Moving is a subject that will change in the eyes of the beholder.
Meaning, based on a person and their lifestyle, the option to move may be acceptable because they have the resources (i.e. time, health, money, etc.) that make it an easy choice for them…but that’s not the case for everyone, especially seniors.
In 2016, Statistics Canada identified seniors as the least likely group to move out of the general population.
Why? For seniors moving brings about an entirely new set of challenges and obstacles that goes unforeseen from the general public eye.
Many seniors face difficulty trying to move for a variety of reasons:
After living in your home for many years, the thought of moving out can be overwhelming. No matter how stressful these elements may seem, they should never deter you from moving.
Staying in a home not suited to your needs can become both increasingly hazardous and financially costly. Your health, money, and happiness may be in jeopardy without the proper help.
Recently, seniors made up one of the largest groups at risk of being unable to meet the standards for housing listed in Canada’s core housing needs.
Core housing needs refer to how Canada determines if a household needs assistance to renovate or move.
A household is in core housing need if its housing does not meet one or more of the determined adequacy, affordability or suitability standards.
Adequacy → Does not require any major repairs.
Affordability → Costs are equal to less than 30% of total before-tax household income.
Suitability → Follows NOS requirements by having enough bedrooms for the size and composition of a suitable resident household.
Moving will allow you to avoid the risk of falling within core housing needs and sets you up in a better position in your later years.
When people retire and choose to live off their savings, there is less income to rely on. Having the right help in moving could enable you to save and make more money in the process.
Don’t get stuck in an unsafe environment that could damage your health, wellbeing, and happiness. Moving might seem complicated, but it’s simple with my services!
By making moving easier for seniors!
Some seniors can’t move for various reasons, emphasizing the demand for a real estate agent to address their problems by offering solutions that will meet seniors’ unique set of needs.
By working with me, I’ll…
You won’t only get my help! I regularly work with the following professionals who offer the resources and services you need to help you move quickly and easily.
Provides professional help to sort through your belongings, decide what you will need/want to bring with you to your new home, and what can be donated/given to family or thrown away.
Move all your valuables from your current home to your new one. Movers assist with packing and help eliminate the stress of doing it alone.
Cleaners will get into every nook and cranny and are committed to making your house look stunning for buyers.
They improve the chances of selling your home quickly and for a top-dollar price by completing minor updates (i.e. painting, fixing a leaky faucet, lawn maintenance, etc.)
Thanks for reading!
Having a reluctance to move isn’t about going to a new place, as much as it is about the work behind getting there.
You may feel like you’re in a position where you can’t move as easily and need a professional assistant…that’s why I’m here. Making moving easier for seniors is my goal!
If you are thinking about selling, visit my Contact Page or use the contact info below to get in touch, and I will do everything to figure out how we can make the transition as easy as possible.