August 12th, 2015 1:23 PM by Christopher Terry
The Great Recession is finally over and the Real Estate market is picking up again all across the country!
Many people though, are still unsure about whether or not it is a good time to list. Are you still undecided? If so, here are five signs that now is probably a good time to put your house on the market, as told by RISMedia’s Housecall.
Have you outgrown your space? Do you have a growing family and only 2 bedrooms and one bathroom? Are you sick of using the dining room table as your home office? Well if that is the case, then it might be time to think about listing your current house so that you can buy that (bigger) dream home.
Is your neighborhood booming? Have you noticed a lot of “SOLD” signs around your neighborhood? If so, that probably means that you own a house in a hot market. If homes around you are selling for more than listing price, then it might be time to put yours on the market too.
Are you getting tired of the maintenance? Are you letting things slip that you never did before? Well maybe it’s just time for you to move into a home with less maintenance. Instead of putting money into half-heartedly fixing things, you could always put that money towards a newer home that requires less work.
Has your equity returned? During the recession, many of us lost the equity on our homes, so selling was not an option. The number of homeowners with positive equity is on the rise, and will continue to rise as the market continues to improve. Before you list your home, it might be a good idea to get your house re-appraised so you know for sure if your house is back into the position to sell.
Has your life changed recently? Life changes. Every single day people wake up and get married and divorced. They gain and lose loved ones. They get a new job, they lose their job. Any significant life change calls for a close look at the current stage you are in, and if you find that your house is not in sync with your life, it might be time to sell.
Selling your home is a big step, but we are here to help. If you have any questions about listing and selling your home, give us a call at EZ Home Search Real Estate and we will personally assess your options.
Mariah Terry is passionate writer and blogger studying Journalism at Emerson College with a minor in Marketing. See her work at mariahterry.jimdo.com.