Should I Sell My House Now?

Family selling a home

The decision to sell your house is a big one. There are a lot of factors to ponder when weighing the pros and cons of taking this step. In addition to market conditions, your family’s lifestyle is an important consideration. Let’s look at some other elements to mull over when asking yourself, “Should I sell my house now?”

Explore right-sizing your living space

Whether your family is growing or your children are moving out on their own, having a living space that matches your needs is vital to enjoying your home. Even deciding whether you want a single- or multi-story home can motivate a move. Do you want bedrooms upstairs for privacy, or are you looking for a ranch that works better for small children or aging in place? Do you need to plan for multigenerational living, in case your parents need to move in or college-aged kids are returning home?

If you need more storage or parking space for an RV/boat, a home office to accommodate your hybrid/work-from-home setup, or if you need a bonus room for miscellaneous reasons, be sure to mark these down as “must-haves” for your next home. Not having the space that you need could be a sign that you should probably sell your house.

Consider geographic conditions

Is your lengthy commute to work or the nearest shopping/dining/entertainment area becoming a burden? Spending too much time in your car can affect your health and other aspects of your life, so living near the places you frequent daily can be advantageous from a variety of standpoints. If you work remotely, easy access to family, friends, recreation or amenities you enjoy can also be a big boost to your well-being.

We know that researching neighborhoods can be time-consuming, which is why we offer one-on-one personal shopping assistance. Our local New Home Specialists can take your wish list and narrow down your options to save you time and energy! Reach out now via online chat or call 888.799.8322.

Find your floor plan fit

Every household has different needs. That’s why we offer a variety of floor plans to fit a range of homebuyer tastes and lifestyles. Would you prefer to have your primary suite on the main level or second floor? Would you like a finished basement or a covered patio? Do you enjoy cooking and want to have a gourmet kitchen at your disposal 24/7? Many of these options may be available if you decide to put your current house on the market and pursue a new home that better suits your needs.

Not sure what type of floor plan might be the best fit for your needs? Be sure to check out our free floor plan guide. If you’re interested in personalizing a new home built from the ground up, Richmond American’s innovative Home Gallery™ design centers provide homebuyers in many markets with hundreds of options for fixtures, finishes, floorings, etc. We also offer professionally curated homes crafted with care by our talented in-house designers. Learn more here!

Whatever your reasons for asking it, the question of “Should I sell my house now?” is a big one and should not be taken lightly. If any of the above points strike a chord with you, it might indeed be time to look into putting your house up for sale and buying a new home. Whether you’re looking to build from the ground up or make a move quickly, we have plenty of options for you!

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