When people romanticize about The Alternative being better than The Current, they frequently muse about "the grass is always greener". The gardening reference may be an easy visual but ask any gardener and they will tell you that having green grass takes a lot of work....mulching and mowing and watering and weeding and fertilizing and more.
So when people are looking for their "Dream House" and think The Next One is going to be the perfect one, it may be time for them to look at their current home.
Every property big and small needs the same attention to maintenance and repair so that it retains it value. No one likes to do the little things that need fixing - cracked caulk, missing roof shingles, drafty windows, outdated mechanicals, leaky faucets, running toilets, cracked paint, peeling wallpaper, chipped molding - but these are the things that will maximize the value of your home.
When it comes times to sell, you want your "grass" (a.k.a. your house) to be as green as you can get it.
Maybe that Dream Home is where you live right now.
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