3 Ways to Ensure Seniors Have an Enjoyable Moving Experience
Downsizing as a senior can be very difficult. It can be particularly painful and overwhelming to let go of the family home and the items that have been gathered over a lifetime. But you can help to ensure that seniors have an enjoyable moving experience by helping to ease the transition. Here are three approaches to do just that.
Hire a Professional Realtor
Hiring the right real estate agent can ensure that the whole moving process goes smoothly from beginning to end. Even if your loved one has been through the home-buying and selling process before, it’s always wise to rely on an expert for help. A real estate agent can help prepare the home for staging, recommend a moving company tailored to seniors, find a place that is perfectly suited for an older adult lifestyle, and help with the mortgage qualification process.
A realtor is also trained at spotting scams that are targeted to seniors. They’ll take the time to make sure all the paperwork is legitimate, and they’ll explain the entire process, including how the new home will impact their social security and investment accounts. They’re there to ensure that your family’s interests are protected and that your senior loved one gets the best deal possible.
Give Them Plenty of Time
Packing can be an emotional and exhausting experience, especially for seniors who are selling a family home. Be sure to give your loved one plenty of time to go through all their cherished memories before packing. It’s not uncommon for seniors to have years-worth of keepsakes to sort through, so it could take them a few months to get through it. Consider categorizing items to help make the process go smoother and only move items into boxes once they’ve had their time to reminisce.
Hire a Moving Company to Do the Work
Seniors can have a more enjoyable moving experience if they hire a professional mover to do all the heavy lifting. In fact, a full-service moving company can take care of all the packing, loading, transporting, and unpacking as well. Some even specialize in senior moving and have service packages designed to make the transition easier on everyone – including home delivery services and storage options.
Give your senior loved one a more enjoyable moving experience by hiring an expert agent and moving company. If you need a real estate agent on your side who understands the needs of seniors, contact our team at Geoff & Bobbie McGowan. We’ll make sure that the process goes quickly and easily for you and your loved one.