Lighthouse Group NWA

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It’s so much more than just a move…let Lighthouse Group NWA help!

Making a move at any age can be difficult and stressful. After 20, 30, or even 40 years in your current home, the process of rightsizing and relocating to a new home is overwhelming.

As a member of NASMM (National Association of Move Mangers), we are highly qualified Senior Move Managers specializing in helping older adults and their families through the daunting process of organizing, downsizing and relocation. We have significant knowledge about local referral partners and have processes and that save money, reduce stress and produce quality results with personalized, client-centered services.

1. Ask for Help – Don’t be too shy to ask for help. Moving is not easy and you shouldn’t’ do it all yourself.
2. Space plan – Move managers can provide you with a customized floor plan of your new residence. This will help you determine the pieces of furniture to take and where to put them.
3. Focus – Only think about what you want to take with you. Let your move managers pack it for you. Leave the rest!
4. Coordination – Your move management team will coordinate as needed with various professionals, including professional movers, handymen, cleaning crew, and many more!
5. Making your new space a home – Settling in into your new home is easy with your floor plan and team of professionals to move things where they belong.
6. Sell – time to sell personal property no longer needed or wanted and most importantly, time to sell your house!

Time to sell your home – Hiring the right real estate team

The financial, logistical, and emotional issues involved in selling your home can be stressful for a family to navigate. Senior parents and their adult children may feel they are in unfamiliar waters dealing with late in life issues. A real estate professional who has experience with the needs of older adults and who can put you in contact with other similarly trained professional advisors, can be an invaluable resource at this time. You can count on a real estate agent with the designation of Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and/or a Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) to guide you through the process and the special considerations, making the transaction less stressful and more successful.

When it is time to put your home on the market, the question often asked is, “What should I do to get ready?”  The first thing to remember is that everyone has different tastes. Don’t make a lot of major changes that might suit you but not the new buyers.  A buyer will make changes according to their own decorating preferences.

Remember these easy tips:

1. The key is to keep things simple. If you choose to sell before you move, the less clutter the better.  If things seem crowded, your specialized realtor can work with you to store items that are too difficult to get rid of, sell them, or use this opportunity to donate to your favorite charitable foundation.
2. Do make minor repairs: leaky faucets, replace burned out lightbulbs, etc.
3. The overall first impression is most important to a prospective buyer.
4. DON’T go to any great expense.  Before making any major changes, contact your realtor to determine if the modifications will add value to your home or help it sell faster.