Selling a home can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride. It’s one of those life experiences that follow a prolonged period of anticipation, and is fraught with twists and turns—particularly if it’s your first ride. You’ll experience lots of moments where all you can do is hold your breath and see where your decisions take you.
However, that’s not to say that your first home selling experience has to be an emotional rollercoaster for the entirety of its duration. The following are some perspective shifts that can help you maximize the outcome of the process, and minimize anxiety.
It Just Takes One
First-time home sellers often get discouraged when they have a well-attended open house, but the day ends with no offers. You may hear another seller say that their home was sold even before they had put up the sign, but like most other areas in life, you shouldn’t compare yourself with others’ experiences.
Take your time to develop an understanding of how long it takes on average for homes to sell in your area, and use that as a signal that it may be time to revise your pricing or selling strategy. In the meanwhile, remember; it only takes one qualified buyer falling in love with your home. So, don’t panic or get discouraged.
You Have The Power To Influence The Outcome Of Your Home Sale
When it comes to the price and speed of the sale of your biggest asset, thinking that you’re the mercy of the market can give rise to doubt and fear at an intense level. Well, the good news is that feeling powerless about the sale of your home is merely a perception.
The reality is that you have a great deal of power to influence your home sale’s outcome. Only you can take a dive into your financials and determine if you can afford a move up, or if you need a move down, and how much you can spend on your next abode after the sale has been made. And, only you can make the ultimate decision about when to sell and when too stay.