Signs It Is Time To Relocate – Part Two


Shelley Koster
Bartlesville and Grand Lake Realtor

Relocating is a tough decision for anyone to make. There are always the optimistic questions about where you will live and what type of home you want, but there are also the fearful questions, such as, “Is this the right move?” or “Will this be beneficial for my family’s future goals?” It can make any person who is considering relocating worried and stressed.

We do not want that for you.

We want you to be confident in your decision to relocate, whether it be across town or to a new state. That is why we have put together a list of signs that it is time to relocate. We hope that these signs will help to make your decision easier and put your mind at ease.

1. The neighborhood isn’t what it use to be.

Over the years, your neighborhood can become less suited for you and your family. Just like anything else in life, neighborhoods do change, people move on and new people move in.

Perhaps, when you first moved there were a lot of families, but throughout time they’ve left and older couples without children have moved in, making you one of the very few with children. Without other children, your own can feel very bored and the neighborhood could be less enjoyable. Vice-versa, now that you’re older you want a quieter neighborhood, but new families make that hard.

In either scenario, you need to evaluate your surroundings and see if you are a good fit. If not, then it might be time to find somewhere else to call home.

2. You’ve been putting off moving for a while.

Every year you tell yourself the same thing, “We will move out of this place!” However, finances, obligations, and family make you busy and you cannot find the time to pack up and move. It is easy to put off moving, moving is very difficult. But, staying in a place where you know you don’t belong or you’ve outgrown will only make things worse. Therefore, strive to change and make 2016 the year you move!

3. You’ve hit a ceiling in your job and need a new one.

Being from a small town, I know what it is like to hit a ceiling with your job. For many of us, we get to a certain place in our career only to find that the next promotion is unavailable until the senior staff member leaves or retires. This can be frustrating, especially for those who are younger. However, if you begin to search you might find advancement elsewhere. If this is the case, then you have a perfect reason and a good sign that it is time to move.

4. You want to grow your family.

Most starter-homes or apartments aren’t designed with big families in mind. Therefore, when it is time to grow your family you might find yourself wishing you had a bigger space. Like we’ve already said, “Outgrowing your space is a perfect indicator that you need to relocate.”

5. Your priorities have changed.

That farmhouse on three acres was perfect, four years ago when you had time to dedicate yourself to the property. But, now that the kids are older and involved more in extracurricular activities and you are at work a lot more with a new promotion, land has become overwhelming. You might even think you’d trade it all for an apartment in the city. When priorities change, – as they so often do – then you you have a solid sign that it is time to relocate.

If you have any questions or you want a listing of the homes in your market contact our team.

Read part one.

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