Staying Sane When Buying and Selling A Home in the COVID Era
Let’s be honest, selling a home at the same time you are buying a new one to live in is stressful under any circumstances – it is exponentially more stressful in the COVID-19 era. Even without the virus, things rarely seem to go as planned. On paper, the plan should be fairly straightforward, just have a place to move into by the time you need to turn your home over to the new buyers. Ultimately, planning is everything, but plans are worthless.
If you want to reduce your stress levels, find a place to live temporarily while your house is on the market and you are finalizing a deal on your new home. This gives you one less thing to worry about, as you have a base of operations that wont change during the ordeal. Vacating your home also allows your real estate agent to stage it and make it look as nice as it possible can; this will allow your home to sell for a higher price.
It is also essential that you are prepared for wrenches to be thrown in your plans. COVID-19 has created so many unforeseeable factors, that one of them is likely to impact your moving timeline. If you go in with a plan, knowing that plan will change, you won’t be nearly as stressed when something unexpected invariably happens. Moving isn’t just about financial well-being, you have to look out for your psychological well-being as well.
Finally, while you can reduce your stress, understand that you will still feel the mounting pressure as the important dates draw near. Make sure to keep the big picture in mind, so the details don’t sour you on the new chapter of your lives. It’s far too easy to miss the forest and focus on the trees; try your best not to do that.
At the Chernov Team we understand that knowledge is power, and knowledge of how to buy and sell during this pandemic, while maintaining your sanity, is powerful knowledge indeed. At the Chernov Team we know that whoever comes to the table most prepared leaves with the most, and the Chernov Team always leaves the table with the most.