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Oct
23
Helping Aging Parents Downsize and Don’t Know Where to Start? We Can Help

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You knew this day was coming; you just hoped it wouldn’t happen so soon. But now that your parents are getting older, it’s becoming clear that the family home you love so much is too much for them. So, you’ve packed up your childhood memories, collected the paperwork, and started the process of helping your aging parents downsize. And oh, what a process it is.



Downsizing to a smaller home isn’t as simple as packing things up and moving, especially with older parents in the mix. To help you out during this process, we’ve compiled these tools, guides, and resources to make the job ahead a little bit easier.



General Downsizing Resources

No one would argue that downsizing is a simple process, but many would agree there are ways to make it a lot less challenging. By using modern technology to your advantage, you can reduce stress and save yourself time. Learn how by checking out the resources below.



13 Apps to Help You Move

Useful apps to help streamline each part of the moving process.

https://www.acerelocation.com/moving-blog/preparing-to-move/best-moving-apps-2019/



The Best Apps and Sites for Selling Your Stuff

Declutter your home (and sell your old things) before putting your home on the market.

https://www.techlicious.com/tip/best-apps-and-sites-for-selling-your-old-stuff/

8 Best Local Selling Apps to Sell Your Stuff Quickly

Local selling apps that have made it simple to sell and buy stuff right in your neighborhood.

https://www.thespruce.com/best-local-selling-apps-to-sell-your-stuff-quick-4150618



5 Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

Want to sell your home for the best price? By using a checklist, creating a timeline and setting up calendar reminders, you can help make that happen.

https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/prepare-house-for-sale/



Take Real Estate Photos Worthy of a Magazine Spread

The resource teaches you ways to ensure the photos of your home encourage potential buyers.

https://www.homelight.com/blog/how-to-take-real-estate-photos/



How to Sell Your House Online

Online visibility for your property is key since that's the first place buyers look. There are different options available to you — learn those here.

https://www.redfin.com/resources/how-to-sell-a-house-online



Senior-Specific Selling Resources

The downsizing process for seniors presents unique challenges physically and emotionally. Below are several resources specific to seniors to help ease the moving process.



How to Make Moving Easier for Seniors

Steps to approach the moving process with sensitivity to ease the emotional tension involved.

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/how-make-moving-easier-seniors.html



How Technology Can Help Seniors

Some seniors embrace technology, others may run from it. Either way, technology can help during the move — plus, it can have many other benefits as well.

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-technology-can-help-seniors/



Relocation Technology: How the Modern Moving Process Works for You

A guide to how modern technology can make the tasks involved with moving more of a minor inconvenience rather than a massive hurdle.

https://www.moving.org/relocation-technology-how-the-modern-moving-process-works-for-you/



Best Cell Phones, Plans, and Accessories for Seniors

When purchasing or upgrading technology for your senior, first find the phones, plans, and accessories that are best suited.

https://www.verizonwireless.com/articles/best-cell-phones-plans-and-accessories-for-senior/




6 Survival Tips for Moving Your Elderly Loved One

Moving a senior loved one across the country into a new home or transitioning him or her to a senior living community is tough. Learn ways to ensure the transition goes smoothly while tending to their health, finances, and logistics.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/tips-for-moving-elderly-parents/



Whether they’re moving to a condo or making the big transition to assisted living, helping aging parents downsize is bittersweet. While you know your parents will be safer in their downsized home, saying goodbye to the family home feels like saying goodbye to the years of memories you made there together. When you need extra help during your downsize, reach out to a real estate team that understands not just what you’re looking for, but what you’re leaving behind.





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