By Nancy Hankin
How many times do you ask yourself, Should I or Shouldn’t I stay here, move to a different house, or remodel? I’ve been working with clients helping them buy and sell their homes since 1992 and I often get a call asking me this same question.
Buying, Selling and Renovating are all large decisions to make, and only YOU can really answer that question, but while you are sorting things out in your head, try putting the Pros and Cons ON PAPER and ITEMIZE them SEPARATELY: Stay. Move. Remodel.
When you begin the task of sorting each of these out ask yourself:
SHALL I STAY?
Will I be happy staying here in this home, in this neighborhood, and in this city? WHY would I want to move? What am I looking for in another home that I don’t have here?
SHALL I MOVE?
Have I outgrown this home and do I need a larger home? Or is this home too big and do I spend all my time taking care of it? Would a smaller home “free up my time” so I could enjoy doing things more to my liking? Would moving bring me to a better place? Some people move to be closer to their children. I do NOT recommend that. What happens if you move, and they get transferred elsewhere? Now you are in an area you may not be happy in, and you left an area where all your friends were? If you are thinking of moving, move where YOU will be happy!
SHALL I REMODEL MY EXISTING HOME?
I like my home, I like the location, but I would like to update my home so it would be more pleasing to me and my family, and it would add more value when it is time to sell.
Deciding what you want and how to go about obtaining it, is the most important and first thing to do in your decision making process. That’s why sorting through all the pros and cons of Stay-Move-Remodel are so important. And don’t make the mistake of asking all your friends for advice. Their life experiences, wants and needs are NOT yours. This will only confuse you further, and you will never be happy making YOUR decision based on THEIR wants and needs.
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IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in the Palm Desert Area, try searching properties on the same Desert Area MLS Realtor’s use, or give me a call….or visit my website at Palm Springs Homes and Estates. I will be happy to give you or your referral my “red carpet service.” After the sale, I will send you a $50 Gift Certificate towards dinner in a fabulous Palm Springs Area Restaurant so you can celebrate!