Columbia SC Downsizing Advice for Seniors

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 at 2:41 am

April 29th, 2010 9:44 PM

A lot has changed in real estate in the last 50 years. For the senior client that has been in the same house for all of those years the thought of selling and moving can be overwhelming. A home is more than just a house; there are precious memories of family, friends, special occasions and more. There is an immense amount of stuff that can accumulate in a home that has been lived in for fifty years. It is very difficult for most people to sort through all of that accumulation and know what to keep and what to donate or put in the trash.

Here are 5 ideas that could help if you are contemplating selling your home in order to downsize into a more manageable space.

1. Talk to a realtor that has experience working with senior clients. A good realtor will offer valuable advice about the best way to present your home to a new generation of buyers. He/She should also walk you through what to expect while your home is listed, and everything that is involved in the process from purchase offer to the closing table.

2. Consider hiring a company that specializes in helping people downsize. It is not practical or wise to think you will be able to bring all of your possessions into your new home. Moving is the perfect opportunity to weed out the clutter from the jewels. There are also some innovative ways to save your memories without keeping the actual item associated with the memory.

3. Talk to someone that has already gone through the process. It is helpful to hear other people talk about how they solved and dealt with the same issues you are currently facing. You may feel more confident that you are on the right track.

4. Enlist the help of your family if possible. There are probably a lot of items in your home that belong to your grown kids. Ask them to go through the items and take the things that they want. They should make the decision whether it is something they want to save or not.

5. This can be a very stressful time. Try to keep a positive attitude. Nobody likes change, but usually with change comes new opportunities. Think about the advantages of downsizing and the reason you wanted to do it in the first place.

There are a lot of different housing options available to a senior that would like to downsize. Your realtor should be able to find the type of community that will best suit your new life style.

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