What I learned from my parents

There’s no perfect formula to downsizing. And even though I’m a realtor and help people move homes and downsize all the time, it was different when it came to my own parents. Sometimes it’s hard (for both myself and them) to talk to them about getting older and all that this entails.

In my experience, this is when an “outsider” can make a big difference—sometimes, aging parents need to hear advice from a professional who isn’t their adult son or daughter. And I know from helping my own parents move out of their home after 36 years that this can be an emotional transition for everyone.

When I help families with the process of downsizing, we tackle the practical elements of the situation, from finances to the amenities a thoughtfully chosen home should include. But so much of what I do (and why I love what I do!) is about the personal, step-by-step journey that is so often overlooked by other realtors. It’s about helping you gently close one chapter of your life, and transition into the next adventure that awaits!

You can count on me as your friend, your neighbour, and as your realtor.  If you are thinking about downsizing, or if you have family members that may need to start thinking about making that move, call me. I would be honoured to help.

With her help, determination, and expertise, we were able to sell our house for more than we thought in a very rare four days.” Vaughan, On