For many people approaching retirement, it’s common to want to downsize to free up some capital and move to a more manageable property.

But even with these perks, the idea of moving can still be a stressful one to face and combined with emotional ties to what could be the family home, can be a daunting task. It can be helpful to focus on the possibilities of the next chapter and plan what the right home would look like to be suitable for your life right now.

Alex Beaufoy, Managing Director of Orchards Estates, says “I have helped many people downsize to a more manageable home over the years, and of course moving can be an emotional and worrying process at any stage in your life. But what is more important is to understand that it’s all about moving forwards and not backwards. Resizing can improve the quality and enjoyment of your life and I’ve had many people say to me they wished they’d done it sooner.”

At Orchards Estates, we often hear people fear the unknown having not moved often for a very long time. That is enough to cause people to hesitate but it’s important to bear in mind that there is a lot of support and advice available. Take the move one step at a time: make a plan and break it down into easy and manageable steps and don’t be afraid to ask for help and assistance. Our friendly team at Orchards Estates can offer support and point you in the direction of reliable tradespeople who can help with any renovation and repair work; and if nothing else, we are on the other end of the phone.

Whatever we focus on will manifest in our mind so staying optimistic will help. Imagine opening the door and greeting loved ones, feeling safe and secure in your new home and adding your touch to the décor, and enjoying a sense of freedom and independence in this new and exciting part of your life.

If you are thinking of moving home or would like some advice on the market or anything in-between, don’t hesitate to get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to advise.

Phone 01935 277977 or 01460 477977. Email: [email protected]