Now’s the time to plan your move if you’re thinking about senior living. It may seem somewhat early but there are a lot of things to get in order for the sale of your home, downsizing and moving into senior housing. Plus, it’s a seller’s market! Housing market experts are predicting a year of continued high demand and rising home prices, which means you’ll get more than what you’re asking.
Navigating senior living options can be difficult, and often a lot to comprehend. SilverCrest Properties‘ teams at Brightondale Assisted Living and Meadowood Shores Independent Living, have expert and knowledgeable senior living advisors to help guide you through the specific stages of your journey. We recommend starting this journey by scheduling a visit to one of our communities and meeting with an advisor to discuss your current situation.
At our SilverCrest communities, our senior living advisors will help provide you with information about their community as well as answer some questions that you may have asked yourself like:
- When is the right time to make a move or help a loved one start looking?
- What are the senior living options available?
- Are there different levels of care in senior living?
- What are the important things to look for in a community?
- How many resources are available for downsizing and making the move?
Next, you’ll want to find a trusted Realtor, we have great resources for that as well if you need some. You may already have someone in mind, but if you don’t, you’ll want to interview a few for the job. The Realtor you decide on will help you determine what may need to be done or not done to your home for showing, Then, figure out pricing and the best time to put it on the market.
As we finish up the winter and cold season, it’s time to give your home a good deep clean or hire someone for the job. It’s also a good time to make sure everything is in good maintenance and working correctly (or call a son-in-law).
The process of decluttering your home can also be started while you are cleaning. Consider a move manager that can assist in walking through how and what to discard and what to bring with you. They can also work with the senior community you’re moving to and get all of your belongings moved and set up in your new apartment home just the way it was at home.
The birds are chirping which means it’s time for you to get ready for selling your home and making the move to a senior community.