It seems like only yesterday you were setting up your family home, waving your children off to their first days at school, food shopping for a small army and arguing over who would get the television remote. Fast forward to today, when your children have moved out, and the house is strangely quiet (and tidy!). It is time to think about downsizing.
We can't disagree that having a lot of space must be a nice feeling, but sometimes there comes the point when the upkeep of a large property could be so much simpler.
Whatever your reason for downsizing, there is logic in moving into a smaller home. Lower maintenance, less cleaning, fewer costs, more disposable income; it all makes sense.
You've spent the past 25 years or longer building up a large collection of furniture, changing the colours of the walls, pruning the flower beds; sometimes a move to a smaller property can feel like a step backwards.
Ask yourself, what will you miss when you downsize? Will you have enough space for your furniture? What are you prepared to get rid of? Make sure you move to a smaller house that will still fulfil your wants and needs.
Research where you want to be in the long term. Look for areas that offer benefits that you may not have with your current property. Location is the greatest investment, ensure you keep up to date with what's happening in the area, chat with your local estate agents and take your time in finding what's right for you.
Saying goodbye to your family home is a big choice, that’s why choosing the right agent is an important decision.
A good local agent can really make a difference to your sale. They know the market in your area, so they will value your property at a realistic market price. It’s always good to ask how many other properties they have sold like yours in the past three months, so you know they are reliable. If they offer a no tie-in period, it means they are confident they can sell your home quickly.
Agents with selling packages that have options can be a good idea as you can then select one that matches your needs.
If you are selling, then let your agent help you to find your new home. They can keep things moving for you, and you only have one party to stay in touch with.
If you're at that stage in your life when you've got too much space, and it's time to think simpler, come in and talk to us. At Maxey Grounds, we pride ourselves on having a range of properties and packages that will meet all your needs. Check out our packages to see which one suits your needs.