Making the decision to “love it or list it” can be a challenging one, but it’s an important one that requires careful consideration. The pandemic created a unique situation for homeowners. A survey of homeowners who purchased during this time found that a majority aren’t satisfied with the home they purchased and definitely felt rushed to buy.
Many are finding that their homes no longer meet their needs or desires. If you’re feeling dissatisfied with your current home, it’s important to take a step back and evaluate your situation before making any decisions. You could even ask your REALTOR® for some direction.
If you are happy with your current location one option is to consider renovating your home to make it more suitable for your lifestyle. This could involve adding more space, updating the layout, or improving the functionality of your home. Renovations can be expensive, but they can also be a wise investment if they add value to your home and improve your quality of life. Just note that this option doesn’t cure the problem of not loving where you live.
Another option is to list your home for sale and find a new one that better meets your needs. Some look at this option and instantly feel overwhelmed. It involves not only selling your current home but also finding a new one in a desirable location and within your budget. It’s important to work with a trusted and knowledgable local real estate agent who will guide you through the process and help you find the right home for you.
However, before making the decision to sell your home, it’s important to consider the costs involved. In addition to the costs of buying a new home, such as a down payment and closing costs, there are also costs associated with selling your current home, such as real estate commissions and moving expenses. It’s important to factor in these costs and ensure that you can afford to make the move.
Ultimately, the decision to “love it or list it” depends on your personal situation and priorities. If you love your home and are willing to invest in renovations to make it more suitable for your lifestyle, then staying put may be the best option. However, if your home no longer meets your needs and you’re ready for a change of scenery, then listing your home for sale and finding a new one may be the right choice for you. Whatever you decide, it’s important to sit down with a REALTOR® from the Jaclyn Smith Team and take the time to carefully evaluate your options and make an informed decision.
Our team of real estate pros are here to start that conversation with you. Simply call, text us at (919) 813-0123 or email our team and we will schedule a time that fits your schedule!