If you’ve never had to sell your home, then you’re one of the luckiest people around. Some of us need to sell for negative reasons, but others want to sell for positive ones. Either way, even if you’re moving into a lovely new house, there’s so much stress involved in selling. You’d think it would be easy, but it’s far from it.
So, if you’re about to put your house on the market, then it helps to be aware of what will cause you the most stress!
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You’ll spend most of your time waiting for things to happen that are out of your control. Primarily, you wait for people to view and bid on your home. It can be months before this happens, leading to a lot of stress as you worry your home will never be sold. Nowadays, some companies offer ways around this issue. Places like Doug Hopkins real estate can offer cash for your home after you fill out a simple form. If you’re eager to sell your home as quickly as possible, then this type of sale may work best for you. In some cases, waiting around isn’t that stressful because you already have a new home and you’ve moved into it. As such, it’s more of an inconvenience than anything else.
Preparing your house
Before you put your property on the market, you need to get it ready. Now, I have an entire article that’s dedicated to getting your house ready to sell. Feel free to check that out if you’re looking for tips to make the process less stressful. However, it will be a cause of stress because there’s a lot of work to be done. Naturally, your stress levels will vary depending on what condition your home was in already. If you take good care of it, then you may only need to do some minor tidying up. But, if your home is old and you’ve neglected some issues for years, then it can be both an expensive and mightily stressful time.
Lastly, juggling so many tasks at one time will cause so much tension when selling your home. Think about it, most people will need to sell their house while also looking for a new one. Then, take into consideration the financial tasks you need to take care of too - like finding another mortgage. You’re always in contact with different people - estate agents, solicitors, surveyors, tradesmen - it’s such a mess. This is why it makes sense to get as much help as possible from your friends and family. If other people can handle a few tasks, then it lightens the load on your shoulders and makes the whole thing a lot easier to handle.
No matter how you look at it, you’re in for a lot of stress during this period. The good news is that you can do things to lessen the burden, but it will never fully go away. You just have to make adjustments and explore different ideas that make the entire process as easy as possible.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.