Empty Nesters

More Time, More Freedom: The Life-Changing Benefits of Right-sizing!

the LIFE CHANGING Benefits
of Right-sizing Your Home

Financial Savings

Smaller homes typically come with lower mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance costs, and utility bills. This can free up funds for other expenses or investments.

Less Maintenance

With a smaller home, there is less space to clean, repair, and maintain. This can save time, effort, and money on upkeep.

Enhanced Lifestyle

Downsizing can lead to a simpler, more focused lifestyle, allowing you to spend more time on hobbies, travel, and activities you enjoy rather than on home maintenance and management.

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Reduced Clutter

Downsizing forces you to evaluate your belongings and keep only what is necessary or meaningful, leading to a more organized and clutter-free living space.

Increased Mobility

A smaller, more manageable home can be easier to navigate, especially for older adults or those with mobility issues. It can also be easier to adapt for accessibility needs..

Environmental Impact

Smaller homes typically use fewer resources and generate less waste. This can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.

Are You Ready To Right-Size?

Fill out our quick intake form today and receive a complimentary consultation.

The 4-Step Downsizing Roadmap:
Your Guide to a Smooth Transition

Are you considering downsizing or already in the process of making your next move? It’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed with such a significant transition. Our 4-step Downsizing Roadmap is designed to guide you through this journey, ensuring a smooth and successful outcome both emotionally and logistically.Ā 

STEP 1: DECISION MAKING

Making the decision to downsize is often the most challenging part. Itā€™s crucial to weigh your options with the right professionals to make an informed choice. Whether youā€™re contemplating building a secondary suite, renting out your current property, or moving into a smaller home, these are some common pathways.

Consider your new location and transition plan based on your financial and personal circumstances.

Support:

Financial Advisor: Discuss your financial situation to gain confidence in your future plans.

Local RealtorĀ®: Request a property evaluation to understand your current situation and explore your options.

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STEP 2: PROPERTY POTENTIAL

Prepare your home for sale or rent to maximize its appeal. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint and new carpets are enough; other times, renovations might be necessary. Presenting your home in the best light can attract the right buyers and yield the best possible results. Treat any required expenditures as investments.Ā 

Support:

Local RealtorĀ®: An experienced REALTORĀ® can help you understand your propertyā€™s potential and the necessary steps to enhance it. We are happy to coordinate minor property improvements, repairs, de-cluttering and packing professionals, etcā€¦

Risk:

Selling ā€˜As Isā€™: This might result in a lower selling price and a longer time on the market.

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STEP 3: DECLUTTERING

Sort through your belongings to decide what to keep, sell, or discard. Keeping your future plans in mind can make this stage more manageable.

Support:

Local Organizing Professional: They can assist with strategic decluttering, donation drop offs, junk removal, selling or auctioning valuable items on your behalf.Ā 

Risk:

Excessive Storage: Retaining too many items may necessitate additional storage solutions, which can be costly.

STEP 4: THE SELLING PROCESS

Engage with your Local REALTORĀ® to navigate the selling process. Whether selling privately or with a REALTORĀ®, completing steps 1-3 will ensure a smoother, quicker sale.

Support:

Selling Agent: They will guide you through every step of the selling process, keeping you informed throughout. Helping you with every step of the process and connecting/coordinating any additional support you may need.

Note: Choosing an agent solely based on commission might not always yield the best outcome.

Hi, I'm Graham, Your Local Rightsizing Expert!

I can guide you through the entire process and assist you with finding the most suitable property for the Empty Nester stage of your life.

For personalized guidance and expert advice on downsizing in Calgary, Airdrie, and surrounding areas, feel free to reach out to me. Together, we can make your downsizing journey as seamless and stress-free as possible.

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Choose a team that makes it easy for you.

Let our team of downsizing professionals take care of the details, so you can focus on planning your next adventure!

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It all begins with a conversation.

Whether this is your first real estate transaction or youā€™re a seasoned veteran youā€™ll be expertly guided through the process without the stress and overwhelm that comes with buying and selling. If you have questions, want to start the process, or just need some guidance you can book a call with us here:

Contact Graham,
Your Rightsizing Expert Today

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Graham Doody, REALTORĀ®

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Frequently Asked Questions

This involves assessing your current and future needs, considering the amount of space you truly need for living comfortably, and planning for any changes in lifestyle or family size. Your rightsizing Agent can walk you through this process and help you to get clear on your wants, needs, etc…

Deciding what to keep, sell, donate, or discard is a major aspect of downsizing. Many people wonder about the best strategies for decluttering and whether they should consider storage solutions for items they are not ready to part with. Our team of professionals can help you with decluttering, donating, selling, packing, moving, etc…

Addressing any home improvementsĀ  and repairs followed by staging and professional photography can significantly increase your home’s market value and attract potential buyers.

This includes understanding the costs associated with selling a home, buying a new one, moving expenses, and any potential changes in property taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs.

People frequently seek advice on choosing a new neighborhood that fits their lifestyle, proximity to amenities, healthcare facilities, family, and other personal preferences. Your rightsizing agent will be able to recommend communities based on your wants and needs.

HOW MUCH IS MY HOME WORTH?

Thinking about selling? If you sold your home today, do you know how much you would walk away with?

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