Ah, moving houses, the never-ending adventure of packing boxes, hiring movers, and trying to remember where you packed your favorite socks. But hey, did you know that there are certain life-changing events that can actually have a big impact on the housing market? It’s true! Welcoming a new addition, retiring and starting a new adventure, or the bittersweet feeling of an empty nest, are just a few! The one common thread is that need to move.
Reasons People Still Need To Move Today
According to a recent report, there have been many milestones or life change over the last two years (see graph below — shout out to you visual learners!):
Despite all the chaos and stress that comes with moving, people still find themselves needing to relocate for these reasons. And when they do, they often lean on real estate professionals to guide them through the daunting process. Especially because of current affordability challenges brought on by higher mortgage rates and rising home prices. A real estate agent is an invaluable partner who can help you smoothly transition through these big moments in your life.
When Buying a Home
If you’re welcoming a new addition (even if that translates to a new family member with paws) and want more space, the need for a new home may be a top priority. A skilled real estate agent (such as moi) can help. Their expertise and knowledge of the local housing market can save you a considerable amount of time and stress. Who doesn’t need that? An agent will take the time to understand your specific needs, budget, and preferences, allowing them to narrow down your search and present you with suitable options.
When Selling a House
Say you’re retiring or going through a separation or divorce and your focus is to make the most out of your investment when selling your house. Totally understandable! This is another place where a real estate agent’s expertise truly shines. Like a light at the end of the tunnel (that isn’t a train!), they can accurately assess your home’s market value, suggest improvements to enhance its appeal, and craft a strategic marketing plan. Cue air punch! But that’s not all, their negotiation skills are a big asset when it comes to making sure you get a fair price for your house. No matter your situation, lean on a trusted professional for help as you buy or sell a home.
Whether it’s buying a house or selling one, these pivotal moments in life can really shake up the housing market. So if you’re thinking of making a move anytime soon, keep an eye out for those game-changing events that can turn your world (and the housing market) upside down! If recent life-changing events have you wanting or needing to move, let’s connect.