Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: 7 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Home

7 Reasons It May Be Time to Sell Your Home

7 Signs Telling You It's Time to Sell Your Home

It's time to sellLife brings changes out of your control. Some changes are by choice and needing to sell your home may be one of those decisions you have to make. timing is everything. The important thing to know is to be able to recognize when it is the right time for you to sell.

As real estate agents, we can counsel with a seller and help the seller sort out whether now is a good time to sell or not. Much of it will depend on the home itself. The good news is that we are in a hot market and a serious seller will be able to sell if the home is priced correctly and is market ready and in good repair. Here are 7 reasons it may be time to sell your Clarksville home.

  1. The home feels too small for all your family and all your stuff. You are tired of that cramped feeling and want more elbow room. 

  2. Your family size has shrunk and you don't need such a roomy house any longer.

  3. You are spending too much time commuting and it's time to reclaim part of your day and move closer to work, friends, family and activities. You may have been offered a transfer, so it's time to go and grow.

  4. You work hard and you just have an itch to scratch. A new home may do the trick.

  5. Prices are up and there has never been a better time to sell and realize a great return on your investment. 

  6. The home has become too much to keep up or it isn't where you want to spend your money. Getting a newer home or something more manageable may be the answer. 

  7. Health issues may require someone come live with you or that you change the style of your home or move to an assisted living facility or in with family. Some homes can be adapted, some cannot.

Is it time for you to sell your home? Are one of these reasons speaking to you?

Do you know what your home worth? To get a detailed evaluation of your Clarksville TN home, click here. Contact The Real Debbie Reynolds to sell your home. 931-320-6730.


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Comment balloon 39 commentsDebbie Reynolds • June 24 2018 03:28AM


Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Golden1 Agents 9 months ago

Good morning Debbie. Every seller is different and when it is time it is time! Position yourself to be of assistance when the time comes! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 9 months ago

Good morning Debbie.  A number of these reasons could apply to me, but I can't find a replacement home at this time.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

Good morning Debbie - some of those decisions are easy ones to make.  On the other hand deciding to downsize might take more thought.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 9 months ago

These are all signs that people need to pay attention to and act upon, rather than allowing them to cause stress in life.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 9 months ago

This gets a bookmark for inclusion in our newsletter !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 9 months ago

Great blog post and I can see why my state mates are including it in their newsletter above!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 9 months ago

Hello Debbie,  I have just talk to 3 people in the last week that have health issues and will not be able to do stairs soon and want to start looking at ranches.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 9 months ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds These are great reasons for people that are undecided on what to do with their current homes. I just re-blogged this :)

Posted by Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637 (REMAX Realty Group) 9 months ago

Hello Debbie Reynolds these are very good reasons for maybe time to sell a home.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) 9 months ago

Good reasons Debbie. We are at number 6 here. House is too big and would love to downsize. May have to build to get what we want. Have  a great Sunday.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) 9 months ago


 Those are great questions and not only for Clarksville Homeoweners but anyone. Thanks have a great day!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 9 months ago

Debbie, great post, and we do hear many reasons for the move.  I am working with many young couples and they are adding to their family and their homes are bursting at the seams.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 9 months ago

Debbie Reynolds Wonderful Post! Thank you for keeping us, and your clients up to date :)

Posted by Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity (Allison James Elite) 9 months ago

Debbie an 8th reason would be that many parts of the country it is a Sellers Market and homes are flying off the market.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 9 months ago

You're the best, Debbie, at taking an issue and breaking it down to manageable bites. As for me, #4 is usually the reason I sell. Plus, it's a good excuse to clean house!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 9 months ago

Great informtion, Debbie! There are many reasons to sell and you've nailed the main reasons to do so.

Have a great week ahead!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 9 months ago

Prices are up in a lot of places, it’s true! Good luck to everybody and hopefully you can get in where you fit in!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 9 months ago

These are all signs it might be time to move!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, 9 months ago

Good points and a timely post. This is a crazy market!

Posted by Ron Barnes, "Most agents claim they're #1 - I THINK YOU'RE #1! (Associate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Georgia Properties) 9 months ago

Good morning Debbie. These are great reasons. I have heard these and a few more.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) 9 months ago

All great reasons and i am happy so many are looking to sell after years of no one wanting to sell Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 9 months ago

Hi Debbie

You've nailed the key reasons people might decide to sell their homes. Moving to be near family comes up often, too, whether it's grandkids or not. And sometimes, like us, it was to move to a warmer climate.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 9 months ago

Great post Debbie Reynolds you really have a wonderful post here .

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 9 months ago

Love this post!

Posted by Mary Ellen Holleran (Holleran Real Estate) 9 months ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds , this is a wonderful post with valid reasons why it may be time to sell your home. 

Posted by Erika Rogers, St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist (Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage) 9 months ago

Now here is someone you would want to discuss this subject with....

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) 9 months ago

Great list of reasons!  Thanks, 

Posted by Jennifer Spanbauer Brodoway, just call jen (Lethbridge Real 9 months ago

Debbie this is a universal appeal post, I remember when my parents had a hard time going up the stairs....Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 9 months ago

#5 is soooo true. I cant believe the prices of homes right now. Glad this is happening around the country. Ohio is the exact same right now

Posted by Jake Donnelly, Jake The Mortgage Guy - 440-781-8808 (Liberty Home Mortgage) 9 months ago

Debbie, you've outlined a number of the reasons people might be wanting/needing to sell, whether in Clarksville TN or San Francisco/Silicon Valley, CA

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) 9 months ago

Thank you for your post. I agree that there are many reasons to think about it being time to list your home. 

Posted by Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc. (Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc) 9 months ago

Congratulations, Debbie, on your feature recognition.

Dolores and I are among those who should downsize to a condo.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

This is great. I don't believe you missed anything including the all-encompassing "itch to scratch."

Posted by Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate (Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500) 9 months ago

Great list of reasons it may be time to sell your home.  I've got a new one.  A client called me last night. I sold a home to her a year ago, exactly to the date  6/29   Her boyfriend who was living with her is now in prison for domestic abuse!!   Ugh!  At least she'll do well in the sale since our market has risen.   Those I don't like selling, but it's a service.  

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 9 months ago

Debbie, thanks for the clear description of 7 Reasons to Sell Your Home.

All people do not sell for the same reason. You gave some great reasons and a potential seller should be able to identify with at least one of your reasons.

Thanks for a great share.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 9 months ago

Here is another good reason to sell: Developers are building apartments across my lake and they are staring into my back yard!  

I don't know if we can put up with it.  Happening here in Maitland, Fl.

Good post Debbie!

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 9 months ago

Great list of reasons to sell  for any market !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 9 months ago

I have known families that have spent generations on one plot of land, and others who just flit from home to home when their rent leases are up. It's really a matter of personal choice I think? As well as your personal finance situation too. I'm sure that people would love to love in a place that's near to their place of work and where things are convenient, but everything is dependent on whether you can afford something like tat or not at the end of the day!

Posted by Nathan Davidson, Successful business owner (NFD CORP HOLDINGS PTY LTD) 8 months ago