Tips to minimise stress when selling your home


Tip #1. Decluttering the home

When you move, you’re most likely going to have to get rid of a few things. Take care of this before listing your house to make your life easier when selling. The less “stuff” you have, the less you have to clean and put away before viewings.

Tip #2. Keep Your Home 30-Minutes Away From Being Clean

Showings can happen quickly. You might be at the grocery store on a Tuesday afternoon and get a call from your agent that you have a showing in one hour. If your house is always 10 minutes away from being clean, you can handle showings on short-notice. The cleaner you keep your home, the less stressed out you’ll be with short notice request for viewings.

Tip #3. Leave your home on the Weekends

Weekends—especially the first two weekends your house is on the market—are typically when your house is going to get the most action. Instead of trying to live like you normally would on a weekend, plan a day trip out.

Tip #4. Be flexible

While your home might sell quickly, there’s also the chance it will sit on the market for a few weeks or months. By not being in a rush to sell your home, you’ll automatically lower your stress levels.

Tip #5. Practice a Healthy Lifestyle

One of the best ways to manage stress is by adapting or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Socialize regularly with friends and family members, get 30 minutes or more of exercise each day, drink more water, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep each night and quit bad habits such as smoking.