Downsizing for Renters
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Gordon’s Downsizing & Estate Services Ltd. is a fully-licensed independent Real Estate Brokerage and for the past 40 years, we’ve been experts in selling seniors’ homes. Our 98% success rate proves that our approach is the best on the market.
At Gordon's we deliver predictable results. Our experience has shown us that:
You don’t want your home on the market for months and you don’t want to sell it for less than it is worth.
Proper planning from the onset allows us to sell the house in less than 7-14 days.
A successful home transaction is about education not salesmanship.
Ensuring our clients are up-to-date and educated on all aspects of the transaction (including anticipating all potential buyer questions) ultimately provides the smoothest process for all parties.
We have proven thousands of times that this approach will generate the highest price for your property with the shortest waiting period. We don’t consider ourselves to be a real estate company, but rather a trusted partner in a major life transition. At Gordon’s, our relationship doesn’t revolve around the house, but rather our customer’s circumstance.
Some clients also choose to sell their property by auction. Although we don’t employ real estate auctions much anymore, our company has deep real estate auction roots having successfully sold over 2,000 properties by auction across Ontario. If you're interested in offering your property by auction, just ask. No one in Ontario has better answers.
New Home Search Support
Our experts deliver great results in a predictable timeline while removing the chaos and stress of typical transactions.
We will support you in finding a new place to call home whether it’s a purchase, rental, retirement community, etc.
With your new home layout and items, we build and execute a plan that’s right for you (pack, move, sale, donate, etc.).
Downsizing For Renters
If you don’t have a home to sell, fear not. This package offers the same great service at an affordable price for you or your loved ones. Since 1956, we’ve established ourselves as experts in providing solutions for downsizers and/or Powers of Attorney (POA). Included in this package are project management services to keep you on track, transition services for downsizing and we’ll help you manage the 3rd party services as desired.
In general, this package is not available to those with a home to sell who choose not to use our Brokerage to sell their property. Over many years, we’ve learned that we often cannot properly manage a successful downsizing project if a third-party real-estate agent is selling the home. Very simply, a third-party agent’s interest and experience are only related to selling the house. They are neither equipped, interested nor financially accountable for making sure all of the elements of your transition are seamless. More often than not this leads to miscommunication and added stress and expense for you. You’re more likely to be unhappy. When we sell your house as part of our real estate and downsizing package, our real estate commission supports your transition services and helps guarantee your satisfaction across the many non-real estate activities we will perform and manage for you. If something doesn’t go well we have the financial resources to make it right and ensure your satisfaction.
Note: This service is currently available in limited regions. However, we have partners across Ontario and would be happy to put you in touch with a downsizing service provider if we cannot serve you directly.
Our Downsizing package is a great fit for you if you:
What does the process look like?
Needs & Contract Discussion - First, you’ll meet with our leadership team who will listen to you and help you to determine your high level goals and plan of action. If you agree, you will sign a contract at this stage.
Project Discussion & Planning - Our team lead will meet with you to listen and review your goals in detail. They will then outline a plan that will deliver on your goals and get your feedback before taking action.
Project Execution - Your Team Lead & Transition Specialists will oversee all elements of the process so that you can focus on what matters: you and your loved ones. We manage the sorting, packing, cleaning, shipping, selling, donating, and disposal of any items that you won’t take with you to your new home. We also schedule and manage any required third parties, such as auctioneers, movers, cleaners, and waste disposal companies.
Moving into your New Home - Your Team Leads and Transition Team will move your belongings into your new place, and ensure everything is settled just the way you want it - furniture placed, bed made, pictures hung, clothes away, and boxes gone. Although this typically happens before the real estate sale to reduce the impact of the sale process, we can make arrangements to do it in the opposite order if required.
Invoicing and Client Feedback - Once your downsize has been completed with you moved and your previous home sold and closed, we discuss the outcome with you. Because we managed your downsize from end to end, we take full responsibility for your end to end satisfaction.
Needs & Contract Discussion
Project Discussion & Planning
Moving into your New Home
Invoicing and Client Feedback
Financial Highlights of Gordon’s Downsizing Package
Flat fee deposit up front to cover our project management activities*
Affordable hourly fees for the Transition Services (as required by you)
Managed 3rd party services at cost (approved by you)
Financial recovery on the sale of excess items through MaxSold (our Online Auction Company)
*Scope dependent. Repeat clients who previously sold a property through Gordon’s will receive a discount on our standard project management fee.