The process of selling a home undoubtedly brings a range of emotions to light. Some are exciting, you are proud that your home is looking its best and looking forward to making your next move. But others, are difficult. It can be sad to say goodbye to a place we’ve called home and to weather the storms that offers and negotiation sometimes bring. In order to feel more prepared for selling, have a look a few of our favorite of HGTV’s top tips for saying goodbye to the stress of selling:
Clarify the reason why you’re selling. Whether it’s downsizing for the sake of upgrading your lifestyle, cashing in on appreciation, relocating to a new area, or something different, it’s important to be mindful of your motivation and to write it down clearly. This helps you mentally prepare for the transaction process and will provide a place for you to turn back to when you’re making decisions.
Choose an agent that will truly advocate on your behalf. It’s a great idea to ask friends or family for a referral if you can, and to always look at the agent’s track record before arranging meeting to establish whether you will feel comfortable working with them. When meeting, don’t be afraid to ask about their typical marketing plan, social media presence, photography and staging services, and more.
A great real estate agent will help you make your home stand out. That could be through staging that ups the home to a new level, a fun twilight open house to bring the neighborhood together or incentives including lifestyle amenities included with the home. Whatever it is should be unique and speak to what makes your home special.