Here's a true story of a couple who called me up to discuss a future downsizing plan they had in mind. As an Accredited Seniors Agent®, I understand that selling the place you've called home for over 30 years is not easy. But we sure made it easy this time!
This is a true story...you can call the couple if you like!
This is a checklist that can assist the seller in deciding which options are best for them. It is important to stress that this form is personal and private – you do not have to show it to anyone. If a couple,use one each.
Should I Move or Stay?
Your Personal Survey
Am I mobile?
Do I need help doing things, such as dressing, walking, bathing?
Can I still work in my garden?
Can I cut the grass or shovel the snow?
Can I go shopping for myself?
Can I look after my own banking and bill payments?
Am I comfortable with living here alone?
Do I have problems going up or down the stairs?
Do I have independent outings?
Am I a prisoner within my own house?
Can I clean this house? (Do I want to?)
Can I do the laundry? (Do I want to?)
Can I still cook for myself? (Do I want to?)
Is this house just too big for me?
Do I truly enjoy my home?
Can I financially carry this house (utilities, taxes, etc.)?
Does the house require expensive repairs?
Is the house in need of modernization?
Has the neighbourhood changed?
Do I have friends or family nearby?
What would be good if I move?
Why should I stay?