Okay, so you’ve seen the amazing articles … heard the news flashes … and read about the phenomenon all over the Internet. And it all points to one HUGE story: The home seller’s market in Maine is red-hot!  But if you’re a first-time home seller, all the mega-benefits of selling your first house—surging demand and sky-high home prices—may be offset by nervousness about the process. So how do you sell your first house in the most stress-free way? Here are 4 keys:

Hire the Right Agent

If you’re stressing over X or Y, there’s great news: Every single thing you’re worried about is something the right agent will expertly help you with. Whether it’s maximizing your home’s value … asking the exact right price … handling offers and more … your agent will “have your back” each step of the way.

Gain Knowledge from Your Agent and Others

When you make the decision to sell your first house you obviously are going through a process you’ve never gone through before. And yes—that can stress you out. But here again, the smart strategy is to rely on your agent and let her or him educate you. By regularly consulting with your agent, you can ward off stress before it even arises. Another helpful idea? Reach out to family members and friends who have gone through the “sell your first house process.” Their advice will be invaluable.

Making Home Showings Easy

Although it can be challenging to maintain a super-neat house while you’re living in it, it’s one of the most critical parts of the process. So create a system that makes showings as painless as possible. Purchase attractive storage boxes that blend seamlessly into the décor of your living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms. These will allow you to quickly store any personal items. And have cleaning wipes readily available so you can quickly wipe down countertops, faucets, and mirrors. This kind of smart showing system can allow you to get your house walk-through-ready in under 30 minutes.

Take Good Care of Yourself

Deciding to sell your first house will temporarily upend your world, but don’t use it as an excuse to let your good habits slide. If you exercise regularly, continue to do so. Letting your physical health slump will make you more vulnerable to stress. And look for ways to maintain your emotional health, too. Listen to your favorite music … commit to maintaining a positive attitude … perhaps even consider taking a yoga or meditation class.

Whether you are a first-time house seller or a veteran, we can help you every step of the way. We invite you to contact us today.

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