Feeling Stressed about Your Real Estate Transaction? Simple Tips to Let Go of the Negative Energy

By Keith Loria

Selling a home, especially in today’s housing market, can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. The process is uncertain, unsettling and time-consuming, not to mention expensive.

That’s why it’s important to take care of yourself and try to relax when you can. Treat yourself to a special day away and put your home selling worries behind you for at least a few hours.

“I have seen many clients who look to me to take those cares away and massage can be a great stress reliever,” says Carrie Nash, a massage therapist operating in the D.C. area. “You can relax, let your mind wander and be soothed by the music as you let go of all the negative energy that surrounds the process of selling a home.”

Women can also take up yoga, do palates, get a facial, do their nails or indulge in any number of spa treatments.

For men, a round of golf is always a good stress reliever. Or they may want to enjoy a night out with their buddies, a game of cards or a trip to the bowling alley. Men can also take advantage of some spa treatments as well.

Couples should arrange a nice dinner, get together with old friends or even take in a play or comedy performance. Just remember not to let the conversation steer toward the house.

If you have kids, it’s important to understand that a home sale is tough on them, too. Plan a trip to a local amusement park or ballgame and take the time to enjoy being together as a family.

If you find yourself getting stressed out while in the middle of trying to negotiate a deal, try to find something to do for an hour or so to get your mind off of the current situation. Try taking a walk, listening to some music, reading the newspaper or any other activity that will offer a fresh perspective on things. Once you calm down, you will be better able to make the right decisions.

If someone has made an offer on your home and you have countered, don’t just sit there looking at the clock and checking your email every few minutes or you will drive yourself crazy. Take yourself away from the situation for a little bit and do something you enjoy in order to take your mind off of the deal at hand.

No one said selling a home would be easy, but the stress can be lessened by remembering to take care of yourself and not letting the little things upset you.

For more stress-reducing techniques to get you through the home-selling process, contact our office today.

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