Is Your Family Ready for More Space? Here’s How to Upgrade Your Home

Is Your Family Ready for More Space? Here’s How to Upgrade Your Home

  • The Weiss Group
  • 10/13/22

Are you looking for more space? Maybe you’re feeling cramped as your family continues to grow, or perhaps you want to expand your square footage to accommodate multiple home offices. Or, perhaps you’ve outgrown your current home and are ready for a step in the direction of luxury. Whatever your dreams are, upsizing your home can feel daunting in Austin’s competitive market.

It’s no secret that Austin real estate has been booming for years. A central tech hub and a hot spot for all things outdoorsy, the city attracts people in droves, and investing in a larger home can’t be taken lightly. If you’re ready to start looking for your next home, you must work with an experienced real estate professional and consider the future before taking the next step. Here are some more tips that will help you make a successful transition.

Barton Hills homes for sale


Barton Hills is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Austin. Located south of the river, you’ll find everything from lush outdoor spaces like Zilker Park to fantastic eateries, music venues, and water activities. Barton Hills is a unique gem as it offers an unparalleled outdoor experience while still being just a few minutes away from downtown Austin. That means you’ll find Barton Hills homes for sale that boast stunning views of Lady Bird Lake, and you won’t have to endure a long commute to experience the benefits of city living. But, before you’re ready to buy here, there are a few things to consider when upsizing your home.

Assess your current space


Starting with your own space can help you gain insight into what steps you’ll need to take to achieve your dream home when you next buy. First, take inventory of the rooms you occupy most within the house. For example, if you have a multipurpose living room that doubles as an office. Having a sense of where you spend most of your time out of practical necessity versus where you go to relax and unwind will inform how you want to expand your space moving forward. If you find that you’re competing with family members who want to watch TV while you’re busy at work, upsizing your home to include a dedicated office space could be the move for you.

Once you’ve identified how you operate inside your house, ask yourself how you utilize your outdoor spaces. Do you gravitate toward your patio or balcony? Are you running around with your kids in the backyard? Understanding your current amenities will also allow you to work with your realtor to market your house more authentically when it comes time to sell.

Identify market trends


Buying and selling a home simultaneously can be tricky, so it’s crucial to identify the market trends for your current and prospective home using a local realtor. The Weiss Group members are not only local to Austin, but experts in their field. They’ll walk you through the process of preparing your current home to show well and take excellent care of you when you’re ready to buy. To make selling even smoother, decluttering your house early on is a great idea, especially if you’ve been there long-term. We tend to collect things over time, and working to remove unnecessary visual noise can help open up the space for prospective buyers to better imagine themselves living in your home.

While timing isn’t always the one and only determining factor, understanding how the market ebbs and flows throughout the year allows you to get and make the best offers. For example, if you’re trying to buy in a seller’s market, you’ll want an agent who can advise you throughout those market challenges. Furthermore, if you’re moving from out of state, your time may be limited when viewing properties, making working with an agent who knows your goals and honors your time invaluable.

Map out your goals for your new space

You’ve assessed how you’re moving through your current home, and you’re working with an agent you trust. Now what? Now’s the time to map out your goals for your new space using the insights you’ve gained from your own self-analysis and your realtor's advice. If your top priority is a bigger home close to some of the best public schools in Austin, like Zilker Elementary and Austin High, that’s a meaningful conversation. Or, perhaps you’ve noticed that you spend most of your time outside and would like a home that provides access to more green spaces. Knowing what your non-negotiables are sets you up for success.

Barton Hills is hard to beat when looking for the perfect balance of outdoors, fine dining, and educational opportunity. That said, purchasing a luxury property means you need to be able to account for both the macro and micro perspectives of the market. What’s available? How does it align with your goals for more space? Do you want more square footage, green space, or perhaps both? Is it the right time to buy?

Work with The Weiss Group when you’re ready to buy

This zip code is a popular area for a reason, and you don’t want to miss out on your dream home or get bogged down with doing your own research. Instead, you’ll want to rely on someone who is an expert in the market, knows your goals, and can take the legwork out of buying a bigger luxury home. The Weiss Group has its finger on the pulse of the local market, and when you’re ready to start the process of upsizing your home, they’ll be right there to guide you. Their realtors are some of the best in the business, delivering a white-glove experience that will meet your every need and answer all your burning questions. The experienced agents at The Weiss Group will work hard for you to sit back and relax while they get the job done with the utmost professionalism.



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