Leverage your Realtor's Insight as You Downsize
The time has come: the kids have flown the nest, and the large family home you’ve enjoyed for many years no longer suits your needs. Changes in lifestyle are natural, but that doesn’t make them easy. If you’re thinking about downsizing in retirement, here are our best tips for leveraging your Realtor’s insight to make the right move.
Market Knowledge is Key
It may have been some time since you last bought or sold a home, and the market can change considerably even in a short period of time. Our team is up-to-date on current market trends, and can tell you what to expect from the buying/selling process today.
We’re in a Sellers’ Market
A big part of what we do with our clients is set appropriate expectations for the buying and selling processes. Many homeowners become excited at the thought of listing their home in a sellers’ market, and it’s important not to let your imagination exceed the real possibilities for your home sale.
On the other hand, buying a new place to live in Ottawa’s current real estate market can be a harrowing experience. Many of our clients are surprised by how quickly homes sell, and how fast they need to make decisions in order to purchase property. We strive to keep our clients as informed as possible, so that they feel secure in their decisions even when they need to decide quickly.
Location, Location, Location
Finding the right location or neighborhood for your next home can make an enormous difference in terms of lifestyle. Some of Ottawa’s neighborhoods may be better suited to your needs than others, whether that means access to medical care, public transit, community centers, golf, or dog parks. As Realtors we know this city intimately, and can advise you on the best places to look for a home that meets your unique needs.
We Know Lots of Experts
When you’ve been selling real estate as long as we have, you build up an extensive network of professional connections. We can help you access all the help you need to make your move as smooth as possible, from packing services and movers, to utility concierges and painters.
If you’re thinking about downsizing this year, we’d love to discuss your plans. Our team is always happy to be of service. Contact us today.
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