When the time comes and you need to sell your home, the process can become overwhelming in a hurry. Not only do you need to hire a real estate agent, put your home on the market, find a buyer and close the deal, but you also have to pack up and move.
Plenty of inconveniences are met along the road to selling your home. Here’s a look at a few of the top inconveniences you will likely encounter and how to deal with them.
Searching for and Hiring a Real Estate Agent
Finding the right agent really does make a huge difference. With the right agent ready to help you sell your home, you won’t have nearly as much to worry about. However, the process of finding that agent can be rather time-consuming.
One of the best ways to ensure you hire the best agent for you is to interview a few choices. Friends and family members that are in the business could be considered but for various reasons, they might not be your best choice. You need someone that has your best interest at heart and that will also be upfront with you if needed. Have a list of questions prepared for each agent you plan to interview and choose the one you feel will best represent you throughout the selling process.
Unpleasant Surprises after a Showing
While you hope not to run into any unpleasant surprises after a showing, it does happen. Maybe you returned to your home after a showing only to find the doors unlocked and the lights left on. This usually means the buyer’s agent was distracted, inconsiderate or potentially very new to the job.
You might not be able to eliminate any and all unpleasant surprises, but you can reduce them by providing detailed showing instructions to all buyer agents.
The Showing Schedule
Selling your home will have the built-in inconvenience of needing to show the home. Showings won’t always happen on your schedule, especially if you’re in a hurry to sell. They can be a rather inconvenience, but they don’t have to make you miserable.
Start by creating a checklist to use when preparing for a showing. Then, if possible, take some vacation time from work when your home first goes up for sale. The first week or so will be the busiest, in most cases and you want to be as available for showing the home as possible.
Emotions of Selling
Maybe the hardest inconvenience of selling a home is the emotional side of things. You’ve been living in the home for years and you’re attached to it. It can be difficult to talk about price and what your home is worth or not worth.
The best thing you can do to help take some of the emotions out of selling is to look at the process as a business transaction. You can also lean on your real estate agent and allow them to provide an emotional buffer.
If you’re getting ready to sell your home, a few inconveniences are bound to pop up. How you handle them will make a difference in how you go through the selling process. Find a great agent and lean on them, if you want the transaction to go smoothly.
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