Do you downsize to maximise property price?

The decision to downsize may be on your agenda for a number of reasons, but one to seriously consider is the profit you could see if you were to sell your larger property when the conditions for sellers are favourable. At the moment, we are witnessing an increase in potential purchasers registering with us who are chasing a smaller pool of available properties. Is it time to cash in on your biggest asset?

We look at some further reasons why it may be time to consider downsizing...

Making life easier

A large home with a big garden makes sense when you have little people wandering around and older children to house and entertain. But if they have flown the nest, or you are contemplating your next move as they are about to do so, moving to a smaller property with fewer jobs to undertake may give you a new lease of life just as your children are experiencing their own.

There’s joy to be had in any sized garden, and better to have manageable outdoor space that you can tend and enjoy instead of a sprawling landscape that you struggle manage. There would be no need to employ a gardener, saving you even more money.

Closer to amenities

Living closer to a town and good transport links can mean you feel more part of the action and can get around independently. A quick walk to the shops for your groceries vs. a car ride to the nearest urban centre will free up more of your time and give you more control. You never know, you may meet some new friends in your burgeoning social circles!

Old for new

Considering swapping your period property for a newer home can mean you reap the benefits immediately, from better eco credentials reducing your energy bills further to a property that doesn’t require endless renovation and therefore endless cash.

At Jackson-Stops we’ve seen a steady increase in the number of older buyers purchasing newer homes, attracted by the savings and reduced stress of owning a newer property. Developers are aware of this changing demographic trend and many are designing their homes to meet the needs of a more mature market.

The humdrum of moving

There’s a long list of less interesting jobs to undertake before you move, such as taking meter readings, cleaning, skip hire if necessary, organising a removal company and packing your belongings ready for the journey. If you feel that all those jobs would place too much pressure or strain upon you, especially if you’re having to deal with moving from a beloved family home, any estate agent worth their salt will be very willing to help with these these processes for you.

At Jackson-Stops we’ll do just that, leaving you free to concentrate on saving special memories and making new ones in your new home.

If you’d like to discuss how we can assist you in realising maximum profit from the sale of your home, please contact our North West teams:

01244 328361

Alderley Edge
01625 540340

0161 928 8881