Do you find yourself looking at houses online, wondering if it’s time to sell your current home? Do you notice yard signs as your neighbors sell their homes? Or maybe you keep updating your organization system, just to find there’s not enough room for all of your possessions and hobbies. Then the memories you’ve created, and all the love and work you’ve put into it creep into your mind, and your sentimental side takes over. It’s normal to feel hesitant and fret, over when it’s the right time to sell.
You may also have questions about the market, and how to know when it’s the right time to call a realtor.
Well, I’m here to help! I understand that selling your house and looking for a new one can be a hard decision. It can also be a stressful process, especially if you’re having hesitations.
So, what are some signs you’re ready for a new home?
How to Tell It’s Time to Sell Your Home
1. Your Family Is Growing
If your current home is a few bedrooms short, your space will continue to feel too tight as your family grows. And why not expand your family into a new space you can grow into?
Maybe your kids are ready for a bigger backyard or a neighborhood with a few more amenities. Make that dream come true with a new home.
Your house isn’t going to magically get bigger and neither is your yard. But there’s likely a budding family that would love the space your current home offers.
2. Your Home Doesn’t Fit Your Current Needs
Maybe it’s time to downsize, or you want room for a workshop or crafting. If you keep thinking of the what-ifs, and find your home falls short time and time again, you may have the validation you need that it’s okay to move on.
It may be time to explore houses on the market, and see if there are homes that better suit your needs.
3. Your Neighborhood Is No Longer Perfect for You
Neighborhoods change, and so do homeowners. If your neighborhood lacks what you want out of where you call “home,” then let’s look at different neighborhoods that may better meet your needs. Originally, the longer commute to work may have been worth the home of your dreams, but you’re finding you miss having more time and freedom.
Maybe your school zone has changed, or you just want your children to be zoned for a different school, it may be time to look into other options.
4. You’ve Wondered How You Can Use Your Equity to Your Advantage
The market has been doing well lately. You’ve likely accrued equity that can benefit you in hunting for a home better suited to your needs. I can answer questions you may have about your home’s current value, so you know what equity you can use moving forward.
5. You Have Imagined the Selling Process
One thing I hear time and time again is that a seller contemplated selling for months, even years before deciding to call. Fear of the process sometimes keeps them from making the leap. If you bought your home years, or even decades, ago, the process has changed and become easier for sellers. You don’t have to worry about pressure to sell, or waiting by the phone for calls about showings. Apps and easy communication make the process simpler than it’s ever been.
From Selling to Sold: Is It the Right Time?
If you are on the fence, or you simply have questions about the selling process, feel free to call, text or email me. Your home is more than just another house on the market, you want to choose a realtor that understands your needs. I can address your concerns and talk you through what the process is like, and even send you a few homes that meet your needs.
There’s no need to hesitate or question if it’s time to sell. Let’s go over your options, and make the best decision based on your situation.
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