Real Estate Sellers’ Stress
Selling your home and relocating is one of the biggest life changes we experience. Recognizing this fact can make the entire experience easier. Obviously, this experience is fraught with great financial, physical and emotional changes. How we handle change is based on our attitudes. If we expect the experience to be exactly as we plan and in the timing we plan, we’re in for some unpleasant surprises! Surprises create stress. We want to be in control and have to accept the fact that we’re not in total control.
It’s important for sellers to recognize the portions of the selling process that they can control. For example, to get the best price for your property select an effective and ethical agent to represent you. Establish clear lines of communication and work with your agent. Heed the agent’s suggestions regarding your property and its condition.
Some things in selling are out of your control; accept this fact and your stress will be lessened. Once you’ve done all you can to best prepare your property for sale, maintain it well, and have it available for showings, let it go! While all of this is very basic, just recognizing these simple facts can go a long way toward alleviating your stress in selling.