Senior Aging In Place: Reality or Wishful Thinking?
Is successfully aging-in-place a reality or just wishful thinking for seniors in today’s world? If you go by the many media articles and research data available today, you’d probably say it’s reality. But is it? In an article published by USC Leonard David School of Gerontology, data provided by AARP states that “nearly 90 percent…Read More
Just Say No! 7 Red Flags That Help You Avoid a Bad Client
Do you know the 7 red flags of a bad client? When you’re starting a new business, or growing an existing one, it’s hard to say no to working with a new client. But, over the years in this business, I’ve learned the hard way that there are usually strong early warning signs that you…Read More
5 Stress-Saving Tips on What to Look For During a Retirement Community Home Tour
A retirement community home tour can be daunting for many and fun for some. Whether you’re a senior downsizing specialist, a home organizer, or a Realtor, you have a real opportunity to share important guidance with your senior clients, or their families, that can better prepare them, and reduce stress while saving energy in the…Read More
Franchise or Business Training Program? Which is The Best Fit For You?
Many people think that purchasing a franchise is easier than building a business from scratch. If you’re thinking about starting a senior downsizing business it’s important to carefully weigh the facts. If you don’t have a lot of business experience, it can seem very appealing to bypass a business setup for a package program…Read More
4 Business Start-Up Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Let’s deal with the elephant in the room. Business start-up mistakes. You’re excited about starting a business. The last thing you want to do is to focus on the most feared “F-word” in business: “Failure”. To be successful in any business, plan early for potential bumps in the road, the better chances you’ll have in…Read More
Increase Listings by Adding Senior Downsizing Services to Your Realty Business
If you want to increase listings, you’ve got to set your real estate business apart? In today’s competitive real estate environment, you need to think outside of the box and find ways to differentiate your business to get noticed. There are plenty of opportunities out there! One of the biggest is the senior market. Get…Read More
Want to Fast-Track Your Business Start-up – Get the Right “Guide”!
Can having the right “Guide” help you fast-track your business start-up? Absolutely! If you ask a small business owner what was at the top of their “I’d have done it differently” list when they started their business, many would say they wished they’d had more guidance on the tools, resources, and knowledge they needed before…Read More
6 Ways to Avoid Stress During a Downsizing Move
We are all looking for ways to avoid stress in one aspect of our life or another. If you, or a loved one, has been considering a downsizing move, the moment those words are uttered, you probably developed an “I’ve just binge-eaten a jar of pickles” look on your face. Most people physically cringe from…Read More
How Shifting Roles Between Seniors & Their Adult Children Can Make or Break a Downsizing Move
Moving under any circumstance is a challenge. But, facing a downsizing move has its own unique set of issues, many of which can come as a complete surprise to the seniors and their family. I got my first taste of this when I helped my own Mom and step-father on their first downsize move back…Read More
“Senior Downsizing Specialist” Defined: How They Help Ease the Burden of Transition
Over the years, I’ve been asked this question many, many times. “What is a Senior Downsizing Specialist and what is it that makes their service so unique when helping seniors who are downsizing?” It’s understandable that people are confused about this profession given that the industry itself is so new. After all, it’s only been…Read More