5 Steps To A Stress-Free Home Sale
24 Jun 2020
Selling a home can be a stressful process. Disruptions caused by viewings, a heap of paperwork and the struggle to find a buyer can all contribute to this. In order to make your home sale stress-free, here are just some of the steps that you can take.
Work out the best home sale option for you
Looking to sell your home fast? If selling your home is an urgent need, there are cash home buying companies that can take your property off you straight away. You won’t get as much money as using other home sale options, but you’re guaranteed a sale and it could be the best option if you need to get out fast (i.e. you’re in major financial difficulty, you don’t feel safe in the area etc.). Just be careful to avoid scam companies.
Auctions can also be an option for getting a quick sale. There’s no guarantee you’ll make a sale unlike using a home buying company, but you could get a little more money.
There’s then the traditional option of putting it on the general market and waiting for a buyer to come along. This could be independently or with the help of a realtor. This strategy can take the most amount of time and you’re not guaranteed a sale, however you’ll be able to sell you home for a much better price. If you don’t mind waiting months, this is the best option for you.
Take the time to declutter first
Before you put your home up for sale and start accepting viewings, take a couple days to completely declutter your home. There will likely be possessions that you don’t want to take to your new home and getting rid of them now will save you the stress of having to do it later. It can also make your home more attractive to buyers and you won’t have to clean up so much before each viewing.
Hire a helping hand
Selling a home independently can be stressful. For this reason, many people choose to hire a realtor. They will be able to conduct viewings and market your property for you.
Of course, there are many realtors out there and some have a better track record than others. Do your research to find a realtor that you trust (it’s worth reading online reviews).
You’ll also want to hire a conveyancer to handle the legal paperwork – this is something you can’t do by yourself without legal know-how. Hiring a removals company to help with the move and a cleaning company to help clean the property could help to reduce some of the stress of the move.
It’s important that you keep communication with everyone involved. A good agent should keep you informed every step of the way and give you enough warning when it comes to viewings. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone if you haven’t heard from an agent or your conveyancer for a while.
Free up time to focus on the move
Moving day can be very stressful. Consider taking a couple of days off work so that you can focus on the move and give yourself some time to settle into your new home. If you’ve got kids or pets, you may also want to find someone to look after them on moving day so that you don’t have to worry about them.