Yes, buying and selling your home can be very stressful, especially if it is your first time doing so. There are so many factors to consider and so much paperwork! But the benefits are ultimately worth it otherwise no one would be doing it. There are many things you can do to reduce or mitigate the stress, but I don’t think it can be eliminated entirely.
Firstly, you need to get prepared. You need to do some homework, do some research and get in touch with ME (949.525.5905). You will need to figure out what your goals and needs are and what your resources are to achieve them. Educating yourself and talking to an experienced agent who is on your side will go a long way to reduce the stress of buying and selling.
Good communication with your agent is also key. You are the boss, and so don’t be afraid of speaking your mind and asking questions. This will help you to feel more in control of the process and therefore more in control and ultimately happy with the outcome.
Trust your gut. When in doubt, it is often good to check in with your own gut instincts about something. if something seems amiss or if something seems like the right thing to do, then explore that option, ask questions and/or ultimately act on that instinct. Again, this puts you more in control and playing a bigger part of the process.
Do some work, physical and mental. Crunch numbers, make repairs to a home, get pre-approved for a loan, drive through neighborhoods, talk to trusted professionals, etc. Be proactive.
Definitely take a time out from the process. Try not to stress each moment about every detail. Walk away from the endeavor and then come back to it refreshed and hopefully more confident and with a better perspective. You may also need to walk away from people who are negative or who are giving you advice that you know is wrong.
Try to find enjoyment in the process. Shopping for a home can be fun. Listen to the positive feedback you get from buyers looking at your home for sale. Take pride in the equity you have built up. Look forward to a new dream home or a better life in a new home. Consider all you have learned from buying and selling and how far you have come to get to this point in your life.
So take a deep breath and give me a call. I can help reduce the stress of buying and selling, or at the very least be a sounding board for you as you stress out. I am here for you!