Do you want to know the number one reason homeowners decide to sell their homes? And surprisingly, it has nothing to do with money.
In the book “The 30 Lessons of Life” by Professor Carl Kilmer, a gerontologist studied 2000 people in the later stages of life.
He asks them whether they have any regrets. And two regrets continue to come up over and over and over again.
-They regretted not traveling the world or seeing more places.
-They wish they would have spent more time with family and friends. They wish they would have connected with their family more often built deeper and more meaningful relationships with their friends.
Believe it or not, these two things apply to today’s real estate market.
The last few years have been challenging, and people have re-evaluated what is truly important to them. And because of this, many homeowners are deciding to sell their current home to move closer to their family and friends. Reshaping is where people choose to live throughout the country.
Who in your life, a friend or family member, would you like to spend more time with? The only way you’ll be able to spend more time with them is if you live closer to them—the end of the story. It would help if you were in the same town, the same street, the same neighborhood for you to see them more consistently.
How often do you see your parents anymore? How often do you see your kids anymore? If they’re in another city, it’s probably only a few times a year, if you’re lucky.
By the time your kids are 18, you have spent 90% of the time you are ever going to spend with them; you only have 10% left. Is it time to maximize that 10%?
It’s a choice you get to make today. And that choice is, do I explore selling my home to be closer to my kids? Or maybe buying a vacation home would give everyone a place to meet up more often.
The number one reason people buy second homes or vacation homes is to have a destination for all their family and friends to spend more time together.
If you’d like to get closer to your family, friends, kids, or grandkids, the first step is knowing what your home is worth in today’s market. Reach out to our team, and we’ll tell you what your home is worth by leveraging our strategic marketing plan. We will even give you an idea of how long it will take to optimize that value.
We are happy to craft and design a path, a plan, a strategy for you to sell your home and transition into the area closer to your family and friends.