Living in an Oversized Home? These Tools Will Help You Downsize
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Are you growing tired of your oversized home? Despite their beauty, spacious homes can be cumbersome to keep up, especially as homeowners grow older. In addition to the time spent keeping house, owning a large home means spending more on lawn maintenance, utilities, and home repairs.
Downsizing is a great way to cut your housekeeping and your costs too, but decluttering, donating, and selling your excess stuff before moving is a lot of work! Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. These apps, tools, and resources will help you downsize so you can start enjoying life in a smaller home.
Once you’re of a mind to tackle the giant task of downsizing, remember that there is a wealth of resources available to help you through the entire process of decluttering, organizing and preparing your home for sale. Check out these helpful tips to get you started.
These apps (all are free) help you get organized, switch over your utilities, and get an accurate moving quote to avoid unnecessary expenses.
Use these websites and apps to sell your stuff locally.
Too much stuff? Declutter (and sell your old things) before putting your home on the market.
Use this checklist to outline a task list. Then, create a timeline to accomplish everything on your list. Consider setting up calendar reminders on your phone to help you stick to your goals.
Follow these real estate photography tips to produce beautiful, consistent photos of your home.
Potential buyers flock to the web to search for available real estate property. If you want to learn how to sell your home online, learn about the options available to you.
Yoder Real Estate’s multi-tiered selling approach can help you sell your home quickly at the highest price possible.
Senior-Specific Downsizing Resources
For seniors who are ready to downsize, this task becomes fraught with a few extra challenges. Leaving behind a family home can stir up a lot of emotions, and moving in your 70s isn’t the same as when you moved in your 40s. Check out these senior-tailored resources to help make the moving process a bit easier.
Free e-book guides you through What to Save and What to Let Go!
Learn about what you need to do for a successful move.
Some seniors embrace technology, others may run from it. Either way, technology can help during the move — plus, it can have many other benefits as well.
Even basic technology can make the tasks involved with moving much easier. Learn how here.
Learn how to make the move as painless as possible by considering these nine factors.
These tools are a must for any downsizing homeowner, but it’s not all you need for a successful move! Before downsizing, meet with a lender to see what you can afford, decide what neighborhood you’d like to move to, and then talk to a real estate agent about your downsizing goals. While a smaller home is a great way to simplify your life, the downsizing process can be complicated and you’ll want the right real estate agent by your side.
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