Selling your home is one of the biggest transactions you will ever make! It can also be time-consuming and emotionally taxing. Owners are often not fully prepared for the reality that people will come into your home and browse around, often looking inside closets, cubbies, and cabinets. The home showing process can feel invasive! Moreover, potential buyers will most likely criticize things like paint color, interior design choices, décor and the like because, let us face it, we all have different tastes. For an owner, criticism can feel personal when in reality, a potential buyer is simply trying to envision themselves living in your home. On top of that, they may try and offer less than you home is worth.
With the weight of such a major transaction on your shoulders and the varying complexities that go into selling a home, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, and worse, make mistakes. For this reason it is critical that you work with an experienced Realtor that you can trust. You need a Realtor who can help you look beyond your emotional ties to the home, offer advice about preparing your home for sale, work with you to set the right price, ensure you get great listing photos, expertly negotiate your transaction, work with the buyer agent, tediously oversee and advise through the paperwork process and much more.