Is It Time to Put My Home on the Market?

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Real Estate

Moving is never easy, but sometimes it is necessary. If you think you may be on the cusp of a move, take a look at these telltale signs it's time to put your home on the market and move to a new home!
#1: Lack of Space
Have you outgrown your home? Are you tired of constantly bumping into family members trying to make it to the bathroom or sharing an office with a newborn? One of the top reasons people sell their homes is because of lack of space to accommodate a growing family. As your children grow up, they will want more space of their own and sometimes this requires making a move into a larger and more spacious home. If your mother-in-law is moving in, you may want to start searching for a home with a guest house or mother-in-law suite! 
#2: Too Much Space
Do you have rooms that are empty in your home? If your children have left you an empty nest, then it may be time to downsize and move into a home that is more appropriate for your smaller family.
#3: Location
Last summer you may have taken a vow to never endure the hot Texas heat again. You may have even been searching online for homes in a cooler location. After weathering the dry heat for years, you may decide to sell your home and move to a colder climate. Moving to a better location is another top reason why many people sell their homes.
#4: Financial Reasons
Do you have high utility bills or a hefty mortgage? It may be time to move from that expensive area to a more affordable community to bring you peace of mind and less financial stress.
#5: Relationship Status Change

If you have gotten married, it may be time to find your first house together to begin your marriage. That small apartment or bungalow may have worked for just you, but when your significant other moves in, having only one sink or bathroom may not be ideal to start your marriage.
#6: Retirement
If you have retired, you now have time to golf, play tennis, go on vacations and hang out with grandchildren. If your current home is too much maintenance for you to handle after retirement, it may be time to move on to a home that better suits your needs.
#7: Wanting a Shorter Commute
Driving to and from work in traffic isn't anyone's idea of a good time. Moving closer to your office is a big factor when it comes to selling a home. If the longevity of your career looks promising, living closer to work is a great reason to put your home on the market.
Thinking about making a change? I'd love to help. Contact me today to learn more about your options.