1. Managing your emotions - it can be difficult to let go of the home where you made good memories, and spent so much time, effort and money to maintain over the years. Keep in mind that buyers are not seeing your home from your emotional standpoint, and look at it as a business transaction.
2. Understanding current market conditions - it is imperative tofind an agent who has in-depth knowledge of current conditions in your local real estate market, who can not only price and market your home, but negotiate the best possible terms for the sale.
3. Finding the right agent - finding an agent who you like and trust, and who can negotiate the best possible terms for the sale of your home, can be tricky. Ask people you know for a referral, do a Google search to read reviews, and ask for references.
4. Preparing your home for sale - you want your home to be as “move-in ready” as possible. This may require some upgrades or repairs, and understanding what potential buyers will be looking for, so you can make the best decisions in preparing your home to list.