Surround yourself with highly qualified professionals

Step 3: Surround yourself with highly qualified professionals.


As you move forward, you will likely need the services of an estate liquidator, mover, real estate agent, organizer, move manager, home repair contractor, or others. Make it a point to identify and get to know these people and their services.

Get references and insure that they are familiar with a move such as yours. Downsizing moves (particularly into senior living communities) require service providers with specialized expertise. The same people you used in previous moves or for other needs may not have the skills, knowledge, or perspective that you need now.