Every homeowner that puts their home on the market for sale fears their property won't sell or that if it does, it will be for less than they have invested in it. This apprehension will cloud the seller's ability to reason, which will ultimately undermine the sale. People's fears make them lose sight of realism. And that can cause them to act against their best interests.
Buyers today are very nitpicky, and so sellers worry a lot about all the repairs and changes they will need to make for the sale to go through. It can be challenging for sellers to stay calm and to keep an open mind. Here are a couple tips that can help.
Everyone you talk to is going to give advice on how much it should sell for and the best approach to use to sell your home. Taking too many opinions into account can rub a seller's nerves raw, especially when the opinions come from people who lack expertise. If you have questions or concerns about the information given to you by your real estate agent, you should feel very comfortable getting a second opinion from another real estate agent in your area.
Take a few minutes to jot down your concerns. Once you have the list together, outline action steps to take should you face these challenges along the way. For peace of mind, create a 'what if' plan so that if these fears are realized you are in a position to execute your action plan.
If the anxiety is starting to get the best of you, set aside some time each day for stress management. Be it having a focused conversation with your spouse on how the sale of your home is progressing. Or engaging in physical activity such as exercise, yoga or mediation.
Most of all staying positive and believing it will sale will keep things in check for you along the journey of putting a SOLD sign on your home and finding your next dream home.