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Selling Your Home? How To Take The Stress Out Of It

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I get it. I don’t think anyone’s idea of fun would be to move house. Yes, it will be exciting for a small part of it. The idea of a new place, the next chapter in your life and the adventures you might have in your new home. But in order to get to the final destination, you must first sell your home and move, and this is where the stress comes in. However, it doesn’t need to be this way. I wanted to share with you some of the things that you could do to help take the stress out of it.

Don’t rely on other people

Moving home is not going to be the easiest thing that you do, there is a reason why people say it is stressful, and often that can be because you are relying on others to do the job for you. Sometimes just having the platform to advertise your home is enough and advertising and marketing your home yourself could be an option. Systems like SWMRIC can give you valuable information about the area and pricing etc, and often by cutting out the middleman you can save yourself a lot of money in fees and commission. Which means more money for you.

Make your house sellable beforehand

One of the biggest problems that people face is ensuring that their house looks sellable before putting it on the market. It may sound crazy, but you do want to appeal to the mass market. So redecorating your home and making some small investments here and there could be the ideal solution. A more neutral color scheme could help you appeal to more buyers, as this enables them to envision their own things in your home or what they may want to do with it. Also investing time to get rid of clutter and make the space tidier can help to make rooms appear larger and more spacious.

Plan ahead

It is also important for you to plan ahead as best you can and that can mean anything from the actual packing process to the moving in dates and who will help. Packing can be started quite soon after a sale is looking to complete, and a great tip would be to consider packing for your new home so that unloading is far less stressful at the other end. You could also plan the dates you, move, the help you end and whether or not you need to book a removal company to help you do it.

Be realistic

Finally, the best advice when it comes to selling and moving on is to ensure that you are realistic. You need to be realistic with your time, you need to be realistic with your expectations and you need to be realistic with yourself. These things take time and they can be very stressful, so ensuring you expect the unexpected can help you remain in control of the situation.

I hope that these tips help you when it comes to selling your home.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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