Move while you're still young enough to enjoy it!

Real Estate Agent with Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 NRDS ID#641625055

Normally, when you're selling one home, you're enthusiastically planning for the purchase of another.

Not always.

Forty years was a very long time to live in one place. All their life cycle milestones were tied to this residence.  Every displayed memento needing to be wrapped, sold or trashed unleashed a torrent of near- paralyzing memories. Packing up was excruciating. 


Picture elderly clients with serious health concerns. Leaving the house normally meant a visit to the doctor. A flight of steps and practically any distance at all needed to be avoided at all costs. Their minds were on other issues - pressing issues like estate planning - serious issues - matters of life and death. 

My home visits needed to be brief. Sitting for any length of time was difficult for them and a limited attention span resulted from their obvious pain. The information I brought yielded little more than a cursory glance. Interest in the recommendations I made was practically nonexistent.

However devastating it was for them to leave a home they owned for so many decades, this property was like a noose around their necks and the time had come to let it go. 


Don't let this happen to you.


Move while you're still young enough to enjoy it.







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Jill Sackler, NYS Real Estate Broker Associate based on Long Island's South Shore

Sunny Isles, Fl 



     Specializing in Lifecycle Real Estate Transitions

"When your family doesn't fit your family home, I can help."




©Jill Sackler 2010



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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WE have set ourselves up so that we don't have to move to another home.  the next move will be a living facility or and underground vault

Dec 06, 2016 01:37 PM #1
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jill Sackler This is very good report about moving from a home while still young.

Dec 06, 2016 04:34 PM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Jill. This is so very important. I am glad I made my move when I did. My new home suits me so much better and I love where I am. Nice video too.

Dec 07, 2016 07:01 AM #3
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

William Feela I've often written about how aging in place is preferred. However, if the place doesn't suit you for any reason, size, maintenance, cost, stairs, remote location etc., then moving sooner rather than later is better.



Dec 07, 2016 07:42 AM #4
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

John Pusa Thank you. It's based on personal experience.

Sheila Anderson Thanks. A lot went into making it. I think that once we get over the initial emotional hurdle to making the move, it it's been well thought out, it can work beautifully as you have experienced.


Dec 07, 2016 07:44 AM #5
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

I remember living in the Arctic. Everyone is temporary there. So people live as if they are moving out soon. And they live like that for decades, and then they never move... But everyone is temporary...

A friend of ours made a good career in education. Afterher husband's passing, she bought a condo not far from Moscow. She was playing with the idea of moving there, but at 50 she did not want to start from scratch, while she sure could, and after just a few years, she would become the principal, and it would have been fine...

But she stayed. Now, at 65, retirement is close. And what is she going to do? Move to a city, where nobody knows her? This is agter living in a small place, where everyone knew her as the Principal? Or stay in the Arctic and die there?

The older we get, the tougher this choices become.

Jan 13, 2017 10:12 AM #6
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Jill, I just sold this very house, and it really is a noose, but it's one the homeowner was wanting to wear while it was killing her. She's in an assisted living facility, but she always believed she would go home. There was no way. 

Jan 22, 2017 07:51 AM #7
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