Deciding to move to a new home is a big and important decision. It means listing your home, showing your home, selling your home, finding a new home, packing, moving and furnishing a new home. It may make you tired just thinking about it and it can be a long and stressful process. With the right agent to work with, the process of selling your home and buying another can be exciting and even fun.
Here are four signs that it may be time to sell your home and find a new one.
Do You Need More Space?
Ten years ago, two bedrooms and one bathroom felt spacious to you and your cat when you finished college and moved out of your parent’s house. Then you got married, had a child (or two) and your home stayed the same size and you now work at home so your kitchen is for eating working, homework and free time. Sure you can add on to your home but that can be expensive and take a long time to get it right and you will definitely be inconvenienced in the process.
Have Your Priorities Changed?
When you buy a home at different times in your life, your priorities may be very different. When you first got out of college, you wanted to be able to walk to the gym after work or to brunch on Sunday mornings and now you want a backyard to hang out, a place to walk your dog and room for the kids to play. Priorities change and your home won’t change along with you.
Does Your Home Need More Work than You Want to Take On?
Your home may have been in good shape when you bought it and while there may not technically be anything wrong with it, after 10+ years or however long it has been, it could definitely use some updates to make it the home you want it to be. If it just isn’t right for you anymore and you aren’t interested in spending years and thousands of dollars to fix it the way you want it, you may consider purchasing a newer home that has the updates and features that you prefer already.
Are You Spending Too Much Time in the Car?
You may have changed jobs many times since you purchased your first home and no longer live anywhere near your office. If you are spending countless hours each day and week driving back and forth to work, it may be time for a change. The savings you will have in time that you can do something else with along with fuel and vehicle maintenance savings can really add up and may ever allow your housing budget to expand.
You may have answered no to all of these questions but still are ready for a change. That is ok too. We all know when things aren’t right for us anymore and you don’t have to explain yourself to anyone. If your house is no longer your dream home, call me and let’s discuss what we can do to sell your current home, what you are looking for in your next home and how I can help you make that a reality.
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