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Tips on How to Have the Downsizing Conversation with Aging Parents

03 Jan
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The time comes when the tables turn in life and we begin to worry about our aging parents, just as they worried about us growing up and establishing ourselves. We foresee the future and the possible inability of our folks “keeping up” with things, particularly a larger family home. Having this downsizing conversation with aging […]

Paring Down: A Practical Guide to Getting Rid of Stuff

20 Sep
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No matter what time of year it is, whether it be spring, summer, fall, or winter, it’s always a good time to pare down your “stuff,” and freshen up your dwelling place. That said, downsizing can be tough. Even just the idea of clearing the clutter can seem daunting and awfully overwhelming. Follow this practical […]

Why You Should Sell With an SRES Agent

15 Feb
Sell with an SRES agent in Portland

Here’s a fact: selling a house takes a lot of work. I always recommend people sell their home with an agent rather than independently. I take that recommendation one step further, though, by encouraging seniors selling their home to always use a certified SRES agent. I’ve written before about what the SRES designation means and […]

The Top 7 Moving Tips for Seniors

19 Nov
Moving tips for seniors

Let’s be honest – moving is a daunting task for most of us! What I’ve found, however, is that it can be particularly overwhelming for seniors. Once you’ve lived in a house for a long time, it’s emotional to move and boxing up a lifetime of belongings takes tremendous effort. If you’re a senior planning […]

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