Downsizing your house is something everyone has to do at some point in their life.
Doing this the right way means having more time and money to spend with friends, family and doing the things you love.
But it can be very difficult if you’ve lived in the same place for many years.
You have a lot of treasures and good memories stored up in a home and it’s very normal for people to feel that leaving the home, is the same as leaving behind those memories.
It’s difficult to start the process of sorting through your treasures when every little object is an emotional decision.
It doesn’t take long to get overwhelmed!
Sometimes it feels much better in the moment to just stay where you are. Where you are comfortable and familiar. With the friends and community, you are used to.
But staying where you are has its challenges as well.
A home, especially if it’s a larger home, can be difficult to get around, or maintain.
As we age, everything takes more and more time and more of our energy, and this leaves us with less time to be able to see family or friends.
Add to this the cost of maintaining a home, and all the decisions that you have to make:
this can leave a lot of people feeling trapped in their own home. You know something has to happen, but you’re just not sure how to move forward.
This is why people reach out to companies that specialize in downsizing seniors. They can take all the stress and uncertainty and give you a PLAN to move forward.
Having been through this process many times with our own families, as well as our many clients, we know we have to:
1: take the time to identify why you need to downsize, and what’s important to you to have in your life.
2: make a plan, you feel confident in.
3: help you start decluttering and downsizing your treasures.
4: Find you suitable options for homes or residences that fits your lifestyle and independence.
But what about the home?
The market expects homes to be in perfect condition before sale. This can be quite a lot of work, and expensive, so we wrap up the costs into the sale of the home so you can maintain your cash flow.
1: We fix up any minor damage, freshen it with new paint if needed.
2: Stage it with new furniture
3: take professional photos
4: Market it effectively.
We do all this so you don’t have to, and that we can get you the best price for your home.
When all these steps happen, one of the most stressful things in your life is taken care of, and you can start feeling good that you’ve made the best decision for you:
the freedom for you to spend your golden years how you want to, not being tied down to a house.
Go to www.justimagine.com to get a free downsizing plan.
We want to hear you out first to make sure that downsizing is right for you, and how our process can help you.
Even if you are not ready for a move today, having a plan means if your life circumstances change suddenly, you won’t be stuck in a position where your options for moving are limited.
People who have a downsizing plan live with much less stress knowing that they have a way forward, to live life as they see fit.
Go to http://www.justimagine.com to request a call back, and get a free consultation on how we can help you downsize to a more livable life.