Home Buyer and Seller Tips February 14, 2023

Navigating Downsizing for Seniors

I fully empathize with seniors choosing to downsize.  It lead me to become certified as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®.

Seniors may tackle this on their own or as a big family and external resources project.  Decisions about timing, money, space, possessions, and legal issues may all come into play. It can involve a range of services:
  • Move Planning
  • Trusted Resources to Assist
    • Decluttering
    • Storage
    • Auctioneers or Estate Sale Organizers
    • Non-profit donations
  • Preparation and Sale of a Home
  • Next Home Planning
  • Relocation Services
  • RealVitalizeSM – Interest Free Funds to Make Needed Renovations
  • Staging Consultation
  • Financial and Legal Referrals
  • Age-in-Place Recommendations
These days, more and more seniors are looking to downsize their homes in search of something more affordable and easier to maintain. Most of them look around in their sixties, seventies, or beyond and realize that their house is too big, full of clutter, expensive to live in, tiring to take care of, or isolated. The solution to these problems is often to downsize by moving to a smaller home, moving in with a relative, or moving into a residential community designed for seniors.Downsizing is often the best option for aging adults who want to cut costs or have medical problems requiring constant care. Selling their homes could provide them with additional funds to cover their retirement and other medical expenses.It is important that seniors understand their options to find a place best suited for their care needs and still allow them to thrive physically and mentally. AssistedLiving.org has created guides that help the elderly and their families understand the senior living communities. Click the below links to learn more:
To learn more about in-home care in Pennsylvania: