I hear that often. A lot, actually. OK, every blessed time I show a home. “Are these the original owners, and why are they moving?”

I sigh. Mainly because the answer has no bearing whatsoever on whether or not the home is a good fit for my clients. No, the walls are not collapsing. No, the basement is not haunted. No, there is no Hell’s Angels franchise opening down the block.

People move for a variety of reasons: They’re relocating because of a job change. Or their last child is graduating from high school and they want to downsize. Or they just had triplets and need a larger home. Or they hear that North Carolina is a great place to live. Or they hear that Canada is an even better place to live now.

I know that buyers are cautions and curious, and their instinct is to find out as much as possible about a potential home, from what condition it’s in to the ratio of squirrels to humans in the neighborhood. It’s innocent; I get it.

But stop and think about this for a second, buyers: Why are YOU moving? Is anyone asking you? Is it important to the transaction? Does anyone care?

If you ask me why sellers are moving, I’ll do my best to find out. But trust me, the answer will be very boring.

Bo Twerdowsky

Real estate agent, self-professed computer geek, grammar policeman, proud father of two. Opinionated, questioning, intolerant of stuffy sorts devoid of a sense of humor.