The thought of moving alone could be deterring your decision. But you’re really starting to wonder if it’s time to get your house ready for market and take the next step. There is just so much effort that goes into selling your home and even more to consider when trying to find another home to buy. But until you make the official decision, you won’t likely move forward with any process. Today, we’ll highlight some of the reasons people cite as official signs it’s time to move. Hopefully, we can inspire your decision, regardless of what you choose.
1. Your Current House No Longer Works for You
When you first bought your existing home, it was perfect. But that was before, maybe even a few years ago, and it’s not quite the ideal dream home anymore. Maybe your family grew, and now you need more space. Alternatively, maybe you’re an empty nester with too much space to deal with altogether. Consider sitting down to create an essential list of what you need in a dwelling. Then compare what you need with what your current home has to offer. If there are stark differences, it’s probably a sign it’s time to move.
2. The Maintenance and Upkeep Are Too Much
Big houses demand big maintenance. Some people decide to put their houses on the market because the homeownership responsibility is becoming too much of a burden. Yards need mowing, trees need trimming, and siding needs to be power washed. And that’s just the outside. Inside, the more rooms you have, the more rooms you have to keep clean. Additionally burdensome are the costs of homeownership, like calling in contractors for a new roof or replacing a kitchen sink. Try to review all of your responsibilities now and devise a list of new home features that might present a more manageable roster of tasks.
3. Location, Location, Location
Another sign it’s time to move and get your house ready to sell is location. If where your home sits no longer makes sense or is somehow now more inconvenient, it might be time to relocate. Jobs change, families spread out across the country, and local amenities you used to love may no longer be available. Take a look at your local community, your home’s proximity to things you need, and the people you love. If it’s no longer a good fit, it might be time to organize the moving boxes.
4. It’s a Financial Thing
It’s not uncommon, especially in today’s economy, for homeowners to feel the financial pinch of homeownership. And if a mortgage payment is getting tougher for you to pay, you might be thinking it’s time to downsize or to find something a bit more affordable. Today’s housing market is hot, too, so selling now might be even more advantageous than waiting it out another year. If finances are your driving factor to put your house on the market, you want to know your house will sell quickly and for the most money possible.
Listing Profit Remodeling’s Equity Rescue Program can help when you’re ready to move. Using the existing equity you already have, you can make the necessary remodels and renovations needed to get the best offers. And the best part is deferring payment for those upgrades until closing. That’s right. You don’t pay a dime until closing day.
Contact Listing Profit Remodeling today and discuss how we can help make the selling of your house the easiest decision you ever make! And we’ll ensure you get top dollar, fast, too.