You really thought it would last forever. If not forever, at least thirty years. But now, you find yourself wondering if you and your house are still the perfect match. It’s a great house. The same house you fell in love with not so long ago. You knew the second you saw it online, you had to have it. No other house could get your attention after you saw “The One”. You still remember the butterflies. But now, you rarely feel anything other than frustration. Maybe you are just going through a phase, or maybe it’s time to break up with your house.
The Tell Tale Signs:
You’ve Started Cheating
You used to spend Sundays at home nesting, and perfectly content. Now, you spend your Sundays going to open houses, and exploring new neighborhoods. During the week, you are online looking at younger houses, and entertaining new house fantasies.
What Used To Be Cute Is Now Annoying
Your once adorable kitchen is now keeping you from getting a Keurig because you don’t have enough counter space for one. “Who needs a big closet?” you said. Now, your closet is so stuffed, you can’t remember the last time you were able to close the doors. Your best friend just bought a house with a walk-in closet bigger than your “cute” bedroom. Things haven’t been the same since between you and your bestie, and you blame the house. It’s complicated.
There Are Too Many Walls Between You
Literally, there are too many walls. Somedays you come home, and it’s all you can do not to take a sledgehammer to them to open up the space. Where are the kids? Who knows! You can’t see through walls, so you spend your days yelling their names in order to locate them. Sure, you could remodel, but you dread the mess, expense, and disruption.
You’ve Changed, The House Hasn’t
Your house seemed so perfect for you when you were single. Now you are married with two kids, and you feel suffocated. Why did you ever think a basement laundry room was a good idea? You’ve decluttered, reorganized, and been to The Container Store more times than the gym, and you still can’t make the space work for you.
The Break Up:
“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” ~ Guy Finley
You have fallen out of love with your house. It is time to let it go, and move on. It’s nobody’s fault. You own a great house..for somebody else. The important thing is to handle the breakup responsibly. There is nothing worse than a messy breakup. Ray Gernhart and Associates can can make sure you get through this with the best of terms as a seller and buyer.
Contact Ray Gernhart and Associates or a recommended, licensed Realtor in your area. We can help you get your home ready for market, and prepare a market analysis to ensure you get the best price for your home. We will then, work diligently to find a buyer for your home who will love it as much as you did, so you can both move on.
Now, let’s go find the house that gives you those butterflies again.