Signs That it’s Time to Move


After a while, there comes a time when people start noticing signs that it’s time to relocate, and this can present itself in numerous ways. The term “we buy houses” is all you want to hear when you’re selling your home, and it shouldn’t be a difficult process. Choosing to move homes is a big decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly – that’s why understanding the signs that it’s time to relocate will help you to figure out what’s best for you and your family.

Check out below the most common signs people experience that indicates it’s the right time to sell their home and start searching to move elsewhere.

Your Home Feels Too Cramped or Too Big 

Maybe you bought your home before you had children or you had different space needs at the time.

If you’re not able to renovate to add more space, it may begin to feel as though your home has become too small to accommodate you and your loved ones, and doesn’t make sense in terms of your family arrangements.

Likewise, a house that is too big and contains empty rooms that require cleaning or maintenance may influence people to downsize their home. 

You Have Big Plans to Renovate 

Leading on from the previous point, trying to carry out big home renovation plans in a small property can sometimes prove to be difficult, especially if there are already existing problems that need fixing.

Focusing on these issues can only make you hone in on all the things that you feel are wrong with your home. Choosing to extend or redecorate your home with limited options can prove to be a frustrating task, and you may not achieve the results that you had envisioned and hoped for.

To get the most out of your big plans and ultimately the money you will be investing in it, a larger home with flexible renovation options could be more fitting. 

You’re Eager to Move Neighbourhoods 

Feeling the need to move neighbourhoods is a very common sign it’s time to relocate – maybe you’ve got a new job and want a shorter commute, you’d like a different school district for your children, or the businesses within the neighborhood such as nightclubs and bars just aren’t relevant anymore for family life.

Remodeling your home to help increase its value might not be worthwhile if the surrounding homes in the neighborhood are significantly lower priced.

For example, putting in $100,000 for a new kitchen in a neighborhood that averages $30,000 kitchens means you most likely won’t be receiving a profitable return when it comes to selling. 

You’re Missing Your Family and Friends 

Moving away from your family and friends for whatever reason is always a tough decision, and sometimes the distance can become too much.

If you’re missing hanging out with family and friends and you’re feeling socially isolated or stressed out, this can be a sure-fire indication that it’s time to think about relocating.

Depending on your work and financial situation, you should always prioritize your and your family’s mental health – and your social bubble around you can hugely improve this. 

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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