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To answer this question honestly, you need information that is accurate and meaningful. Humans, patterns, taste, and architecturally speaking, homes evolve over time. From what you paid, or how much it was worth when you first acquired your home to now, will depend on today’s market and what the buyer is willing to spend.


Our need for square footage, number of bedrooms, baths, garage spaces, location, wall colors or textures, flooring, windows, window treatments, and age for electrical components, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning ages and changes over time. People age too. As in fashion, one day you’re in; the next day you’re out. With the current job market, you may still be employed or not. Perhaps you are fortunate enough to still have a job but are you now working out of your home or living on unemployment? To many people, school districts was a deciding factor. Life changes and we do too.


Over the span of time, evolution has changed the way people live, work, or retire. Deviations from the norm requires careful analysis. Facing reality and gathering information applicable to our own individual needs supplies the data we need to know to make important decisions about where we live.


The fact that you’re reading this now tells me you are interested in how much your property is worth. Will buyers appreciate all that you have done; or would they desire, "as is," nothing new has been done? To most people, cost and the bottom line matters. The human brain is always processing information about what’s new, what’s old, what needs to be done, and questions are asked, am I happier staying where I am or is there something better? Whether you need to move or have to move because of personal reasons, there are questions that need to be answered and only you can answer what you can or can’t afford to do.  


Knowledge is gained when you trust the right people who are credible to answer the right questions and who can guide you with statistics and information, specific to your individual needs. Making an informed decision must be specific to what's best for you. Our actions are driven by knowledge and understanding about what is applicable to us. If I can be that person to you, and you’re currently living or planning to move to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, please contact me. Searching the Internet can be helpful, but information in Cyberland can be confusing, obsolete, and misguiding.


As every year goes by, time changes, the market changes, people change. What's put out on the Internet may never go away, and may never be current or right. Having pertinent and accurate knowledge is powerful; and it helps you to figure out what should be done. If you are a homeowner, or a first-time buyer, you need reliable information from someone licensed to buy and sell real estate. In the State of Texas, to be licensed, I am required to be background checked, and fingerprinted. Experience and knowledge do make a difference. If I can be that person for you, please give me a chance to discuss further  ---Patricia Feager

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MBA (University of Dallas)
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 





Comments (34)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - if I had your beautiful home in Montana, I would live happily ever after! You made wise decisions! I'm happy for you. 

Jan 28, 2022 10:38 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Patricia Kennedy - I am in a similar boat. Although my house would not sell in the millions, I still wouldn't be able to afford to buy it. Today's market is very different! I wish you all the best and want to say, I'm happy to see you back on ActiveRain! 

Jan 28, 2022 10:40 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think I would, I really like my home!  It is not perfect and if I were to ever buy a different home I would make sure that I got a home with the things that my home doesn't have, but for the most part, I love my home!

Jan 29, 2022 04:35 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

It is a very good question to ponder Patricia. In early years of plummeting prices after buying I would say no. In later years in a sellers market with appreciation of value I would say yes mixed with no with terrible property taxes. In general, the answer is circumstances, job, time of life, outgrowing size, etc. Most buyers are emotionally excited to buy and sellers just want to get out and it is financial.

Jan 29, 2022 04:38 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - the question you ask in your post title is definitely a good real estate conversation starter.   Where it leads can be quite informative.  For those sharing their thoughts as well as the one listening.  

Jan 29, 2022 05:29 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Excellent post Patricia.  A professional's guidance and counsel is very difficult to put a price tag on.  Priceless?  Certainly more valuable than is many time given credit for.  Of course I imagine that the case for most professions.  Mark

Jan 29, 2022 05:40 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We made a good decision with our home purchase.

However, if we had purchased a larger home, our equity would be more.

Jan 29, 2022 05:52 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Brian England - Good for you! Life changes and so do circumstances. In the meantime, enjoy what you have and live life to the fullest if you can!

