There are a lot of reasons why you might want to sell your house. Maybe you want a bigger one. Or perhaps you’d rather downsize to something smaller. Moving closer to work is always a solid reason. At least those are some pretty common and basic reasons real estate agents typically hear.
Let’s spice things up a bit and get real!
Here are 7 unusual reasons to sell your house that are actually pretty reasonable when you think about it!
1) You’re not having enough sex
It’s one thing to have to hide your hook-ups when you’re under your parents’ roof, but not being able to Netflix and chill in your own house is another thing altogether. If you’re finding it hard for you and your significant other to find any time or place in the house that’s safe for a romp without risk, maybe you should sell your house and find a bigger one with more places for privacy. Unless of course that’s part of the fun for you…
2) You’re not Amish
Of course you could always just put an addition on your current house to create more living space, but it takes a lot of time. It can take years just to plan it out and get the approvals, let alone get it built. And it’s hard (if not impossible) to live in your house while the construction is going on. Unless you’re Amish and can rally your whole community to come over and bang it out in a day or two, you could find yourself having to find another house to live in for the better part of a year. Maybe just move instead…
3) You’re out of projects
If you bought a fixer-upper and fixed it all up, but find it difficult to sit back, relax, and enjoy it, maybe you should look at some bank-owned homes. Those places need tons of work, and apparently you need projects to keep you happy and feeling at home. Hurry before you find yourself intentionally breaking things just to give yourself something to do…
4) You hate your neighbor’s car
Does your neighbor have a diesel pick-up truck that he loves to start up the minute you go to sleep, or an hour before you want to wake up? Are you sick of them parking their car in your spot or in front of your driveway, even after you’ve spoken to them about it and reported them to the police? If someone is that inconsiderate, you might be better off moving than trying to change their habits.
5) It takes you 20 minutes to get your mail
Taking in your mail, or dragging the trash to the street shouldn’t take more than a minute or two. But if you have a neighbor who loves to catch your ear and chat you up every single time they see you, it can be a 20 minute ordeal. If you find yourself peeking out the door to make sure the coast is clear before you head outside, it might make more sense to sell your house and find one that’s further away from the nearest neighbor. Just plan to set aside plenty of time (and a different excuse) for when your neighbor hears you’re moving and wants to know when, where, and why…
6) Cheaper than getting a divorce
If your marriage is feeling like it’s on the rocks, maybe you need a bigger house, not a divorce! They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, so perhaps having separate bedrooms could bring you closer together and save you from a costly divorce! If you’d rather be building more equity by paying down a mortgage than just throwing it away on lawyers, alimony, or child support, then selling your house and buying a bigger one may be just the ticket.
7) You want a reason to get back in touch with your agent
When you work with an agent to buy or sell a house, it’s easy to get close to each other and feel like they’re a great friend, or even like family. But once you’re through the process, even if you stay close, it’s hard to find the time to get together on a regular basis. If you find yourself missing the good times you had together, give him or her a call and get your house on the market! And if you want to spend a lot of time with your agent, price it way too high so it sits on the market forever…