They say, “home is where the heart is,” but what if your heart is no longer in the home you still live in? Many people have a hard time figuring out when the best time is to sell their home. Most people don’t expect to live in the same house all their lives, but it’s often hard to figure out when it’s time to let go of the one you’re in and move onto a new one that can bring new opportunities.
Struggling to know when you should put your house on the market? Here are some reasons when and why you should start considering a change:
You feel as if your home has gotten smaller in the past few years
You may feel like your home is slowly closing in on you. The walls have become crowded, walking through your home has become an obstacle course or you just want an extra room. This can be a big sign that maybe it’s time to trade in your smaller home for a bigger, more inviting home for your things and family.
Your home feels like it has TOO much space
If your home feels like it’s too hard to fill with furniture, and you feel as if you are walking through a cave, it might be a good time to start looking for a home that hugs you. Homes are meant to make you feel comfortable and cozy, and if there is too much space, you might often feel uncomfortable and exposed.
The neighborhood doesn’t fit your lifestyle anymore
Sometimes living in the same community can end up hurting you in the long run. If your children are growing up and the community doesn’t provide the things they need, finding a community that will benefit them in the long run can be a good investment. If your commute to work seems too far or the schools your children attend are too far, it might save you in the long run to move closer and give yourself and your family the opportunity to have more ease and comfort when it comes to growth and development.
When remodeling only offers you visual benefit
Many people consider remodeling as a chance to add value to a home that’s gotten a little outdated. If the remodeling you are doing is costing you more than what you could benefit in the long run, it can be a lost cause. Instead of spending thousands of dollars only to get hundreds back, it might be better to sell a home as is and look for a home that already has what you want. Who knows, someone might love your current home the way it is already!
Being comfortable financially to sell your home
Selling your home doesn’t happen overnight. Often times it can take weeks and months to post the “Sold” sign. Sometimes it even requires a little extra work to attract people to want to buy your home. Instead of investing your money on pricy remodeling, spend some money on a new coat of paint for the walls of your dining room, fix that leaky pipe in the basement and readjust the bathroom door so it closes without making that creaking noise.
You’re ready to compete
If the market for selling homes is hot, it might be a breeze to sell your home in a few weeks. But if the market is slow, it might take a while to make your home someone else’s new favorite place to be. Be patient, many people will look at your home and not want to buy it. However, there will be someone who’ll come across what you're selling and want to make it theirs right away.
These are just a few signs to look out for when you’re considering selling your home. Have any questions about the types of mortgages are available for your next home? Call vLoan today at 1-844-77-vLoan to get more information!