Empty Nest, Florida, Downsize

-How Couples Make the Most of an Empty Nest-

As sweethearts across the Tampa Bay area prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, our real estate team is helping couples enjoy the sweet perks of an empty nest.

Perhaps the sweetest benefit at the top of an empty nester’s list is being able to downsize. Empty nesters have no need for high-maintenance homes with spare bedrooms to clean, extra bathrooms to repair, or oversized yards to mow. Instead, empty nesters can transition to a more affordable love nest in a community that makes your hearts lighter and pockets fuller.

4 Reasons Empty Nesters Will Love Downsizing

We downsized our home years ago, and it was one of the best decisions we made as a couple. As real estate professionals with personal insights into downsizing, we continue to enjoy – and specialize – in helping other empty nesters reap the benefits of transitioning to the next chapter of their lives.

1) Feel Lighter on Your Feet: Getting rid of bulky furniture, old stuff, and unnecessary items is a liberating experience. Making money by hosting a garage sale or selling items online is just icing on the cake. To simplify things, our real estate team can also help align you with estate-sale professionals to handle the downsizing process for you.

2) Enjoy More Free Time: Imagine having your weekends free from lawncare or cleaning duties.  You and your sweetheart could be sunbathing at Clearwater Beach or biking the Pinellas Trail. We can help you transition to a smaller, low-maintenance home with HOA perks and anything else you need for living a simpler life.

3) Feel More Comfortable: Empty nesters, retirees, and snowbirds often search for cozier homes with safety in mind as we age. Ranch-style houses, first-floor condo units, single-story villas, and homes without stairs are often ideal. We can also find properties with special features, such as security systems, special flooring, mounted grab bars in toilet and shower areas, or extra lighting in walkthrough areas for added comfort and safety.

4) Live the Ultimate Florida Life: Whether you move to Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco county, chances are you can find a perfect place for living your best life.  Do you see yourselves enjoying the pool and recreational perks of a luxury 55+ community, or do the two of you long to lounge on the balcony of a lakefront condo? Now is the time to live where you want to live, without factoring in everyone else’s needs.

Making the Move for a Better Life in 2021

Our real estate team can connect you with movers, service providers, bankers, and even attorneys to simplify every detail of the moving process.  You can then focus on the transition to a happier and safer home.  In addition to home features, we will fine-tune your home searches to distinct districts or specific sections of neighborhoods that are close to your loved ones or Florida family members. There are many affordable options in the current real estate market to fulfill your needs and lifestyle goals.

With all of that said, we understand that change can be scary, especially when taking on an emotional or physical challenge. Many of the couples we have helped were amazed by how easy it was to transition to a cozier nest.  With the help of Tampa Bay area experts in buying, selling, and moving – you will love how easy it can be to downsize to your dream home in 2021.

We love helping empty nesters downsize or move between homes.  Contact Dick and Karla Nielsen at 813-294-5786 for professional real estate advice on building, buying, or selling.