|Are you counting the days that your home has been listed for sale? Welcome to the club.|
Many sellers are losing sleep worrying about double mortgage payments, falling equity, foreclosure, or whether they will be able to relocate for a better job, or to finally retire. I hope you are not in this position. I hope you are selling your home for the best of reasons – to move onto the next happy chapter of your life, whatever that may be.
If the stress of having a home on the market longer than you expected is weighing you down, there are some mental gymnastics you can do to lighten the load.
- Tell yourself that all it takes is one person to buy your home. That person is out there now.
- Remind yourself that you have had the pleasure of living in this home for however long you have owned it. Home ownership doesn’t always mean making money.
- Count your blessings. Watch the national news on television or read a newspaper daily to help keep your life in perspective. Half the world’s population lives in unsanitary conditions without access to clean water. One billion people worldwide live in slums.
- Know that there are some things over which you have no control. If your home is priced right, is clean, and staged to be attractive, it will sell.