Should I Stay or Should I Go?


Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Did you know staying in your home too long could cost you on many levels?

This is exactly what we discussed yesterday with a group of Seniors at Holly Creek Retirement Community.

How do you know when the right time is to sell your beloved home and consider making a later in life move?

Jim Holmes and Christine Watson are Transition Coordinators helping Seniors make late-in-life moves. Senior Real Estate Specialists & Certified Senior Housing Professionals, they coordinate and oversee the process, ensuring that all of the services involved are appropriately priced & efficiently delivered.

Many Seniors believe that it's less expensive and more financially secure to stay in their current home. Paying off a home is a huge accomplishment, but when you consider the costs of property taxes, insurance, utilities, yard maintenance and unexpected repairs, the prospect of smart sizing or moving into a Senior Community begins to seem far more cost effective, while offering predictable costs and greater peace of mind.

If you are thinking of selling your home and making a late-in-life move, here are some things to consider:

1.Selling your home in the current market
2.Create a sales / moving plan
3.Costs of staying in a home too long
4.Consult with a Professional early on prior to making any costly improvements / remodeling
5.Knowing what projects give the best return on investment is key
6.Consider the impact making costly accessibility and safety features may have on value of home
7.Prepare home for sale
8.Identify what to keep, what goes away
Jim and Christine certainly understand how overwhelming the thought of a move can be: The memories of raising a family in your home, friendly neighbors, concern with how to dispose of all of the "stuff", what to do with valuable items; but they strongly suggest having a "back up" plan in case an unexpected event occurs (health or financial).

It's never too soon to start planning. Whether you are considering a move in 1, 3, 5 or 10 years, consider meeting with a professional to discuss options and strategies. For a free, in home consultation, please call Christine Watson at 720-833-8542 or email:

The only regret that all of their clients have is that they wish they had made their move sooner. Making a later in life move can certainly be overwhelming, however, when you assemble a team of professionals, the process can be easier.


Great Living in Colorado

Keller Williams Realty  DTC, 6300 S. Syracuse Way Suite 150, Centennial, CO 80111

Jim Holmes : 303-475-7249
Patrick Panzarino : 303-956-2949