Tips on handling “House Karma” in Today’s Lakeland Florida Real Estate Market
I’m sure it is not easy for you worrying about the sale of your home with the housing market in turmoil and the crisis in the economy. Even when it is a “seller’s market”, the stress of finding a new place fast or worry about how to make the transition work. How do you handle the “house karma” – a term that real estate agents use widely – anxiety about selling your home?
Home buyers will be looking at houses in any real estate market, whether it is a seller’s, buyer’s or balanced market. When it comes to home selling there always be stress, from choosing the right real estate agent, preparing the home for sale, during showings, negotiations, inspections until closing. We call it selling anxiety or “house karma”.
Let me give you some suggestions for “house karma” – selling anxiety.
Count to ten…… this may help but honestly surrounding yourself with an agent who is calm and collected, who can handle stress very well and has been there, hence gone through past recession is by far the best suggestion to alleviate stress and greatly improve your chances of a smooth sale. Real Estate Agents, whose income depend solely on commissions from selling your home are as equally stressed as the property owner who is trying to sell the home. This can only sum up to more stress which amounts to an unsuccessful sale.
Exercise regularly is a great stress reliever – a great workout constitutes to optimism and positive attitude. Take a walk around our beautiful Lake Hollingsworth – it takes about one hour and bring water to quench your thirst.
Harmony within the household – aim for a sense of normalcy, allowing children their playtime as long as they agree to put their toys back before a showing.
Disappear for showings – homeowners still believe that being present at the time of showing could be positive knowing all the ins’ and outs’ of the home. However, prospective buyers mostly feel uncomfortable and nervous when the seller is present, making it hard for them to imagine the home as their own. Consider visiting friends or go watch a movie at the theater to relief anxiety at our newly Cobb Theater at Lakeside Village.
Leave for a weekend getaway – getting out of town works wonders and is an excellent stress reliever when selling your home. You don’t have to take your property off the market while you are taking a break. In this day and age where cell phones, emails and texting are as common as food, a skilled listing agents should have no reason they can’t reach you promptly to keep the communication line open and discuss offers coming in while you’re away.