If you’re thinking of selling, one factor that might be holding you back is all the preparation. You might be worrying, “We’re so busy these days. How can we get our home looking its best for buyers? Where will we find the time?”

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to make the task faster, easier and less stressful.

One strategy is to get the help you need. You don’t have to do it all yourself!

You can hire a painter, for example, to paint key rooms and other spaces, as well as a handy person to do any required repairs. You can call a junk removal company to get rid of excess items, so your home looks neat and spacious.

When it comes to home staging, again, you don’t have to go it alone. You can, for example, get expert guidance, so you know what to do and how to do it. You can also outsource some or all of the staging tasks to a professional.

Of course, getting help is an added expense. However, that cost may be offset by the sale of your home. In fact, hiring professionals might help your home sell faster and for a higher price, especially if you’ve done professional staging.

Other benefits include less work and stress for you. By hiring professionals to do some or all of the work, you won’t feel overwhelmed or worried about getting everything done on time. Another, perhaps more important, benefit of getting the help you need is being able to list your home sooner. Depending on market conditions, that might be a significant advantage.

So, don’t let the thought of doing all the preparations stop you from selling. Get the help you need.