So many emotions can occur when deciding to sell the family home. Folks, this is not your typical “real estate transaction”. Having to consider all the things that a family has gone through over the years from learning to talk and walk, to their first dance and job in high school to watching your children go off to university or move into their first apartment. So, where do you start when it’s time to downsize?
First consider what’s coming with you? How much of your history and household furniture do you really need? It’s important to retain items that are close to your heart but be excited about your next stage in your new environment. Is it a piece of furniture or possibly just the family albums that need to come with you?
Think about whether you will be participating in community activities or possibly travelling more in this next stage of life. This will directly affect the decision to either purchase a smaller house or is best to look at a strata situation so you can feel safe to leave your place unattended while away.
These decisions should not be rushed. Time spent going through items and searching for your next home is very important and exciting.
That’s why working with people that can offer assistance in the process, gauge that all is on track and emotions are intact, is so important. If you have experience dealing with selling your family home or perhaps starting the process of buying one, share with us your experience and questions. Simply drop a comment in the box below.
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