Choosing to Sell Our Home

our first home

Our first home in a suburban subdivision.

Major decisions are supposed to require a lot of thought. You are supposed to mull them over and come to a logical conclusion after weighing the pros and cons. You are not supposed to go to an open house out of curiosity, and decide to start the process of listing your house for sale the next day.

But that’s precisely what we did.

About 200 yards from the entrance to our subdivision a house went up for sale. Out of curiosity, we went to look at it. It was an older home, on a private wooded lot, with a pool, and lots of built in storage. It was an eye opening experience, it made me realize how unhappy I am in our current home.

Not that there’s anything wrong with our house. Quite the opposite really. We have done a lot of work to it and made it our own. From the bamboo floors to the concrete counter tops, we have made it as much ours as we can. But when it comes down to it, it’s a home designed for a family with children in a neighborhood for families with children. But we are a childfree couple, and it is just not the home that’s right for us.

The next day I started asking for recommendations for realtors, and began the search (which is another post altogether). I started looking at homes online. I started putting together a list of wants, needs, and “must haves” so our next home will be the right home.

It is not the ideal way to decide to sell your home. and certainly not a choice for everyone. It is a stressful way to do it as well, all of a sudden deciding to put your home on the market.┬áBut it’s the choice we made and I could not be more excited.

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