Thinking Of Downsizing?
Wednesday Aug 23rd, 2017Share
Have you been wondering if it’s time to consider downsizing your home? Whether you’ve recently become an empty nester or your current spacious home no longer meets your needs, downsizing may be the right option for you.
Downsizing your home can help you:
- Reduce expenses like property taxes and utility bills
- Reduce costs for required home maintenance
- Simplify your life as you pare down furniture and related household items
Work With The Right Real Estate Agent To Support Your Downsizing Plan
Moving from a home that has been part of the family for a long time can be very emotional and overwhelming, so be sure to work with a local real estate agent that understands your situation. Sue Heddle Homes has been supporting clients as a top real estate agent in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Mississauga for the last ten years, and works hard to not only get clients top dollar for the sale of their home but also takes pride in making sure to find the perfect new home too.
Once the decision has been made to downsize, home owners should begin prepping their home to be sold at least three months in advance. One of the biggest tasks to tackle will be going through the contents of your home and deciding what to sell, what to donate and what to keep.
When the clutter has been removed, staging your home for sale will not only make it more appealing to buyers, but will also increase the sale price you can expect. Sue Heddle Homes offers FREE home staging for all clients – an excellent added bonus for those looking to sell their home.
Where To Move After You Downsize
Lots of attention is placed on selling the larger home, but what about deciding on where you are going to move to? While the obvious intention is to move to a smaller space, there are still many details to consider.
- Do you want to stay in the same city or town?
- Do you want to move into a condo that takes care of property maintenance for you?
- Are you looking for a home that has everything you need on the main floor?
- Do you want a home that can be made accessible later on if required?
A financial gain is a nice bi-product of downsizing but is not always the main reason for the move. As the Canadian population continues to age, many baby boomers are moving to smaller homes that aren’t necessarily cheaper, but that will meet their needs better as they continue to age.
Ready To Get Started?
The team at Sue Heddle Homes is ready to help. Contact Sue today to find out more about selling your current home as well as finding your next home that will meet your changing needs. We’ve helped hundreds of clients feel at ease during the buying and selling process and look forward to doing the same for you.