Downsizing! Where To Start!

Downsizing your home can be stressful. It's hard to know where to start when you have been in your home for a number of years. Downsizing your home for retirement can lead to many questions that are best answered with the help of a real estate agent. There are some key steps that will take some of the stress out of your next real estate transaction.

➡️Figure out your timing. Having an organized timeline is the first step in planning out your move. Even if you have a long timeline, knowing when you are looking to list your home will allow you to plan everything to work at a manageable pace.

➡️Where are you going? If you're moving out of province then and you can get out to see your new home then this needs to work into your planning. Downsizing your home for retirement may see you moving closer to family, or services that you will need in the future.

➡️Home repair, decluttering and how do you prepare your home for the market. These 3 things need to be discussed once you've figured out the first 2 steps. Timing and the circumstances for downsizing will dictate how much of each of these items gets tackled.

➡️When do you want to be in your new home? Seniors take more time to get their homes ready so you will need some help. Speak with a Realtor who can help you plan this out based on your needs.

➡️Map out your moving plan. Working through all of these steps will leave you with a good plan for downsizing your home. Your Realtor is a valuable source of information so be sure to reach out to them and have them help you along the way.


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