That first cup of coffee, a peaceful sunset, playing with kids or grandchildren… is your house on the list of things that bring you joy? Our homes are no small part of our lives; they influence how we feel on a daily basis. If your home isn’t bringing you joy, it may be time to consider looking for a new one.
Here are our top 5 signs you might be happier in a new home:
Sign #1: Repairs are taking too much of your time and money.
If you’re sinking a lot of time and money into repairs, your home probably isn’t bringing you joy. When you’re troubleshooting the plumbing one weekend and dealing with electrical problems the next, that doesn’t leave much time for your favorite hobbies. Whether you do the repairs yourself or hire someone, there’s no escaping the costs and stress associated with constant repairs.
Sign #2: Your layout doesn’t work for you.
Are you tired of walking up and down the stairs multiple times a day? Maybe you’d prefer a single-story home. Do you feel cut off from the family while you’re making dinner? Maybe a more open concept home would work better for you. Are your kids always fighting over the bathroom before school? An extra bathroom might make mornings easier.
Whatever your specific needs are, it’s frustrating when a home isn’t quite meeting them. A layout that doesn’t suit your family makes daily life harder.
Sign #3: You don’t have enough space—inside or outside.
If your family has grown or your needs have changed, a home that used to fit you may not be ideal anymore. You may need a dedicated home office, another bedroom, or more storage space. Outdoor space is important, too: maybe you wish you had more room for your dog to run, space for larger garden, or room to put up a pool. If your home is making you feel cramped, it likely isn’t bringing joy.
Sign #4: You have too much space.
Of course, there’s such a thing as too much space. If your home is so big that you’re spending half the day cleaning, if you can’t keep up with the yard, if your utility costs are excessive, or if your kids have gone to college and you just want something cozier, you might be happier downsizing.
Sign #5: You don’t have access to your favorite activities.
Activities are a big part of daily joy. If you love to walk in the woods and your home is in the city, it might not bring joy. If you enjoy interacting with neighbors while walking to coffee shops and grocery stores, a home in the suburbs may not be right for you. If you’re finding you don’t have good access to your favorite activities in your current home, you might be happier finding a new home that’s more conveniently located.
Bottom line: You deserve a home that brings you joy.
If that’s not your current home, we’d love to help. Selling to MarketPro Homebuyers is the fastest and easiest way to sell your current home and get into a home that does bring you joy.
Work with MarketPro:
We’ll give you a fast cash offer for your current home just as it is now; no repairs, no upgrades, no inspection, no commissions or fees. You can even choose your exact closing date to coordinate perfectly with the purchase of your new home. Our team will walk you through your quote, including a review of what your home would likely bring on the open market.
If you’re in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, we’d love to show you how easy and stress-free the sales process can be. Contact us today for a same-day, no-pressure quote.