If you’ve reached a certain age (say 55 or older), you may be thinking about moving to a home more compatible with your current lifestyle. You may want to consider:
- How do you feel about making this move/change? Is this an interim move or a permanent one? A transition home before retirement or assisted living?
- Do you have special needs or property features to consider? For example, do you want or need all your living space on one level?
- Will the neighborhood you’re considering meet your needs for transportation, grocery delivery, meals and medical, entertainment?
- Is your current home too much for you to care for and maintain?
Maybe you’ve been thinking about selling the home you’ve lived in for years and raised your children in. It’s sometimes difficult and emotional to let go and it’s important to find someone you trust and feel confident in to share your thoughts and feelings. Making a change can be challenging as we age.
If you’ve already made the decision to pack up and move on, here are some additional considerations:
- What do I do with all the stuff in the garage or basement? If you don’t have a friend or relative to help pack and toss the old stuff, there are professional organizers who can help you. (See the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, www.napocolorado.org – or contact me for a referral.)
- How do I go about selling my home? Start with a realtor you know or who is recommended by friends, neighbors or relatives. Select an agent who is experienced working with the 55+ age group (or who is in that age group), as he/she can help you best. That agent can: Help you create a plan for packing and/or decluttering; help you prioritize your needs; and assist you with finding your next home. Find an agent with whom you feel comfortable discussing your needs and wants. Call me, I’m always happy to help!