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Babyboomers In Transition

Real Estate Agent with Chinowth & Cohen 70500

As a healthy "young" babyboomer and being a full time realtor who is involved in a variety of volunteer activities, the conversation often turns to someone who is planning a transition of where they live.  They may want to downsize to a simpler lifestyle or buy a bigger house because their kids have moved back home or they want to live with their kids and want to combine equities to buy a larger home to accomodate their needs.  This can be overwhelming.  Memories of where their children grew up, holiday traditions that materialized, home is now going to be a new adventure for many and a challenge for others. 

Because of these conversations, I have decided to research the various options to make their transition in housing a smooth adventure. 

As a babyboomer, it is important to consider factors when planning a move:

  • Access to health care
  • What type of recreation facilities is close, golf, health club etc.
  • Social activities, Civic organizations, garden club, book club, dance lessons

It's important to look at the ability to "get around" versus the convenience of amenities that are critical to one's quality of life. As a babyboomer, it is important to consider a downstairs bedroom.

If you or someone you know requires is contemplating moving within or selling and moving within the Tulsa Metropolitan area because you want to be close to family or facilities, then it may be time to think about moving. You may be someone who wants to move from Tulsa to a warmer climate

There are many reasons for babyboomers to consider moving; retirement, health, lifestyle changes and many of you may find yourself single. Whatever the need in your transition let me help you.

If you have a story of your transition that you would like to share, please comment on this post.

Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Colorado Broker / Referral Services

This is a good reminder for many of us to revisit our marketing messages and areas of marketing for the baby boomers, .  No doubt, we are looking at one level living homes.... in our area, the ranch models, and marketing those owners that may want to sell.

Jan 05, 2016 12:00 AM
Chinowth & Cohen - Tulsa, OK


I am finding in the Tulsa area that one story houses that offer ammentities are selling as fast as they show up on the market.  Our housing in Tulsa is an amazing value still, which helps.  I appreciate your comments.

Jan 06, 2016 05:37 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Shannon, a huge part of my market is boomers who are downsizing.  And their main challenge (which I can relate to) is dealing with all of the stuff they've accumulated over the years!  On top of everything else, it can get daunting!

Jan 15, 2016 12:57 AM