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Manage Your Expectations When Selling Your Home

Image of a house with a "for sale" signSelling your home can be stressful. You may feel anxious, angry, or even sad at times. Physical manifestations of this stress may appear as fatigue, snapping at others for no reason, or headaches. No matter how stress affects you, it’s never enjoyable. However, you can take steps to manage this stress before it occurs, which will help you have a more enjoyable home sale.

One of the ways to keep home selling stress under control is to manage your expectations about the sale. First, let’s be clear: You should definitely have goals and expectations when selling your home. Those are obviously very important for a successful sale. The key is to make sure your goals and expectations are realistic, based on the market conditions.

One thing to consider is to focus on price ranges, rather than specific numbers. For example, rather than get fixated on a final selling price, think of an acceptable range that enables you to meet your goals. Sometimes people get so focused on a singular sales price that being off that number by even a few hundred dollars seems like failure to them and causes unnecessary stress.

Image of a house shaped key chain with hearts around itTo determine your range, look at other homes that have sold in your area in the past 30 days. Make sure you’re looking at sold listings, not active listings. Sold listings tell you what buyers are willing to pay in your area, while active listings, especially those that have been on the market for weeks or even months, tell you what the seller hopes to get, not necessarily what the current market will bear.

By keeping your expectations aligned with the current market, your home selling process will be easier and less stressful overall. And that will be better for both your bottom line and your health.

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