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  • Genre:HOUSE & HOME
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:203
  • eBook ISBN:9780992435707

Rightsize Your Home

The Empty Nester's Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize

by Belinda Woolrych

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Like many thousands of mature Australians, you are not alone. Transitioning from your family home can feel incredibly overwhelming and stir up mixed emotions from the past. Downsizing can be difficult or even overwhelming if you have lived in your home for 20, 30 or 40 years. It's a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Belinda Woolrych, Downsizing Expert, Downsizing Adviser, & Author, has written a comprehensive and insightful downsizing book: Rightsize Your Home: The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Stress-Free Downsize

This book is for you if:

  • You are an empty nester looking to Downsize from the family home
  • Finding your home no longer serves the purpose you bought it for
  • You have retired and ready to embrace the next stage of life
  • You are baby boomers who are helping their parents downsize
  • Are emptying a house after the death of a parent
  • Need to declutter and don’t know how to begin
  • Are searching for a ‘downsizing bible’

What you will learn:

  1. How to Understand the right time, moving roadblocks, and how to be ready for your downsize
  2. 7 Secrets to Enjoying Moving from The Family Home
  3. How to start a conversation with parents who have mixed feelings about moving
  4. How to deal with differences of opinion among siblings
  5. How to set the flight plan and where to fly - residential purchase, retirement living, over 55s, build a granny flat, sea change or a tree change
  6. How to Source and Connect with your Support Downsizing team
  7. The best ways to approach selling, buying, decluttering, packing and moving
  8. The “Rightsize Your Home Framework with 5 Steps, advice, practical tips to coordinate your entire downsize
  9. How to sort your belongings at a methodical, sensitive and steady pace including valuing family treasures, what to donate, toss or sell
  10. How to prepare your home for sale and maximising your profit
  11. “Rightsizing” Financial Planning Considerations and Tips
  12. Success stories from empty-nesters who embraced change and are now enjoying the ‘Rightsize’ lifestyle

This book includes 9 Resources:

  1. To-do lists
  2. Downsizing guides
  3. Example floor plan
  4. Decluttering hours chart
  5. Styling hours allocation chart
  6. Custom inspection checklists
  7. Moving checklist
  8. A pre-market preparation calendar template
  9. Case studies of empty nesters who embraced change and are now enjoying the 'Rightsize' lifestyle
About the author
Belinda Woolrych is a keynote speaker and commentator on Pre-Sale Property Styling and Downsizing. Belinda is a woman with a deep passion for helping guide and motivating people to make the right decisions when going about their property transition. Belinda has built her successful and reputable brand - belindawoolrych.com and Property Makeover Academy - over the last decade and has gained an incredible insight into downsizing along the way, much of which she has shared in this book. Belinda has also contributed to the community by sharing her knowledge and in many other ways. These businesses have been built on the foundation of Belinda's boundless enthusiasm and drive to help homeowners make one of the most significant moves of their lives: to get their property on the market for sale or lease more profitably and into their Rightsized home, so they can make the most out of their retirement. A key to Belinda's success is her ability to identify precisely what the target market is looking for and to helping her clients realise the maximum property sale or rental potential. Before entering the property industry, Belinda forged a successful 16-year career with one of Australia's largest retailers, spending most of that time in training and change management. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Cert IV, and a Diploma in Training & Assessment, and a Professional Diploma in Interior Design. This blend of practical experience and formal qualifications has provided Belinda with a solid platform from which to deliver a personalised, well-informed and highly reputable service to this niche property market. Belinda is available to speak at conferences and regularly speaks at Rightsizing Seminars, and is in many homes with her Rightsizing training packages.

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