Older adults deserve to work with real estate professionals who truly understand their unique fears, needs, concerns, and goals - and not just those related to moving or selling a home.
How to To Downsize
Develop a Plan
Communicate with Family and Friends
This doesn’t mean asking for their permission or even input. However, it is desirable and sometimes even necessary to keep your family members and friends in the loop so that in the event you later need more help than expected, they are on the same page. Talk to them about the “what if’s”.
Choosing a Professional
You are likely going to need to utilize the services of an estate liquidator, a mover, a REALTOR, an organizer, home repair contractors, and/or retirement community personnel. Get to know these people and how their services are rendered. This is where your Estate Conversions transition coordinator can come in handy.
Getting Rid of All That “Stuff”
The good news is that you don’t have to literally sort through everything in your home. Focus on the things that are important enough to move with you to your new location. The estate sale professionals will handle the rest of the personal items, and Michele Moon and her team will handle the bricks and mortar.
Adjusting to a New Lifestyle
This step can sometimes be taken for granted. In the hustle and bustle of the moving process, feelings are put on the back burner. Once you’ve completed your move, those feelings usually show their true colors. Just being prepared for this step can make a difference.