Fiona Byrne Ryan

When you have difficult decisions to make, it’s important to find ways to create peace of mind. Your home often holds a lot of emotional and financial attachment, which can cause worry and uncertainty to build up in your mind. Instead of letting this build up continue, there are ways you can help yourself create peace of mind.

1. Trust Yourself

You may have been thinking about selling your house for a while, but didn’t know where to start. Or maybe a sudden change in your life circumstances has fast tracked your plans. Whatever the reason, remember to trust yourself. Know that you have your best interests at heart and that you are doing your best. Don’t rush yourself, set a plan into motion, and move forward one step at a time.

2. Know Your Needs

Selling or renovating your house is no small task. Your situation is unique. Knowing what particular needs you and your family have is important. Listening to yourself, and those around you.

Take a step back. Get a piece of paper and a pen. Write down your needs. You may see that your situation is simpler than you first thought.

3. Set Goals

Without a goal to shoot for, you won’t know what steps to take. To create a goal that truly meets your needs, you’ll need to start by breaking down your situation. There are important aspects you need to take into account when setting up your goals. Here are some tools you can use when setting your goals:

  • Be specific about what you want
    • You want a certain price for your house
    • Have a date in mind
    • Know your next move
  • Set easily achievable goals
    • Be sure that your goal can be achieved. Creating a goal that is not easily attainable is setting yourself up for failure
    • Realistic price, and timeline

4. Create a Checklist

Move towards your goal. Create a checklist. Setting out the steps you need to make to move forward helps create positivity during a difficult time. To create your checklist, reach out to a Real Estate Professional. This is the first step in your checklist!

Our Easy Transition Plan sets out these steps for you. Easing your mind and helping you to move forward.

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5. Find the Right People to Work With

Nothing is more frustrating than working with people who don’t have your best interests in mind. This can cause a lot of unneeded stress and tension in your life. Knowing that you’ve found the right people to work with will give you comfort and confidence. These are key ingredients in a life changing moment.

How to find the right people

  1. Look for referrals from friends, family or trusted professionals
  2. Google the company to find reviews
  3. Visit their website to find out their values
  4. Check their social media. Do they provide valuable information? Are they knowledgeable?
  5. Ask if they provide a Free Consultation

6. Be Patient

Don’t rush yourself. Or don’t be rushed by others. Take things step by step and day by day. Decisions with your house can be daunting. Before you jump at an offer, or decide to go with a contractor, take a couple of days. You’d be surprised how a night of sleep can help you see things clearer.

7. Know Everything Will Work Out

You’re doing your best. Be present in the moment and remind yourself that everything will work out. You’ve put yourself on track to success. If you feel that you’re not in control, know that you can control your own thoughts and make those positive.

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