Change can create stressful feelings in most of us. By nature we are creatures of habit. The habits we form help us create order out of our sometimes chaotic world!
Moving is change, there is no getting around it. Whether you have decided to move voluntarily or your move is due to a life transistion or job transfer, it's still change.
But what happens if you commit to the change? What if you decide that the outcome is going to be a positive one? Don't you think committing to your decision, taking action and then believing in the best outcome beats doubt and worry?
By making the decision to move forward you take control.
Selling your home is a commitment. It's not a long term one (hopefully) but if you want a good outcome you need to make a commitment to the process.
Too often sellers feel that moving in itself is enough of a a burden. They may resent the idea of having to do more to get their house sold. Whether it's repairs, painting, staging their home or packing ahead of time, it can be overwhelming to think of all they have to do to get their home sold.
You know what? Ask for help. It's out there. Take it a step at a time but get started today. Do one thing. And then feel good about getting that done.
- Call your local agent and make an appointment to get an idea of market value.
- Contact a reputable handyman or contractor to take care of any repairs
- Ask your agent or google "home staging" in your town and find a home stager to help you organize and present your home in it's best light.
- Start packing
- Set a date to reward yourself for all your hard work. Each time you accomplish one step give yourself a little treat!
Think of the times you committed to something and followed through. Now remember a time when you didn't decide or didn't make a plan. What happened?
Once you decide, and act and believe in the outcome, results follow.
You can sell your home. Commit to the change and watch what happens!