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If you find yourself constantly checking listings online or longing for a change in scenery, it might be time to make that move. The signs that it’s time to sell your home are often subtle and hard to identify, but once you know what they are, you can make an informed decision about whether now is the right time for you. Let me help you figure out if you’re ready to sell your home or not.

Here are five signs it’s finally time to sell your home and move on:

A Different House Would Better Suit Your Needs

If you’re ready to upgrade to a bigger house, or if you’re looking for a specific type of space (like an office), it could be time to make a change.


You’ll know it’s time to sell when you start to feel like your current home doesn’t suit your needs anymore. If you’ve had children or changed jobs since buying the house, for example, and those changes have led to a lifestyle that’s very different from what it was when you first bought the house, then upgrading might be the best option for increasing your quality of life.

You don’t want to deal with maintenance.

If you’re a homeowner, you know all about the expenses that come with maintaining a property—and it can be overwhelming. You may want to sell your current home and buy one that requires less maintenance, or you may just want to get rid of the responsibility altogether and rent instead.

You Have Enough Equity and Cash in the Bank

If you’re thinking of selling your home, it’s important to know how much money you can expect to get for it.

If you’re trying to avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure, you should only sell when you own enough equity in your home to be able to pay down your current mortgage and come out with a 20% down payment for your next home.

You’ll also want to make sure you have some extra cash in the bank to support the move. You’ll want to factor in marketing costs, the cost of staging your home, moving costs, real estate commissions, and closing costs. If you won’t have enough cash flow to be able to cover these expenses, you should consider selling your house off-market.

Having a strong understanding of your financial position will help you understand if it’s a good time for you to sell. It will also help you develop a plan after the sale, so that when you buy your next house, it will be one that works well with your overall lifestyle goals and financial situation.

The seller’s market is thriving.

When thinking of selling your home, it’s important to think about the market you’re selling in. If your neighborhood has sold fast, or if prices are going up, then it might be a good time to sell.

Real estate experts recommend selling your home if any of the following conditions are true:

Homes in your neighborhood that have sold

What price they have sold at

How fast they’ve sold

Local trends in the housing market


Once you’ve looked at factors outside of your control (like how much interest rates are), you’ll want to consider factors within your control, like budgeting and setting a price range for your home.

You’re emotionally prepared for the selling process.

Selling your home is a big deal. It’s not just about the money it’s about your emotional journey as well. It’s a time of reflection and change.

You’ll have to put in time, energy, and maybe even some effort helping to prepare the home for house hunters. The negotiation process can also be emotionally taxing. You must also feel ready to declutter your home and leave behind all the memories you and your family made there. Make sure you’re emotionally ready for all of this before deciding whether or not to sell.

Bottom Line

Always keep your goals in mind, and remember that there are a number of things you’ll want to look at when deciding whether or not to sell your house. Being ready is the most important thing, so get started on the preparations early the whole process goes faster if you’re well-prepared when it comes time to go through with it.


When you feel like you’re ready to start considering selling your home, your best bet is to consult with local professionals who can help you to understand your options or when you have questions, and their advice when they offer recommendations about what you should or shouldn’t be doing. It can save you time and money in the long term if you actually take real estate professionals into consideration from day one.

If you’re thinking of selling soon, or simply wanting to gain a better understanding of the process involved in selling a house, contact me and I will be able to help you along the way.


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