Downsizing Property Search Service

Your Downsizing property search may not mean looking for a smaller property. It can be about “resizing” to a property where the space is a better fit for what you need, now and in the future.

Moving to a new home once the family have grown up and left the nest is often just as much about refreshing change as it is square footage. Whether you’re retiring or starting your journey of semi-retirement – it can be an exciting but daunting stage in life.

At Stacks, we’ve been helping people with downsizing and resizing for over 30 years. We understand that downsizing can mean different things for different people in different situations.

We always like to impress upon clients that regardless of what they’re trying to achieve, we are acting solely on their behalf. Which is why we offer a downsizing/ resizing property search service. We’re here to help you on your property search journey whatever your reason for moving.  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 downsizing or changing your home 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 here to make your journey as stress-free as we can.

Resizing and Downsizing Property Search Service

When we conduct your downsize property search we:

1. Discuss

Our first action is to sit down with you and talk about your home life, your property, and your plans and discuss the reason for your move.

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.

Some of our questions might include

  • 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.

2. 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.

3. Search

Our next task is then to conduct our resizing or downsizing property search. We will strive to find 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 a property you like, be warned though… we’ll encourage you to view it again and again whilst we begin our due diligence on your behalf.

4. Research

Whilst you’re beginning to connect with the property, 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.

5. 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 for your new downsized property.

6. 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.

7. 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…

8. Celebrate

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

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

Why choose Stacks as your buying agent?

Not only do we offer great service, we also have a great track record and are recognised as the experts in the market.


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“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”

“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

“Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations

“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”

“We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times”

“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

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