If you’re a senior trying to downsize and sell your home, it can seem like a daunting task. The thought of trying to whittle down belongings accrued over 30, 40, even 50 years of living in the same home is enough to make anyone a little nervous. In this post, we have provided tips to help make it easier for you during the downsizing and selling process.
Don’t try to do the entire house at once.
Downsizing can be both a physically and emotionally demanding task. Trying to do the entire house at once can be stressful, so downsizing experts recommend starting with one area or room at a time. Try to remember that your new space will not have enough space to store everything, so try to only keep items that are the most meaningful to you. While that may be easier said than done, having a family member or hiring a professional organizer, can help you make the process of downsizing go smoother.
Freshen up the house and make necessary repairs.
Odds are, you won’t see a return on your investment if you do a huge improvement project right before putting your home on the market. Instead, make smaller updates that can still have a big impact. Replace small things like door and cabinet handles, fix leaky faucets and make sure everything is as clean as possible. Get a fresh coat of paint up on the walls to give your home a brighter, more cheery look. Stick with lighter colors and buy higher wattage light bulbs for your light fixtures because a home that is bright and cheery will be much more appealing to potential buyers.
Price your home competitively and choose your real estate agent carefully.
Choosing a real estate agent is extremely important and you need to make sure you choose the right one for you. Make sure your agent is well informed and understands your local housing market. When it comes to determining a price for your home, be realistic. Do some research to find out what your home is worth and find out what other homes in your neighborhood have sold for over the past year to help you set a reasonable price for yours.
Independent Living & Retirement Communities in NY’s Capital Region
If you’re looking to sell your home and downsize into a retirement community or other type of senior living community, consider Eddy Senior Living. Since 1928, Eddy Senior Living has been a name synonymous with the finest in senior care and services. With independent senior living, assisted living and memory care communities located throughout New York’s Capital Region in areas such as Troy, Cohoes, Slingerlands, Niskayuna, Queensbury and East Greenbush, Eddy Senior Living’s communities are conveniently located near some of the most popular Capital District areas.
We invite you to contact us today and speak with one of our senior living specialists about scheduling a personal tour at any of our locations.