You’ve asked and we’ve answered...visit our FAQs page for the response to the following frequently asked question and more.
Question: What's the best sequence for a major downsize?
Answer: “If you’re moving from an owned property to a rental accommodation, then for most people, the lowest stress, healthiest approach is to let us move you first. Then clear the contents you won’t be keeping, then prepare the house for sale and sell it. Your home won’t typically be vacant long and you’ll be out from under the chaos of the house preparation and showing activities. Health is the key driver here but we find it also makes for the lowest cost and maximises return for your home.”
I attended an Older Adult Housing Options trade show recently and had the opportunity to speak with a number of people interested in our services. They had listened to a number of speakers throughout the day and had visited with many vendors at the trade show. Several of them mentioned to me that the “ah ha” moment of the day for them was the idea that they could move and get settled in their new home FIRST and then deal with all the other pieces of their downsizing puzzle AFTER. It was a revelation. They realized that making that one decision, would alleviate a lot of the stress associated with their entire downsize transition.
Gordon’s has been practicing this approach for years whenever possible. We take the stress relief one step further by not only suggesting the most stress reduced sequence of events for your transition based on your needs and timelines, but also by doing all of the planning and execution of your transition related tasks as outlined here. By selecting Gordon’s as your trusted downsize partner, you are provided with time tested advice (from serving hundreds of clients over the years) so that you can make informed decisions and then leave the heavy lifting to us.
If you or someone you know is considering downsizing and interested in having a free no obligation consultation, contact us today. We are here to help.