Your home is likely going to be one of the biggest investments in your lifetime, which means every decision you make around it has to be considered carefully. One of those decisions is how long you’ll plan to stay for. If you’ve been going back and forth about whether you should stay in your current home or if it’s time to move on to the next chapter, here are 4 signs that might help with your decision:
1 – You’re running out of space.
Your home should always be able to meet your needs in terms of space and functionality. As you add children (and maybe some pets!) to the mix, there’s always the chance that you’ll find your current home no longer has the space it once did to accommodate everyone. Or, maybe your career has taken a new path and you’ll need space to be able to work from home. If you feel like things are starting to pile up or that there isn’t enough room for everyone to live comfortably, it may be time to consider new living arrangements.
2 – You have too much space.
Opposite from sign #1, having too much space might also indicate it’s time to look for something new. For example, maybe you purchased a larger home years ago to accommodate your growing family, but now all of the kids are out of the house and you’re an empty nester. If your home is requiring a lot of upkeep – especially in rooms that aren’t being used – it may be time to look for something smaller that’s more suitable for your new lifestyle.
3 – The home needs a lot of work.
Some home improvement projects are certainly worth the investment as they can help boost resale value, but if you’re dealing with repairs that aren’t favorable to resale or are just too overwhelming, finding something new may be the best for you. While some may make the argument that it can be difficult to sell a home that needs a lot of work, we’re here to let you know that we buy homes in ANY condition and will give you a fair offer for it!
4 – The market is in a good place.
If you’re ready to sell but don’t have a strict timeline to do so, keeping an eye on the market may help you make a decision about when really is the best time. When you notice that neighbors are successfully selling for desirable prices and interest rates are low, for example, it may be a good time to speak with a realtor and see where your home stands.
Of course, the right time to sell will be different for everyone, but keeping reasons like these in mind may help make your decision a little easier if you’re having trouble pulling the plug.
Once you have made the decision to sell your home, the next decision will be who to work with. If you’re located in northern or southern California, we’d love to help! Our process of buying homes is simple, fair and fast, and it’s 100% FREE. We’ll make you a cash offer on your home, and if accepted, you can have the money in your hands in as few as 7 days.
For more information, contact us at 661-618-6622 or fill out our online contact form.