Selling your home is a situation in which many emotions surface. Your anxiety is through the roof trying to make everything perfect in the eye of the buyer, your finances may dwindle through the updating process, your fear/anger may make you overthink things, and your patience will certainly be tested.

While your home is on the market, you don’t have to wait around for it to sell and suffer from the emotional ride of selling. Let your real estate agent take care of that and keep yourself busy with this list of productive things to do while you wait for a buyer.

Organize Personal Items

When someone comes to look at your home, they don’t want to see your personal life. Get your items organized and pack away personal items for the process of selling your home. This includes taking down pictures of your family, hobby objects or handmade items, and anything else that relates to you personally.

Having a staged home can help you sell faster. It also minimizes the packing you’ll have to do when your home sells. Declutter and depersonalize your home while you wait for that buyer to come along.

Touch Ups Around the Home

Paint touch ups can help you sell your home It will also give your home a fresh look when done right. Little knicks in the wall are easy to overlook when you live in the home, but easy for homebuyers to notice when they come to look at your home. Start with the front door and make sure it’s well stained or well painted. From there, go from your entrance and then room by room. You’ll want to look in the corners, and the areas behind your furniture. It may require moving furniture around, but it will be worth the effort!

Stay Competitive

The housing market is always changing it’s price. Just recently in Beverly Hills, a homeowner raised the price to $80 million in order to sell the home. The intention behind raising the price was to get more attention to the home. You don’t want to raise the price unless there is high demand and offers flowing in. If you’re reading this, then that’s probably not the case.

Keep up with the market in your area and make sure you’re asking for a reasonable price. You may have to even lower your price if the house isn’t selling. Knowing when to reduce the price of your home is essential to keeping up with the competition around you.

Host Open House Events

One of the fastest ways to get a lot of potential buyers into your home is by hosting an open house! Preparing your home for an open house does require work, but when staged right, you can reap the rewards. This will also save you time from having to leave your home each time someone does a walk through. Instead, an open house sets aside one day for multiple walk throughs.