Stay or Move? 5 Questions that Help you Decide

It can be tough to make the decision to sell. In fact, for many homeowners, it's

overwhelming. If you're considering making a move and struggling with the

decision, here are five helpful questions to ask yourselves:

1. "What are our practical reasons for selling?"

This question refers to what you'll get by moving to a new home. The reasons

could include a bigger backyard, shorter commute to work, an extra bedroom,

a more desirable neighbourhood, etc.

2. "What are our emotional reasons for selling?"

This question refers to how you'll feel about living in a new home. For example,

you might feel safer, less cramped, less worried (because the local schools are

better), or happier (because the shorter commute means more time with your


3. "What type of new home can we afford?"

This question involves finding out how much you'll likely get when you sell

your existing home and how much of a mortgage you qualify to receive. With

that information, you'll have a price range within which you can comfortably

shop plus a clear idea of what your mortgage payments will be.

4. "In what ways will our lifestyle be better in a new home?"

This ties in closely with emotional reasons for selling. It relates to what your

life will be like in a new home. Try to paint a picture in your mind. For

example, you might want to be able to spend Saturday afternoons relaxing in

your bigger backyard or Sunday nights entertaining friends and family in your

larger living room.

5. "What else do we need to know before we decide to sell and move?"

Sometimes people are hesitant about selling simply because they have

unanswered questions. So, if there's any part of the selling and buying

process that’s not clear, be sure to ask me.

Did thinking about these questions help make the decision easier? If you

need more help or want to talk about your decision, call the Jill Ritchie Team today!

Jill Ritchie