Does the writing on the walls of your current home say it’s time to move into a space that fits you and your family better? Making the decision to sell your house is not an easy one, but the agents at COListings are here to walk you through some telltale signs that it is time to move.
Over the years, your family may have grown. As your children get bigger, your house gets smaller and you will suddenly find that what was once perfect, just doesn’t work for you anymore. Your children will soon want more space of their own, with work areas or play areas. This may be your sign that it’s time.
Maybe you have entered the empty nest stage and your kids are all out of the house. Are you paying to heat rooms that are now empty? Do you have just too much house? The need to downsize during this stage of life is both economical and emotional. It is a step towards something new with many years to come in a house compliments the change.
Change in lifestyle
Maybe a job change requires you have an office space so you can work at home. Or maybe you just can’t take the commute any longer. Do you find your family driving across town for activities? Maybe being on the go constantly means you don’t have the time to maintain your current home like you once did. Maybe you met that special someone and need to blend two lives together. Life is ever changing and that might be another reason to consider moving to a home that supports this new juncture.
Renovating without return
Every neighborhood has a cap on how high home prices will go. Many of the projects you might take on instead of selling won’t yield a financial return. If you are planning to remodel to make your home more livable, make sure to consider your return on the investment. It might make more sense, in order to save cents, to move.
A flexible timeframe
Property values have increased over the past few years. That means you are most likely set up to take advantage of the market and leverage the equity you have in your current home and put it toward your next home when you are ready. Without being forced to find a new home right away due to market conditions, you are in control.
A changing neighborhood
Have crime rates started to spike? Are barking dogs keeping you up all night? Maybe your neighbors just don’t take care of their homes like they used to. If your neighborhood is moving in a bad direction, it might be time to move on.
Jimmy Fallon also chimed in on this subject. We hope you get a good chuckle on when some of his viewers decided it was #TimeToMove.
If you think you might be ready to break out the moving boxes, contact a COListings agent today to help you start the process.