These Moving Tools Are a Must-Have for Your Downsize

 

Downsizing your home can put hundreds or thousands of dollars back into your pocket each month and hours of time back on your calendar. However, if you do it incorrectly, downsizing can also be majorly stressful. Some downsizers sell their homes only realize that due to the changing market, going smaller is more expensive than staying put.

If you want to avoid mistakes like these, then you need to approach your downsize with an excellent plan and the right tools in your pocket. These are the must-have guides, apps, and tools you need to downsize your home the right way.

Downsizing Resources

Downsizing is a daunting task; fortunately, modern technology can help, and the following resource list can help point you in the right direction. So, charge up your smartphone and prepare to take advantage of some of the best sanity-saving tricks.

Apps for Moving: The Only List You Need

A great list of resources to use before, during and after your move.

https://www.updater.com/moving-tips/apps-for-moving

The Top 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/

20-Plus Best Places to Sell Stuff Online and Paid Quickly

If you’re looking to declutter and make money from the items you’re purging, find out what options exist for selling your items online and locally.

https://www.moneypeach.com/sell-stuff-online/

5 Important Steps to Prepare Your House for Sale

Wondering how to slice into your massive task list? No worries! Use this checklist, and then create a feasible timeline to accomplish everything on your list. Consider setting up calendar reminders on your phone to help you stick to your goals. This is where I come in. I can walk through your home with you and give you ideas on staging, decluttering, repairs, paint etc if needed to help get you ready. Once you’re ready, call me and I’ll schedule a professional photographer to photograph your home to show it in its best possible light and market it for sale. 

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

Simple Tips for Impressive Real Estate Photography

Follow these tips to produce beautiful photos of your home right on your smartphone.

https://expertphotography.com/10-tips-for-consistently-great-real-estate-photography/

Downsizing Resources for Seniors

Seniors face unique challenges when it comes to downsizing: they’re presented with the monumental task of moving on top of physical and emotional factors. Below is a list of resources specific to seniors to help simplify the moving process:

Learn How to Make the Moving Process Easier on Seniors

It’s important to approach the moving process with necessary sensitivity in order to reduce the emotional tension involved; learn more here.

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

Technology Can Help Seniors: Here’s How

While some seniors embrace technology, others may run from it. Either way, technology can help during the moving process and has many other benefits as well.

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

5 Ways Technology is Making Moving Easier

Basic technology assists the tasks involved with moving; learn how here.

https://www.techgenyz.com/2018/12/20/5-ways-how-technology-is-making-moving-easier/

The Best Cell Phones, Plans, and Accessories for Seniors

If a new phone or plan is required to take full advantage of available technology, you’ll want to first find the phones, plans, and accessories that are best suited for seniors.

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

9 Things to Consider When Relocating an Aging Loved One

Learn some of the most important factors to consider to make the move as painless as possible.

https://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/things-to-consider-when-relocating-an-aging-loved-one/

Downsizing is trickier than your standard move, but it shouldn’t feel like a minefield. Before starting your downsize, read up on topics like how to market your home(that’s my job!) and what to repair before you sell (with my advice and contractors to help you get it show ready!). Then, when you’re ready to make your move, use these downsizing tools and guides to help you every step along the way. With careful preparation, you can avoid the biggest downsizing mistakes and get into your new home with less stress.

 

Just call me with any questions you might have. My goal is to help you make your move as smooth as possible!

 

Alan Shaffer, Realtor

214-335-8956

AlanShaffer.com

Fathom Realty LLC

 

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