How Do You Downsize in Retirement?


Have you been looking forward to all the free time you will finally have once you finally reach retirement? Did you imagine yourself bursting with energy from morning to night and finally getting round to doing all the things you had no time to do before?

But fast forward to your actual retirement and you suddenly realize that little has changed: your home is just too hard to manage. The chores are piling up constantly and once again you find yourself chronically tired and strapped for time. You can no longer keep up and you feel like you are a slave to your house.

Could it be time to downsize? Find out why downsizing in San Diego is all the rage and how you can jump on the bandwagon.

How do you plan downsizing?

If the thought of launching a DIY downsizing project gives you an instant massive headache, no one can blame. Over the years, you’ve collected a lot of stuff and going through it all to see what to keep and what must go is a daunting, time-consuming feat. But that’s where professional downsizing companies come in.

These companies work with homeowners looking to downsize to help them evaluate and process their reasons for downsizing and plan the process and decide what they want to do: move to a smaller house more suitable for senior living or a low-maintenance condo in Imperial Beach? Your downsizing agent can be instrumental in helping you plan everything down to the last detail and execute the plan flawlessly.

So, the first step in the process is to have a consultation with a professional who can help you set your priorities straight and make an informed decision that concerns your house and your future. Before that, consider how you would answer the following questions they might ask during the onsite consultation:

  • Why do you wish to downsize?
  • Are you in a hurry to downsize?
  • Can you afford to perform repairs and/or upgrades on your house?
  • Do you want to invest in your house before putting it on the market or sell it as-is?
  • What is your ideal future home like?

How can I downsize my home fast?

The fastest way to downsize is to hire a downsizing company to carry you through and protect you from making any hasty decisions that could have a detrimental effect on your financial future. It all starts with a consultation process during which your realtor can gather the necessary information and get to work on finding you your ideal new home.

Below is the typical course of action taken by realtors with specialty in downsizing:

  • Onsite consultation during which your questions and concerns are addressed
  • Doing a comparative market analysis of your home
  • Discussing your options: repairs and upgrades or selling as-is
  • Helping you explore your contractor options, if necessary
  • Promoting, marketing and selling your home
  • Finding you your prospective new home that matches your criteria

Downsizing companies can arrange additional services, such as decluttering, packing, house staging, project management, organizing movers and more can go a long way in expediting the process.

Smoothly coordinated downsizing in San Diego

At Downsizing SD, we know the ins and outs of San Diego’s booming real estate market and we make it our business to spare you the stress and frustration that otherwise comes with downsizing, easing you through the transition. In a house better suited to your needs, you will enjoy a better quality of life. We can also handle everything in between.

Our team consists of experienced certified agents with strong industry knowledge and background. We understand and focus on you. You will be kept in the loop every step of the way. It is our way of making sure all your wishes are honored. Call now and let us know how we can help you downsize right on schedule!

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