Down-sizing is a very difficult decision to make, friends, neighbours, memories...... but remember that we are only caretakers of our properties, what makes it the home is what you fill the property with, pictures, love and memories. We look after, develop and maintain the property ready for the family, you take the memories and love with you.
We very lucky in the UK to have so much history in our homes including all those improvements made by families before us!
We have dealt with many people down-sizing over the years and the people who get the most out of it are those who choose to do it early enough, when they want to rather than when they need to, some leave it too late and then resent the move. We also often when showing a house "it's not big enough for all my furniture ". At this point I have to delicately remind them that downsizing doesn't just involve reducing the size of the property but also the contents within! EBay is sometimes mentioned at this point!
Give consideration to shops, doctors, bus routes etc. Not necessarily for now but if you plan this to be your last move, then one day it might be useful say in 5, 10, or 15 years from now. Feel free to contact us for a chat about it, the easier you make life the more you can get out of it.
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter" - Mark Twain