5 Things Seniors Should Know About Downsizing Their Homes in Raleigh

There are many advantages of owning smaller houses that benefit most homeowners, especially seniors. When making the decision on whether or not to sell your home should include an assessment of the method used to sell, and the costs associated with each method. read on to learn these 5 things seniors should know about downsizing their homes in Raleigh. 


How you chose to sell your house will depend on how much work you want to take on. If you chose to sell your house with an agent you need to prepare yourself for the open market. This would include cleaning, staging, repairing, painting, landscaping, and all the other items that come with staging your home for sale. Not to mention the cost of making any necessary repairs, painting, landscaping, etc. And all this effort is only to advertise the property for sale, it does not guarantee a buyer will come along.

Clean Out

Cleaning out a house can be both physically and emotionally difficult when seniors are downsizing their homes in Raleigh, especially if they have lived there for a long time. We work with many sellers who simply don’t want to deal with the hassle. Many seniors decide to sell because they don’t want the effort required to maintain a larger home. Cleaning out a home that has a lifetime worth of items can take weeks or even months. Also, these items may have to go into an expensive storage facility while you wait for the right buyer to come along. For many seniors, the thought of having strangers come through their home while critiquing it is unsettling. And let’s face it, keeping everything picture perfect at all times is not easy on the best of days.

Expensive Repairs

Making repairs is a part of the home selling process. Just because repairs are made before the home is advertised does not mean there will not be more repairs required after the home inspector shows up. Many of these repairs require the use of licensed plumbers and electricians which are costly to hire.

Experienced agents know that buyers lack the imagination required to realize the potential you may feel your property possesses, with no ability to see past anything that is in a state of disrepair, simply worn or even outdated. The upgrades required to modernize older homes are very expensive. We know because we upgrade dozens of homes per year. Replacing kitchen cabinets will involve demo, buying new cabinets, assembling and installing new cabinets, and a separate rough-in and trim-out of plumbing and hardware fixtures. During this time there is no kitchen in the home. This is especially difficult if this is your primary residence.

Another Option

Consider a direct sale to Wake County Home Buyers, which can be a much better option for you!  We take the time to listen to your situation and understand your goals for now and the future. At Wake County Home Buyers we are happy to help you with this decision, if listing with an agent is a better option for you, we will tell you so. Should you choose to work with Wake County Home Buyers you can just pack what you want to keep when you are downsizing and leave the rest. You can also save all the time and costs involved in a deep clean of your larger home when you sell directly. You can leave the monthly payments behind too. Working with Wake County Home Buyers means eliminating most of the normal fees associated with traditional closings. Send us a message or call Wake County Home Buyers today at (919) 473-6885 to learn just how quickly we can help you start saving money!

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