As a former home health therapist, realtor Blake Russell has a unique perspective on helping seniors navigate the aging process and their needs. Downsizing from your home can be a big decision, and there are several things to consider before making the move.
First, you'll need to determine your priorities and lifestyle needs. Do you want to be closer to family or friends? Do you need a home office or space for hobbies? Make a list of your must-haves and nice-to-haves to help you focus your search. Maybe your home no longer works for you functionally? Do you prefer a retirement community that offers meals, fitness and social groups?
Next, consider the size and type of property that will meet your needs. Downsizing doesn't necessarily mean sacrificing space and comfort. You might opt for a smaller house with a well-designed floor plan or a condominium with amenities like a fitness center and pool. Think about what type of property will work best for your lifestyle and budget.
Finally, you'll need to think about the logistics of downsizing, including decluttering, packing, and moving. Downsizing is an opportunity to simplify your life and let go of belongings that no longer serve you. Take time to declutter and donate or sell items you no longer need. When packing, be sure to label boxes clearly and prioritize items you'll need immediately in your new home. And consider hiring professional movers to make the transition smoother and less stressful.
Downsizing can be a great way to simplify your life and focus on what's most important to you. By considering your priorities and needs, choosing the right type of property, and being strategic about decluttering and moving, you can make the downsizing process a positive and rewarding experience.
Blake Russell is an expert Monterey Peninsula Real Estate Agent that has a background in working with seniors. She can help guide you in this process and make it as easy as possible for you. From organization, estate sales to moving day. Reach out today to see how she can help you live your best life.
Blake Russell | Sotheby's International Realty Pacific Grove, Carmel
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