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Make Relocation A Breeze

Make Relocation A Breeze With the Help of Professional Movers

Moving from one home to another is often a stressful event, particularly when you’re trying to time the sale of one house with the purchase of another, or when you’re downsizing in the process. Having help with the move, especially as a senior, can ease the process and reduce the potential for injury or anxiety. A qualified and skilled real estate agent like Jeff Owens, RE/MAX Results can help.

Preparing for a Purchase

Many seniors decide to move into smaller homes for the freedom of a low-maintenance property. The first step in the home-buying process is to assess your finances. This includes making a determination about the current market value of an existing home and crunching numbers to calculate how much you can afford to invest in a new property. An online mortgage calculator can aid in this process by letting you plug in numbers corresponding to the home price, down payment, and taxes and insurance. A mortgage broker can also help you evaluate your credit score, your debt-to-income ratio, and other factors that influence the type of loan products and interest rates you’re eligible for.

Working with a Real Estate Agent

A good real estate expert is worth their weight in gold when it comes to buying or selling a property. In addition to being able to help you find the perfect place, they can also coordinate the sale of an existing property. Additionally, they can make recommendations to other trusted professionals in their networks. This might include handymen and inspectors, bankers and title companies, home warranty providers, and packing and moving services. A real estate agent will be your advocate, helping coordinate all elements of buying, selling, and relocating.

How To Find A Good Fit

It’s important to work with a real estate agent who is a good fit for your needs, and your personality. Before you retain someone’s services, have a meeting to discuss your home selling and/or buying objectives. Some agents specialize in a particular geographic location, and some represent niche markets – for example, farm property, senior communities, or luxury estates. Working with someone who has knowledge and experience that matches your goals makes for the best working relationship. You want a professional who will listen to your needs and work within your stated parameters.

Planning Your Move

The move is the last stage of the home-buying process, and it has the potential to be one of the more cumbersome aspects. If you want to downsize before the move, conduct an estate sale, or donate unwanted household items to family, friends, or your favorite charitable organization. According to Moving.com, it’s also a good time to clean out and clear out. Hiring a service to help with things like packing and cleaning can be a tremendous help, and if you’re a senior with mobility issues, it could be a necessity for your continued good health. A moving company can help with the physical aspects of moving, as well as the logistics related to delivery. Consumer Reports recommends getting several quotes in writing before hiring a service provider.

Moving as a senior has the potential to be a major event, which for some people, can be stressful. A moving company that specializes in senior relocation can make things less hectic, allowing you the freedom to get settled in with little effort!

If you’re looking to buy or sell Indiana real estate in Kosciusko County, Warsaw, Winona Lake, Indiana Home, Wawasee, or Tippecanoe, and are looking for a buyer’s or seller’s agent to represent your interests, visit Jeff Owens with RE/MAX Results.

Written and provided by

Andrea Needham

andrea.needham@eldersday.org

www.eldersday.org

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