Jan 29, 2022 07:14 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gary Woltal - very true! I bought my home years ago during a seller's market. I did not get everything I wanted but at the time I was happy. As years went by and I became a real estate agent, I revisited some of those houses and neighborhoods I really wanted and even had an opportunity or two to see them when they went on the market years later. In each case, I asked myself, what were you thinking? I realized I can't turn back the hands of time and so I began the process of getting ready to sell but that day never came in sync with what I was going through at those times. 

Jan 29, 2022 07:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh absolutely, Patricia! And now that I think about it, there isn't a single home I've owned that I wouldn't be willing to buy again and in live in again.

Jan 29, 2022 07:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I was very careful with that lead in question by using it in my Title. The premise was to engage consumers or in this case, the professionals in this business. As a result, I will continue to use that question when I give my listing presentations. Thank you for your thoughts and answers. 

Jan 29, 2022 07:20 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thank you, Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - When it comes to buying or selling, we, as the professional need to hear what's important to the clients. Sharp ears and getting them on course in the right direction to fulfill their goals is a commitment to our fiduciary responsibility. 

Jan 29, 2022 07:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - at the time you made your decision, it was the best option. Equity is something to consider when purchasing a home. 

Jan 29, 2022 07:24 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - When you find a home you like and make it your own and life is good, it's hard to consider living anywhere else. For some people, life isn't kind and tough decisions have to be made. From what I learned about you, life has been very good and I hope it continues. You're an inspiration. 

Jan 29, 2022 07:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP hi Patricia... of course, I come from the school of thought that it's up to each of us to make the best of our lives... that's what makes life good. We've all experienced hard times and have had to make tough decisions... it's how you deal with those situations that determines if life is good or not.

Jan 29, 2022 07:35 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Very interesting question!  I do think some sellers have blinders on when it comes to that question--if their home needs a lot of deferred maintenance.  

Jan 29, 2022 09:29 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Every one of my homes has been the perfect one for us at the time. I wouldn't change a thing about which ones and when we bought them.

Jan 29, 2022 09:48 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Thank you for this interesting post Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP  ... As I think of all the homes I have owned ... I would buy all of them again.  Each one served it's purpose for what was needed in my life at the time.  So if and when I buy again it will be for the final home before I GO HOME.

Jan 29, 2022 09:51 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

you bring up a lot of good points worth thinking about. Needs change over time.

Jan 29, 2022 10:58 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD
federalfinanciallawgroup.com - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

this is  a really good question!!! I honestly cannot answer it...my second homes...yes but the primary...not really sure

Jan 29, 2022 08:51 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR - It's kind of like getting too comfortable with an old pair of shoes or slippers. If that's all you have, you really don't know how good your feet can look and feel with something new until you slip them on and see/feel the difference! It's wonderful to hear from you! You made my day!!!

Sharon Tara - I do remember some of your posts when you were looking to buy and I recall thinking to myself, Sharon has an eagle eye!!!

Diana Dahlberg - I like what you had to say - "each one served its purpose." That is very, very true! You reminded me of why my mother wouldn't move out of the house I grew up in and where we all lived as a family. One by one, my siblings and I moved out and got married. Our parents stayed. But after my dad passed away, we all tried to persuade our mother to move but she said no. By then, not only was she comfortable she was attached to the neighbors who she knew all those years from when I was small! Plus, because she didn't drive, she only shopped local and got to know them all, very, very well! In other words, she was established in an established environment. It wasn't until she fell and broke her femur bone and we found out she had cancer, that my sister who lived closest brought her from the hospital to her home and where my mother lived until she passed away. But she always wanted to go back home. 

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - Needs of our own and needs imposed by how a city or town runs (property taxes/insurance, infrastructure too) can definitely change. That is something everyone needs to evaluate by themselves.

 Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - only by honestly reflecting and answering your own questions can wise decisions become more realistic. Coming to fruition with plans is another thing and that's why it's so important to really sit down and think about what is best for you and what will it cost. Thank you.



Jan 30, 2022 04:20 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you for sharing. I'm sorry for your loss, but the story I'm sure brings you good memories. May she rest in peace... in her final home and resting place.

Jan 30, 2022 09:05 AM