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The joy of downsizing

It is almost a year since we successfully downsized from a large family house to a cottage. The move achieved the goals of moving to a village we loved and allowing me to open Winkworth Salisbury. The benefits of the new friends we have made in this next chapter in our life and how happy we are in this beautiful part of the world, have proven the effectiveness of the move. Whilst we have less space, life feels none the less sweet. We still congregate together in the kitchen. Our siting room is a cosy space in which to unwind. When guests arrive, the house fees full, but in a good way. Do we miss anything about our old, big house' Not only is our new home cheaper to heat, it takes less time to keep on top of the garden and cleaning. The bills are lower, yet we have all (or most of) our things around us. The children love their new bedrooms and the friends they have made. We are still exploring the area, and each report or new find is an exciting adventure! What do I miss' Not a thing, all that is important moved along with our possessions. We didn't move house, we moved homes. I have achieved numerous successful downsizes on behalf of clients during my career. To do it for myself and my family, has given a unique insight into this juggling act, which whilst tricky, is eminently possible. Rather than fitting a quart into a pint pot, it is more a case of changing the way you view things. Space is relative, as is how you use it. The Navajo believed that anything that was easy to do was bad but something difficult was good. Certainly, there is little that is worth achieving, that is either easy or does not require experience. You must first find the right buyers (ones who love your home as much as you do and are both willing to pay the best price and prepared to wait/ give you flexibility) and then find the perfect larger, smaller house. A good agent will understand this and the need to balance the equation for you. To discuss how we can make your own downsize a reality this year, please feel free to call me. Matthew Hallett Winkworth Salisbury 01722 443 000  

It is almost a year since we successfully downsized from a large family house to a cottage. The move achieved the goals of moving to a village we loved and allowing me to open Winkworth Salisbury.

The benefits of the new friends we have made in this next chapter in our life and how happy we are in this beautiful part of the world, have proven the effectiveness of the move. Whilst we have less space, life feels none the less sweet. We still congregate together in the kitchen. Our siting room is a cosy space in which to unwind. When guests arrive, the house fees full, but in a good way.

Do we miss anything about our old, big house' Not only is our new home cheaper to heat, it takes less time to keep on top of the garden and cleaning. The bills are lower, yet we have all (or most of) our things around us. The children love their new bedrooms and the friends they have made. We are still exploring the area, and each report or new find is an exciting adventure! What do I miss' Not a thing, all that is important moved along with our possessions. We didn't move house, we moved homes.

I have achieved numerous successful downsizes on behalf of clients during my career. To do it for myself and my family, has given a unique insight into this juggling act, which whilst tricky, is eminently possible. Rather than fitting a quart into a pint pot, it is more a case of changing the way you view things. Space is relative, as is how you use it.

The Navajo believed that anything that was easy to do was bad but something difficult was good. Certainly, there is little that is worth achieving, that is either easy or does not require experience. You must first find the right buyers (ones who love your home as much as you do and are both willing to pay the best price and prepared to wait/ give you flexibility) and then find the perfect larger, smaller house. A good agent will understand this and the need to balance the equation for you.

To discuss how we can make your own downsize a reality this year, please feel free to call me.

Matthew Hallett Winkworth Salisbury 01722 443 000

 

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