The Challenges of Leaving Your Long-Time Home

When you’ve lived in your home a long time, moving can be hard.

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Selling a home that you’ve lived in for multiple decades can be very difficult. Sometimes, it’s the fear of not knowing where you’re going to move, not knowing what to do with all the possessions you’ve accumulated, or it could be the emotional fact that the house is tied to so many memories.

But sometimes people find that they need to move out of their long-term home. Here are a couple of the most common reasons why people come to this conclusion:

- They can no longer take care of the property. We’ve seen old properties with mold in them or holes in the roof. Severe issues like these are safety concerns.

- They need to downsize due to having too much stuff. This can often be challenging for people since their possessions are linked to memories. The reality is that some memories can be kept in our hearts and minds, as opposed to in material things, which can take up a lot of space. Having too much stuff in your home can also be dangerous.

If you’re thinking about moving but you’re concerned about not knowing how to go about it, know that certain companies will help you sort through what needs to be kept or donated. Don’t think moving means that you’ll have to throw all of your things away or that nobody cares—we do care, and we’re here to help you.

If you're concerned about where you can move that will accommodate your needs as you age, you have many options. There are life care facilities, as well as independent and assisted living centers. Heck, sometimes all you need is a condo with an elevator, where you’d be able to leave all the maintenance to someone else.

"Don’t think moving means that you’ll have to throw all of your things away or that nobody cares—we do care."

So if you’ve been in your home for many years and you want to make a move, please give us a call. We’d be happy to walk through this with you and guide you to people who can help you through the process.

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