with stress. Socialising with friends and even family can also help you to let go of some of the stress that you are under, and this can work wonders for your health. If you constantly make everything about your home, then you may find it hard to let go and it may have a detrimental effect on your stress levels too.
Some sellers absolutely refuse to move their personal items out of the home until it has sold. If you have a ton of family photos lying around, then this is great because it will make your home feel more like “yours”. The problem is that it also makes it hard for your buyers to envision themselves in the property. If you want to get around this then you need to remove as many photos as possible You also need to hide hygiene products, toothbrushes and anything else that is personal to you. By doing this, you make your home more open and this can make your buyer feel more at ease when looking around.
Presentation is absolutely everything when you are selling your home. Make a habit of making sure that everything is immaculate where possible and also try and get rid of any clutter. This can include the pile of toys in the corner of the room or even the stacks of paper that you have on the coffee table. Clutter makes a room feel really small and it doesn’t matter how clean the home is because it will have a detrimental effect on your property. If you can, you should deal with this in advance where possible. The last thing that you need is to have to throw it all into a cupboard at the last minute, only to have your buyer open it and have everything fall out.
I would love to hear your top tips for coping with the stress of selling your home?