Selling a home and moving can be an exciting time. It’s full of fresh starts, new friends, and in many cases it’s a brand new chapter in your life. But it can also be one of the most stressful times of your life. When you have a Realtor® like ReMax at the Beach in your corner you can rest assured you’ll have far less stress during the home selling process.
Moving can also be an emotional process. There are the children who are sad about saying goodbye to old friends, your concerns about the people you’ll meet in your new neighborhood. Then there’s the apprehension of whether or not you really did buy the best house within your means and will your children’s new schools will measure up to the ones their leaving.
It's easy to forget that moving can be an exciting adventure that will present you and your family with an opportunity for growth and new beginnings. If you’ve recruited a Realtor like us to lead you through the selling process, know that we’re very familiar with the stresses your family may encounter along the way.
It's important to remember throughout the period of time when you are selling your home and buying another, to make time for yourself and your family. Don’t put 100% of your focus on the move.
Taking time to have fun during this process is an insurance policy for your family’s sanity and happiness. Stress can eat away at us during what is supposed to be a happy time and can show itself as bickering, depression, and illness. Any major life change is stressful so be on guard and take precautions.
For the sake of your continued family harmony, keep these stress-relieving measures in mind:
~ It’s perfectly normal to feel unsure of your decision to relocate. Selling a home is a major commitment, and having worries is just plain normal. Focus instead on the new beginnings this move will provide.
~ Trust your Realtor to have your best interests in mind. Ask any questions that come up during the selling process – it’s part of why you have a Realtor. Keep looking forward to the adventure that lies ahead.
~ Keep an emergency fund available in case you run into any unexpected costs prior to selling. If your buyer comes to you after a home inspection and requests you cover a series of repairs prior to move-in, you'll be prepared.
~ Go online and gather as much information as you can about the area you’re moving to. What kinds of cultural offerings does the area offer? What are its landmarks and natural attractions? What would the children be most interested in seeing and doing there? It might be a great time to take up family hiking or biking!
~ While you’re waiting for your home to sell, take family excursions on a regular basis. Encourage everyone to talk about how they anticipate their lives to be once you’re settled into your new home. Be sure to bring up all of the positive possibilities that could take place.
Regardless of what you're feeling now, your home will sell and the move will happen. Everything will fall into place. Journeying into the unknown is what makes life rewarding, so trust in your Realtor's expertise and in your family's resilience, and look forward to the exciting journey ahead. If we can help you in any way to sell or buy a home, please give ReMax at the Beach a call at 910-842-8686.