They say that moving home is more stressful than getting a divorce. Before you even get to the moving part, first you need to sell your property – which brings its own stresses.
From choosing the right agent to getting offers and going through the conveyancing process, there are many aspects involved that can leave you feeling somewhat anxious/flustered/impatient/confused – delete as appropriate.
No one likes feeling stressed, and for that reason, we’ve decided to do our best to bring those stress levels down.
How are we going to do that, you ask?
With a few tips that will minimise any annoyances that you might have regarding selling your home.
So, why don’t you sit in the deckchair in your back garden, put your feet up on the sofa, or treat yourself to a spa – just make sure you take this article with you and learn how to minimise stress when it comes to selling your home.
Destresser 1: Find a good estate agent
It goes without saying that you need to instruct a good-quality estate agent. Yet, here we are – saying it. An estate agent can make a huge difference and alleviate lots of pressure from your side. Be sure to instruct one who you can get in touch with whenever you need.
Go for an agent that has a certified plan for marketing your property and knows how to get it in front of lots of potential buyers. A good agent will always be able to answer your questions, and never pressure you into accepting an offer. Find yourself the right agent, and you’re already on your way to easy street.
Destresser 2: Get your home viewing ready
We all know that keeping your house neat all the time isn’t easy. But when you have multiple viewings, it is in your best interest to make sure everything looks neat and tidy. Your best bet is to have a big declutter before any viewings.
Once you’ve had that one big spring clean, it’s merely a case of the odd touch up here and there before a viewing. You won’t be stressing out, thinking that you need to get home from work early so that you can make the place look spic and span.
Destresser 3: Keep a close relationship with everyone involved
The phrase ‘being kept in the loop’ comes to mind when thinking about the sale of a home. From the estate agent to your solicitors, many balls need juggling at the same time during a property sale. That’s why you need to keep a constant line of communication with everyone involved.
Here at emoov, we pride ourselves on customer communication and make sure that you know what is happening with your sale. Some of the other parties involved might not be as quick with their updates, however. If you haven’t heard from certain parties, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and give them a call or fire off a quick email.
Destresser 4: Don’t panic if things slow down
As previously mentioned, there are many parties involved in the sale of a property. In an ideal world, everything would be smooth sailing with no issues whatsoever. But sometimes things get held up, meaning the sale process can take a little longer.
Even if there is a small bump in the road along the way, there’s no need to hit the panic button. The problem might be something as little as delayed paperwork on the solicitor’s end. It’s always best to take a calm and measured approach. More often than not, everything will smooth itself out.
Destresser 5: Get ready for the big day
Once the sale has gone through, you have the small matter of moving the entire contents out of your house. Preparation is key here. The last thing you want to do is leave something valuable behind, or find yourself doing last-minute packing jobs.
Whether you hire professional removal people or do it yourself, make sure that you have plenty of time to get everything ready. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail, which is going to increase your stress levels. Give yourself plenty of time to plan room by room, however, and you’ll be ready for the big day.
Selling your house doesn’t need to be one of the most stressful experiences in your life. It can be an exciting time and the beginning of a new journey. Take time to prepare, find the right agent and keep communication with all parties. Doing so will minimise stress while you get ready for a new chapter in your life.
If you’re thinking about selling your home, speak to one of our dedicated property experts. They are here to give you impartial advice and get your home on the property market for a smooth sale process.