Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. For seniors who may have spent a lifetime in their previous home, leaving memories behind and moving into new, unfamiliar place and can emotionally difficult and often, even scary.
Being considerate and understanding about the worries of a senior is paramount. Offering an elderly person moving tips, especially for things like their valuable furniture or pets, helps us build trust.
For some seniors this may be only the second house they ever purchase, so we make an honest connection with them and tune into their mindset.
How we do this is to take our time and find out:
1. Why are you selling? This is the most important step.
2. Where do you want to go? If you're not sure, let's discover what your future looks like to you.
3. When do you want this to happen?
4. Determine current value of property.
5. When to accept an offer – waiting for a better one might hinder your sale.
6. Pack up and declutter – a home stager might be able to assist you with this
For seniors, one of the most important considerations in buying a new home is location. Proximity to family — children and grandchildren — is important. And since many seniors face changing lifestyles and mobility issues, being near good public transportation, medical facilities, and recreation can be a major factor.
If moving is something you're considering as a senior or have an elderly loved one that is, Call or Text Irene at 613-858-1151 and find out how working with a seasoned, compasionate real estate agent can make all the difference in the world.
If you're a senior and not quite sure now is the right time to move. Call Irene at 613-858-1151 and have a chat, but also check out our blog post: Is it the right time to downsize?