CHARLIE Evans, of Strutt & Parker, which has an office in Pangbourne, gives advice on how to downsize...
Downsizing is a lifestyle choice most sellers make after the family has left the nest. Where it was previously seen as a gloomy experience, buying a smaller property and allowing more financial freedom is now a common trend in the current baby-boomer generation.
Choosing the right property to move to while selling your current home at its best possible price is something that needs the careful expertise of an estate agent alongside your own research.
Downsizing is one of the most common reasons for people to move and needn’t be in any way a negative thing. Far from it, a property and location offering a new and inspiring way of life could be the best move you’ve ever made! Barn conversions with panoramic country views and perfectly formed town houses continue to be popular, as well as lock up and leave homes that allow you to travel.
Photos taken with the garden looking neat and tidy and windows or outside paintwork overhauled will make your house look its very best, and that will attract more viewings. The most successful sales often come on the back of two or three years of preparation.