As we age, we naturally experience changes in our personal health and our ability to live the way we did in our youth. It is when people realize that they need to start thinking about personal care needs for themselves or a spouse that they contact us for this type of move. For this group of clients, moving means simplifying and making preparations for future care needs and support.
Typically looking to sell a large home or one that has (or will in the future) become unmanageable, they either buy or lease a property requiring minimal maintenance. Accessibility features and a community close in proximity to quality healthcare and family members are important.
Fortunately, there are many more options for people planning ahead than there were when we started specializing in mature moves (back in 2001). In just a little over a decade, the market has recognized the need for living options that include accessibility features (discreet ones), minimal exterior maintenance, and supportive services.
“Because these sales usually involve moving into a smaller space, there is a lot of residual “stuff” to deal with. This isn’t just physically challenging, but it can be equally emotionally difficult — especially if our client has lived in the same home for 3, 4, or 5 decades!”
What I really enjoy about working with this group of home buyers and sellers is that we can simplify the move by overseeing the entire process from beginning to end using our 5 Easy Steps and Downsizing Made Easy Guide.
Connecting them with our vast network of fully vetted vendors and managing the details on their behalf gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment, helping them maintain their independence longer and make the move with integrity and pride intact.
When it’s all over, they often say, “This was so much easier than I expected it to be.” I love that!
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