Ready to Sell? How Do You Know?

Friday, July 07, 2017


Your first home is probably full of memories. It might be the first big purchase you made on your own, or it might be the first place you lived with your husband or wife. Maybe it's the only home your children have ever known. Deciding to sell that first home and move on to something else is a huge decision!

If you're thinking about selling, here are a few things to consider that might mean it's time to take that leap forward!

1. Feeling Cramped?

If your family has grown since you bought your home, it might be time to upgrade to something bigger. Whether you're in desperate need of another bedroom or want a more spacious backyard, feeling cramped is one of the biggest reasons to upgrade your home. 






2. Think About Your Original Wishlist 

When you purchased your first home, you probably had to compromise on a few things. Maybe you originally planned to purchase a home with 3 bedrooms and a finished basement, but once you got serious about your budget had to forget about the basement. After a few years, you're probably better off financially and can now get exactly what you want. 





3. Location, Location, Location

Think about how your life has changed over the last few years. Do you have a new job that makes your commute a little longer than when you purchased your home? Is a good school district now more of a priority? Are you near the things and places where you like to spend your time? If a new location would make a positive impact on your life, it might be time to move. 

So Now What?

As you're thinking more about selling your home, getting an accurate assessment of its value is one of the first steps! Use our Automatic Home Valuation tool to get 3 free estimates of your home's worth, and call a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices First Realty agent to talk through all your questions.


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