The one “must have” during the Charlotte NC home buying or home selling process has nothing to do with money in the bank, home inspections, showings, offers, negotiations, financing, or even photos and online listing info.
Those are all tools and PARTS of the Charlotte NC home buying or home selling process, but the one MUST HAVE for every single home buyer and home seller is…. stress relief.
Stress, anxiety, apprehension, tension in some form or another can seem like a constant companion during the home buying or home selling process. They silently creep in and will escalate (seemingly) out of nowhere at various points in the process. Though it may be more prevalent to talk about the nuts and bolts of “what to expect” or what makes up the process of home buying or home selling in Charlotte NC, acknowledgement of the stress factor is (in my opinion) sometimes overlooked.
For anyone navigating the home buying or home selling process it’s critical to have some stress relief tools and to USE them when the and pressure starts to escalate – it’s not a matter of “if” it’s a matter of when and how often.
Whatever works for you, whether it’s going for a walk, disconnecting for 30 minutes, playing with your kids or pets, going for a workout, having a cup of coffee, even just talking about something completely unrelated to the home buying/selling process and shifting your focus to give yourself a break.
You can’t escape stress during the home buying/selling process but you CAN choose your response to it. There will be a lot of factors outside of your control, things will come up that are unexpected and can easily overwhelm you if you’re not careful.
It’s ok to take time for yourself and take care of yourself when the stress of buying/selling a home sets in. Taking the time to do something that brings you joy, calms or relaxes you can help tremendously with the stress that tags along on every single home buyer or home seller’s journey to a closing table.
Stress is an inherent factor in the home buying/selling process. It’s present at various levels regardless of season, real estate market, location, or price range. So if you’re in the process of buying or selling a home in Charlotte NC, don’t ignore the stress factor! Have some stress relief tools at your disposal and don’t be afraid to use them!!!
*Note – dropping off the face of the earth or burying your head in the sand about challenges in your home buying/selling process are NOT recommended responses to stress 🙂 Those tactics will only add to and create more challenges for you and increase your stress level.
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