The first of Barrett & Company Real Estate’s free seminars on downsizing was well attended and well received by the full crowd in attendance at Barrett’s Concord office last Tuesday. Laurie Cadigan, President of Barrett & Company, offered key real-estate advice about preparing your home for sale, financing options, and the best ways to discover your new residence and/or community. She also spoke from personal experience, as she and her husband recently downsized to a city condo.

“The process can seem daunting,” said Laurie Cadigan. “I lived in my house for 30 years and raised three children. Then suddenly we had this huge transition ahead of us that had to be done in a short time frame.”

The audience laughed as she admitted that the whole process of decision-making, financing, staging, decluttering and moving was akin to the effort and pain of childbirth.

Marie LeBlanc, President of Transitions Liquidation Services, presented concrete planning steps to help downsizers deal with a household full of possessions. She gave strategies and local resources for selling, donating, or disposing of possessions, both large and small.

Audience questions and answers covered topics such as Title 5 requirements; whether it is better to sell a house “as is” or pay for repairs; and the pros and cons of selling items through auction houses, Ebay, consignment stores or antiques dealers.

Barrett currently has 3 more downsizing sessions scheduled, 2 in Concord and 1 in Lincoln, so if you are thinking of making a move, this is the place to start.

Pick the session to fit your schedule. As space is limited, you must register at info@barrettandco.com or by calling 978-369-6453 to reserve your seat.

When and where:
Tuesday, February 5, 2012 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barrett & Company office, 33 Walden Street, Concord, MA

Tuesday, February 12, 2012 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barrett & Company office, 33 Walden Street, Concord, MA

Wednesday, February 13, 2012 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barrett & Company office, 152 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA

Share →
Buffer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>