Maybe your main reason is a little bit different, but here is a list of nine common reasons to sell a house when something changes in your life:
The family has outgrown the space
The kids are teenagers now and mom and dad are moving in with you. The house is too small for everybody and there’s no practical way to add extra space by remodeling. The time has come to look for another, larger house and sell this one.
You got a new job and need to move away
Not only do you need to move away, but it needs to happen quickly so you can show up for work at your new job in another state. You need to sell your house fast to take your next step and get situated in your new home and new job on time.
You’re getting married or divorced
Big life changes with people often lead to home sales. Sometimes it’s a wonderful, happy occasion and sometimes not, but changing living arrangements is one of the most common reasons for a change in homeownership.
The kids all left home
Sooner or later, the kids grow up and move on with their lives. Even though they may come back from time to time, you don’t need to provide them with permanent living space. So, it’s time to get a smaller home for yourself.
You want to be closer to family in another state
Maybe your daughter has a growing family and you want to live close enough to help her with the kids. Or maybe it’s time to move closer to family because you could use some help in your own life. We all know when it’s time to sell and move to another state to have family near us.
You’re finally ready to retire
The time has come! Living within a close commute is no longer your top priority, and you have another place in mind to retire. Selling a house to move on and enjoy your retirement is one of the best reasons of all.
Doctors and hospitals need to be closer
If you or a family member needs to move for medical reasons, that means you may also need to sell a house quickly. Getting the medical attention needed, at the right time and place, changes our priorities and leads to fast home sales whenever necessary.
There’s too much work to do on the house
Property maintenance costs are skyrocketing. Plumbing and electrical repair and replacement, as well as appliance repair and replacement all represent huge investments to homeowners and to landlords. Sometimes it’s easier and more economical to sell the house instead of repairing or upgrading it.
Lost your job
It can happen in a heartbeat. You get fired and suddenly your whole life is turned upside down. If you’ve lost your job and need to move to find work elsewhere, selling your house can become priority #1. A quick, easy home sale is just what you need.