Thinking About Downsizing?
Are you or your parents thinking about downsizing? You have found the right place to help guide you every step of the way! I’m a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and I also have personal experience moving both my own mother and mother in-law out of their long-time family homes.
Every transition is an opportunity, regardless of your stage in life. With the right preparation, a new home can provide the fresh start and continual enjoyment you’ve been working toward. By partnering with a SRES like me during your new home search, you’ll gain the help and expertise of a realtor specialized in meeting the needs of home buyers and sellers 50+.
I have both the education and real estate experience to serve as your trusted advisor through the unique financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating or selling your family home.
My team is here to assist with every step of the process so that you can focus on your retirement goals while being confident that the details are under control.
I have VIP relationships with vendors and specialists to provide services every step of the way.
Deciding on Your Next Home
The first step is to talk with your financial advisor to find out what price range is best for your new home. The next step is to decide where you want to move to, will it be a warmer spot, closer to family or even a different county! Once you decide your location the last decision is the type of home. Do you want to move in with the kids, Active 55+ community, a smaller home/condo or assisted living. Here are some ideas for choosing a retirement destination.
Start looking at Homes
Here is a link to Active Adult Communities in NJ. I have associates around the country that I can refer you to if you’re interested in another state.
Start with the easy stuff. Eliminate anything that’s broken, damaged, or no longer wanted. Then, go to the out-of-the-way spaces like attics, crawlspaces, and garages. Making progress in “easier” areas will build momentum to go through the harder-to-decide areas. Ask yourself, “If this disappeared tomorrow, would I run out and replace it?” If you wouldn’t miss it or need to replace it, it’s probably not worth keeping. Here is a complete guide. I have a list of local Senior Specialty Move Managers that can help with decluttering and all your moving details!
Repairs & Painting
We can certainly sell your home as-is but by doing some simple repairs and painting, we can obtain a lot more for your home. I have great recommendations for contractors to use and can coordinate their services for you.
A little bit of staging can help your house show better. I have excellent stagers that can help with this. Some of the suggestions would be to remove extra items from the kitchen counter, remove personal pictures from the walls and remove any table leaf’s and extra chairs from your dining room table.
Complete Home Listing Service
I’ll be managing your entire transaction from start to finish and will keep you informed every step of the way. My services include professional photographs, house layout plans, drone photography, extensive Internet & social media advertising, marketing material, follow up on all showings, expert negotiations, getting required certificate of occupancy, following up with attorney and making sure your buyer is keeping to the schedule.
I can arrange for movers, packing professionals and transfer of your utilities. Here is a moving checklist with step by step details.
Your New Home!
Congratulations, you did it!! I have professions that can help with organizing, unpacking and furnishing your new home.