How Time Management can save you Headaches When Selling Your Home
February is National Time Management Month, Spiritual Wellness Month, and National Senior Independence Month. Each week, we'll be giving you tips and tricks for time management, how to better your spiritual wellness, and what senior independence means, as well as a Potomac, MD market update heading into the Spring Market. Read on for tips you can implement today to better your time management skills, especially in the home selling process.
What are your priorities? What is your motivation for moving, when you need to move, and what are your means of moving? Are you just looking to downsize or are you looking to move into a bigger home?
Prioritizing your time will allow you to better manage it. Sometimes I'll think about the tasks I need to accomplish that day and get overwhelmed until I pick up a piece of paper and start jotting down a list. From this list, I'll prioritize what needs to be done immediately and what can wait until tomorrow. When selling your home, you must know that it isn't accomplished overnight. If you're at a complete loss of where to even start? Don't worry. Your licensed REALTOR® will be able to walk you through the process and ease your fears. Timing is a large part of our marketing at the Eric Stewart Group. Knowing the right time to go on the market will allow you to plan ahead even if you won't be moving until several years down the line.
Meet with your REALTOR®, put together a plan of action, and remember that Rome wasn't built in a day.
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As mentioned in #1, planning your time is essential when prioritizing. When you schedule something, you're setting aside time strictly for that purpose. I have a planner that I use for schedules, budgets, and notes when I'm at meetings. Scheduling plays an important part in your home selling process. To get ready for the Spring market, we suggest you call us as soon as you know you want to move! Our REALTORS® are professional, curteous, and informed in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia markets. Making the call is the first step in your scheduling process. This will give us ample time to meet with you, schedule cleaners and stagers, photographers, and to move items to storage, if necessary. If it helps, plan your week on Sunday! Ensure you set aside time for distractions and hobbis so you don't burn out. Don't multitask - focus on one task at a time, and complete the most demanding tasks first thing in the morning (after you've had a cup of coffee or tea!) - perhaps this is starting the decluttering process?
3. Follow through
You likely hear this most while playing golf or baseball - you must follow through. You've prioritized your list and you've scheduled your week. The hardest thing to do now is stick to it. Follow through. If you've contacted your REALTOR®, they should, hopefully, be keeping you on track in this process, from the initial signed listing agreement all the way through to settlement. It can get overwhelming, but the important thing to remember is that a licensed REALTOR® is here for you to make the process easier in your busy lives. Juggling normal activities is hard enough, but throw in selling or buying a new house? We don't want you to get overwhelmed. Trust the process and trust your priorities.
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