The decision to sell your home is not always clear-cut. On the one hand, the additional expenses you may encounter preparing for an open house to wow potential buyers and the thought of packing everything into boxes might have you second guessing that whole moving thing. You might also still be attached to the home you currently live in. On the other hand, a new place to call home that better fits your family’s needs and lifestyle is an exciting prospect. If you’re still on the fence, here are 5 signs that it’s definitely time to sell.
1.) You have too little house
Expanding families need room to grow. If you find that the cute little 2-bedroom bungalow you bought in Collingwood five years ok just doesn’t cut it anymore when it comes to space, it’s likely the right time to put the For-Sale sign on the front yard. Just remember, before looking for a new space to call home, it’s a good idea to create a list of features you want in your new place and add adequate space and room to grow to your list as a top priority.
2.) You have too much house
You may also find yourself in the opposite position. If your children are now adults themselves with homes and families of their own, you may just feel like you have too much house. In this case, it makes sense to downsize and find a smaller home and property. Not only will you spend less time maintaining your home, you’ll also likely save money on things like property taxes, heating costs and other costs associated with owning a home (which means more money to do the things you’ve always wanted to do – hello European vacation!)
3.) Your location doesn’t fit your lifestyle
Although you may like the home you live in now, it may be the location that’s just not quite right. If you love nature and the outdoors but live in a city for example, it might be time to find a better fit. Alternatively, you may find that you live too far from work and your commute is making it hard to find that elusive work/life balance. Whatever the case, if your location isn’t right, it’s time to start looking for one that best suits you. Life is short; let’s enjoy it as much as we can!
4.) You have a new job opportunity
An exciting, new job opportunity is another reason to say goodbye to your current digs and start searching for a new place to call home. For example, if you or your spouse were recently offered a position at a company or organization in the Georgian Triangle and are not from this region, it’s time to start your search for a new place, and lucky you – there are so many reasons why it’s great to live in this area!).
5.) You want to move closer to family
One more final reason to decide that it’s time to sell – to move closer to family. If you currently live far from your family or close friends and feel like there’s something missing, selling your current home and moving closer is always a good idea. To quote Rod Stewart, ‘You can go through life wondering what it is all about but at the end of the day, it's all about family.‘
If it’s time to sell (or buy) in Collingwood, Grey County, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountains, Meaford or the Georgian Triangle, our Clairwood Real Estate team is the one to call. We know the area, the market and how to get you the best price in the right timeframe. Call us today at 705-445-7085!