In 2021, we created a blog post series that went in depth on several steps that are crucial when thinking about downsizing. These steps are also useful for families thinking of right-sizing, or making any sort of move. This post is to serve as a guide, so that those who might need these posts can easily find them. Just click on the title or photo of the post to go to the corresponding article.
First: Sorting Your Life
Downsizing can seem like a daunting prospect. Sorting your life with a lifetime of mementos and memories, and the stress of finding a new home and moving, can make people delay a decision that can make your golden years easier, less stressful and more fun.
Second: Preparing Mentally
An important part of downsizing is preparing mentally and creating a plan of action for the entire moving process, which includes preparing the house for sale as well as preparing your belongings to move.
Third: Staging Your Home
When staging your home, you want to think about telling a story to the buyer. This story is, in essence, “This is a loved and cared-for home where you and your family will be happy.” Each step you take in staging your home will help to create that story for your buyers from the moment they see your home.
Fourth: Finding Your New Home
You’ve downsized the items in your house, gathered your team, and are in the process of selling your home. Now it’s time for the next step, finding your new home. Fortunately, you have already found a team to help you with this process. But there are a few things you should sort out to make sure your team is on the same page.
The downsizing process can seem intimidating, but with preparation and the right team on your side, navigating each step can be easy and painless. If you have more questions, contact the Geva & Jane team today!
Or attend our next Downsizing class- The next one will be on March 24, 2022. Click here for more information!