Maintaining focus during the home selling journey

by Micki L. Sanderson 07/08/2024

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As a home seller, it can be tough to balance both short- and long-term goals. However, taking key steps can help you pinpoint areas needing the most attention to help you streamline the process. 


Establish a home selling timeline

A home selling timeline can help take the guesswork out of your home selling journey. Making a timeline, you can highlight your goals and when to execute them based on level of priority.  

Consider making a timeline with a bit of flexibility to account for the potential of unexpected occurrences, whether that be a price change or a home improvement. Setting a timeline can help your home selling “train” stay on track. 


Create home selling goals

By setting your home selling goals ahead of time, you give yourself the chance to exert your energy efficiently. They can also enable you to enjoy a sense of accomplishment as you finish a wide range of tasks when you sell your home. 

Goals may include getting professional pictures taken or depersonalizing the property. You can set however many goals you see fit to best fit your needs as a home seller. 


Work with a real estate agent

If you’re unsure about what to expect during the home selling journey, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent. With their knowledge, they can help you identify areas needing improvement and attention and can help you accomplish steps towards your end goal of getting your home sold.  

They can help promote your listing, point you in the direction of other real estate professionals if needed, and help you prepare to list competitively.  

Using the aforementioned tips and tricks, you can remain on track throughout the home selling journey.


About the Author
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Micki L. Sanderson

Welcome! I am fortunate to live and work in the Pioneer Valley!  Before beginning my career in real estate, I was a high school English teacher, coach of three Varsity sports teams,  and an owner of a highly successful Amherst Bed and Breakfast. It was the quality of life here in the Amherst/Northampton area that brought me here with my three children; Ethan, Erin, and ...