Sunday, February 22, 2015
Buyers Were Asking: Downsizing Dillema
Downsizing is hard. It really is. That is, for most people we meet. There are so many factors to consider, not the least is the furniture downsize. But, where to go? How small? How do you make the most of the family home asset for longevity?
At times, those questions just become back burner issues and we tend to fall to complacency and shelve the idea as just too much effort. A successful downsize takes time. It is arguably the most important move you will make in life’s journey of home ownership. But, there are options. You have choices, you just need to explore them.
Most people start by telling their Realtor what they won’t accept. Try, if you can, just opening up your field of vision to every option that would be available to you. This is a new chapter in your life and, yes, it will be a change, but, sometimes, that change turns out so much more positive than we can even imagine.
One of the best rewards we enjoy as Realtors is listening to the comments a year after the move about how the downsize decision should have been done sooner. Our worst stories though, are the ones where a home owner stays too long and the decision is made for them.
Take charge of your own decisions. It takes time, but, we’re betting you will be relieved once you have started to move in the direction best suited for you.