Thinking of Breaking Up (With Your House)? 4 Reasons to Let Go

Owning a house is a lot like dating your high school sweetheart. Every so often, it’s forever. More often than not, you grow apart and you realize it’s time to call it quits.

Most homeowners decide to break up with their houses after about eight years, according to research from ATTOM Data Solutions. Folks in the U.S. who sold a house in the third quarter of 2016 owned their homes for an average of 7.94 years.

Hey, when you know, you know. But, one question remains: How do you know it’s time to let go?

We asked homeowners in the Metro Atlanta region what led them to break up with their last house. Here’s what they had to say.

1. “I was tired of dealing with repairs.”

Your kitchen needs new appliances. The bathroom needs new tile. The HVAC system is finicky. Dealing with contractors walking in and out, or going the DIY route just feels like too much.

We’re here to tell you that is totally OK to want to start fresh in a home that’s already been upgraded … or even a brand new home that hasn’t been lived in before. Believe it or not, someone else will see the house that you’re not into anymore, and fall in love.

2. It’s time to downsize.

Ah, your baby birds have finally left the nest! You’re ready to get rid of all the stuff you’ve been lugging around for ages, and live a minimalist lifestyle.

Do it.

We at Knock are big advocates of the minimalist lifestyle, and we’re even giving away decluttering sessions to sellers who sign up to work with us in August and September.

3. … or live a little larger.

Maybe you’ve got twins on the way, or you’ve realized that fostering puppies is your life passion.

In that case, 1,000 sq. feet just isn’t going to cut it. It’s time to trade in for something a little bigger.

4. The neighborhood just isn’t your vibe anymore.

When you originally moved in, the neighborhood had a quieter feel to it. Now? The traffic brought on by all the trendy, new shops is driving you up the wall.

We get it. Whether you’d rather be closer to nature, or live near the trendiest restaurants the city has to offer – it’s your right to live wherever you feel happiest.

Breaking up can be hard to do …

That’s why we’re here. Our mission is to make home selling simple and certain. Want to trade in your house for something bigger or smaller? … or sell your property immediately? … or fix it up + list it on the market to score the most cash money? Don’t stress. We’ve got you covered.

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