Relocation Reasons

Making the decision to move is not an easy one. Relocating can be time-consuming and very stressful.. Why do people make the decision to move?

  • Families often move because they want a new home.
  • hey may find that they have outgrown their present home or they simply want a grander, more upscale property.
  • Sometimes owners may feel their present home was simply a mistake because it just doesn’t suit their needs. The reasons are varied.
  • There is also the issue of deferred maintenance. Maybe some people imply don’t want the hassle of maintenance and repairs which are inevitable after a period of time.
  • When property values escalate and home values go up, some people want to cash in their equity because they don’t want all that money tied up in real estate.

Job Relocation

If theĀ employer moves, then the employee has very little choice in the matter. Sometimes, the employee may be transferred elsewhere in the U.S. or even overseas for a limited period of time. The decision making process for families may be quite different than for singles.

Military Relocation

For people who make the military a career, relocation is simply a way of life. Meeting new people in different parts of the world can be exciting but often stressful as well.

Personal Relationships

Moving in with a partner or breaking up can result in one or both parties wanting to relocate to a different area. It may be financial reasons or simply wanting to make a new start.

Change Neighborhoods

The social or economic climate in a particular neighborhood or even physical changes might prompt families to relocate. Perhaps its unruly neighbors or maybe a freeway nearby.

Empty Nest

Once the kids have grown up and moved out, there is incentive to move into a house which is smaller or requires less upkeep.


Some people want to be closer to their families as they age. Children want to be bear their grandparents or vice versa. Of course, sometimes families want to put more distance between themselves as we..


Active-adult communities are attracting many buyers over the age of 55. These planned communities target retirees and have golf courses, club houses, workout facilities, week-end social gatherings, back-yard barbecue parties and more, all designed for people over 55.

Health Issues

Physical ailments such as knee or back problems make it difficult for an aging population to climb stairs in a two-story, so a one-story home may be more practical. A trade-off solution for many elderly people who don’t require round-the-clock care is to buy a condo or move into assisted living housing.

Lifestyle Change

This can encompass many different reasons. Single people may want to be in areas where there are other single people. Maybe people are just tired of their surroundings or  they want to pursue a hobby which is more suited to another area. In any event, they want to do something more meaningful in their lives and maybe another location is the ticket.