Not everyone has a choice of when to move. There may be age or health concerns that affect when you sell. There may be a loss of a spouse or caregiver. There may be family too far away that you are not able to stay connected. There may be financial challenges when you don't have a choice, and there comes a time when a move is a necessity.
Changing homes is not easy at any time, but as people age, there is more of a challenge: so many questions and so many concerns.
Is your home set up to 'age-in-place?
Is it safe?
Is it accessible, preferably without stairs? Is a ramp or stair-glide possible?
How is your general health? How is your mental health and memory? Are you thinking ahead of five years?
Consider some choices: move to an apartment, buy a condo, check out a 55 plus community, or a senior facility.
Move-in with family or having family move into your home is yet another choice but is not suitable for everyone. How are the family dynamics?
It is always a good idea to know where you are going before you are ready to list.
When is the time to right-size?
When and how to decide to give up your home? Is your home too much to manage?
Maintenance, lawn care, snow removal may be overwhelming. Getting trusted people to help care for your home may no longer be possible.
You may also want to take advantage of the market as your home has appreciated and increased in value. Financially this may be the best time to move.
Lots of questions. Not to be rushed. Seek advice. Talk to an agent that is sensitive to your needs. There are resources to help.
If you would like to talk about the logistics of a possible move from your home
Call Margaret Rome