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Why Selling a House Is So Stressful in Today's Market

Selling a house can be a stressful undertaking. It goes without saying, then, that selling a house during a pandemic can be an especially challenging endeavor. Knowing how to survive selling your house in the face of new challenges we never could have imagined just a year ago may seem like a near-impossible feat, but the tips in this article can help you navigate the unprecedented times we all find ourselves in at present.

In normal times, the primary stressors of selling a house have to do with the timing and financial aspects of the sale. Not so surprisingly, the pandemic does not change the fact that timing and financial concerns are among the biggest concerns for sellers. So how can you alleviate these concerns when selling your home in today’s market?

How to Survive Selling Your House

The best advice first and foremost is to do your part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by socially distancing and wearing a mask any time you leave your home or anytime it is necessary to be in your home with anyone other than the members of your immediate household. These measures are vital to ensure your own safety and limit the risk to others around you.

Another important thing to remember when selling your house is that any planning and preparation you do in advance will save you a great deal of headache down the road. If you want to minimize your stress as much as possible, you will want to stay as organized as possible throughout the sales process. Beginning your process by finding a reputable real estate agent through Home & Land is going to save you a lot of time and worry as you move ahead. 

Knowing that you have the best agent really is the best way to set yourself up for success. The wrong agent can end up costing you precious time and money, creating a great deal of unnecessary stress along the way. The more your agent can manage for you, the less you will be burdened by any hiccups in the process. Having an agent with the necessary experience and expertise is paramount when you are selling a house

A real estate professional discussing selling a home with potential home sellers

10 Things Your Real Estate Agent Can Help You With

A highly skilled real estate agent will help you with the following aspects of selling your house:

  1. Finding problem areas in your house and/or identifying the need to repair or make updates to raise the value of your home.
  2. Getting your house ready for the market, including staging to attract buyers.
  3. Determining a competitive listing price.
  4. Using online tools to market your house and ensure high visibility.
  5. Leveraging professional networks to garner interest in your house.
  6. Handling offers with expediency as they come in.
  7. Communicating effectively and efficiently with you throughout the process while prioritizing your needs and desires.
  8. Negotiating a purchase agreement that is as favorable as possible.
  9. Taking care of the details of the appraisal and inspection.
  10. Overseeing the final walkthrough and completing all closing paperwork.

As you can see, there are many tasks that a real estate agent can undertake on behalf of a seller. Just make sure you have a great agent to take those tasks off your shoulders. That is not to say you won’t experience any stress, but the right agent can make the situation much more manageable for you. 

What else should you know about how to survive selling your house? You have likely heard an increased amount about self-care in recent times. With all the stressors of our daily lives and the fact that we are living through a pandemic, self-care has rightly come to the front and center of public awareness. Remember that when you are selling your house, you are going through a major life transition. Give yourself permission to take breaks and practice self-care whenever possible.

Most importantly, turn to Homes & Land to find a highly skilled real estate agent who can make selling your house a stress-less process. Get started now.

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