Downsizing Property Search Service

Retirement or semi-retirement is an exciting but daunting stage in life. With it comes new challenges, big decisions, and a myriad of options. Often referred to as ‘downsizing’, moving home once the family have grown up and left the nest is often just as much about refreshing change as it is square footage.

At Stacks, we’ve been helping people make these important life-changing decisions for over 30 years, and we understand that downsizing can mean different things. However, we always like to impress upon clients that regardless of what they’re trying to achieve, we are acting solely on their behalf. We want the best property, at the best price, for the best terms that suit you.

The Stacks Downsizing Property Search Service

We know that you’ll have been thinking about this for some time. You’ll have questions, ideas, apprehensions, and logistics that we need to discuss with you. Often people are worried about how other members of their family will react, and simply need to get their concerns off their chest. Don’t worry. We really do understand this can be an emotional time, and we are there to make this as stress-free as we can.

How does our Downsizing Property Search Service work?

We:

Discuss: Our first action is to sit down with you and talk about your home life, your property, and your plans. We want to know what your house means to you, how it fits in with your family, and what you want to change. We will have many questions, for it’s possible that the term downsizing isn’t appropriate at all. Are you wanting a bigger garden? Or a smaller one? What amenities are you keen to have nearby? What’s your social life like and do you want to be near friends? Getting our brief right is the most important thing at this stage, and we make it a priority.

Reassure: Quite often we find that people looking to move because of this new stage in their lives haven’t actually looked at the property market for a while. It’s daunting and there are many pitfalls to watch out for. So we always look to ensure you feel confident that you have made a wise, considered decision with all the facts to hand.

Search: Our next task is then to search for the right property that matches your brief. We deal with local estate agents every day, so we know how to find potential homes for a short list because we ask the right questions. We also frequently discover properties that aren’t even on the market yet, so you can be assured that we leave no stone unturned. Once we’ve found one, or more, we’ll carry out our own initial viewings to save you time and disappointment. And when we spot one that we feel you should see too, we’ll arrange the viewing and come with you. When you find one you like, be warned though… we’ll encourage you to view it again and again whilst we begin our due diligence on your behalf.

Research: Whilst you’re beginning to connect with the house, we’ll delve deeper into the background of the vendor and property to dig up any surprises. Our aim is always to put ourselves in the best position to negotiate on your behalf.

Negotiate: Based on what we’ve learned through our research, our next quest is to have the lowest offer accepted on terms to suit you.

Liaise: Once your offer is accepted, we will then continue to deal with every aspect of your purchase, from working with the surveyor, to talking to neighbours, liaising with planners, conferring with your solicitor, and ironing out problems. And we’ll keep you informed every step of the way.

Secure: Once your property is secured and contracts have exchanged, we will then continue to assist by liaising with local tradesmen, suppliers, removers, etc. and basically be on hand to advise on any aspect of your new property. Until finally we can…

Celebrate: We love nothing more than handing over a set of keys.

If you’d like to speak to someone about our Downsizing Property Search Service, please do give us a call. We’d be delighted to discuss your requirements in more detail.

 

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If you would like the Stacks Team to help you with your property search, please call 01594 842880 or fill in the form below.

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