While the relief and freedom that comes with downsizing from a large house into a smaller home, condo, or apartment can feel exhilarating, it can be a very daunting process, particularly for seniors.
That is one reason why Ben Souchek, a principle of The Sierra Group, LLC, said he wrote, “The Secrets to Downsizing,” which provides great information for anyone thinking of downsizing, whether or not they have done it before.
But Souchek’s role in downsizing goes far beyond just writing a book. On the contrary, his company has created a service called Home Downsizing Solutions which offers a wide array of customizable options that can be tailored to fit a buyer’s unique situation, needs and desires.
“In a world where services and products are becoming more and more one-size-fits-all, it’s increasingly important to be unique,” Souchek said. “As a licensed realtor, I work with other realtors in different markets, and what I’ve found is that Home Downsizing Solutions is certainly not a one-size-fits-all operation. In fact, I have yet to find anyone doing exactly what we do.”
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Often, seniors are thinking about selling – or are looking for a new place – but they may not be quite ready to make the big leap. And when they are, selling through a traditional real estate agent is accompanied with a laundry list of things to do before they can even think about putting their home on the market.
“It is then that people often realize they wish they had had the option of listing their house as-is,” said Souchek. “I've been in the home buying business for more than 19 years, and I constantly try to do things to set my company apart and make us the best solution for someone downsizing. I set very high standards of professionalism and honesty for this business, and overall, sellers seem to really appreciate the benefits that we can offer, and for good reason.”
Among the benefits The Sierra Group provides are taking care of any needed repairs, buying their house right away by utilizing private funds to close escrow when it is convenient for the seller, and no commissions or closing costs.
“We can give the seller up to 90 days, or sometimes more, to make their downsizing transition, whether it be a community, a condo, or a smaller home,” Souchek explained. “This also includes allowing sellers to leave behind anything they can’t or do not want to take with them. We’ve essentially created a concierge downsizing atmosphere, so if someone is looking to move, or looking for places to move, our agents can assist the individual with finding the space that’s right for them as well.”
Souchek and his team believe that providing honest solutions, particularly when problems arise, is paramount when working with clients, whether they are a buyer or seller.
“Unfortunately, there are a number of companies out there that are not so transparent, or do not provide much information to the seller,” Souchek said. “We do everything we can to set ourselves apart in the market, and the testimonials we receive speak to that.”
In addition to the variety of customizable solutions currently offered, Souchek said the company plans to expand on those solutions more and more in the coming years.
“The best part is that we never have to leave anyone directionless. The agents I work with can market their property in a conventional way so that nobody is rushed into selling,” he said. “My company can help in a multitude of different ways, and it has been very exciting to see people making their downsizing transition with more ease and peace of mind as a result.
“We highly encourage anyone who is thinking about downsizing to come to us first to see what resources we have available,” Souchek said. “It’s critical to have access to the resources that will make the process as easy as possible. We’ll use our network to get you in touch with the information you need, and can assist you every step of the way!”
For additional information about how The Sierra Group can help you with your home selling needs, contact Ben Souchek at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the company website, HomeDownsizingSolutions.com, or call 800-309-0753.
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