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CRS Tip Of The Week Thanks To Margaret Rome


Early this morning, actually late last night,

I received an email from Susan Swartz at CRS..


CRS Tip of the week Margaret Rome



''CRS Tip of the Week: Thanks to Margaret Rome who provided this great tip:- (Susan Swartz)


Understanding the Downsizing Trend



The first step to attracting and serving downsizers is understanding why clients downsize in the first place. The number one reason people downsize is because their home no longer suits the life they want to live. For that reason, I call it rightsizing instead of downsizing. It’s not about what homeowners give up: square footage. Rather, it’s about what they gain-a space that better suits their needs. For example, when older clients move into a full-service condo, they exchange vacant bedrooms and stairs for an updated kitchen, a guest room, and a larger master suite in an elevator building that has a doorman and a concierge,”

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so well said - I use the phrase right sizing too - but you explained it so much more clearly! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 3 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - yes, words do matter. It is 'RightSizing' and not 'Downsizing'! Love the tip.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) about 3 years ago

We call it "You Sizing"....what is right for you !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 3 years ago

Great way to put it, Margaret... right-sizing, not downsizing. Much more of a positive feel to it.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret. As one who recently rightsized, could not agree more! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 3 years ago

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

Great explanation - I often refer to it as "smartsizing" as well as "Rightsizing" It sounds like a better explanation that downsizing! Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) about 3 years ago

Dorie Dillard Smartsizing is another good way!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Margaret we 'rightsize' a lot of folks in my neck of the woods!  Many retired folks just don't want the upkeep of big yards, pools and a huge home that was perfect for raising families.This group wants a simple single level home or condo with amenities that make it easy for them to travel and do the things they want to do now. I plan on doing the same thing in a few years or so - not that I'm retiring - just don't want the big yard and pool!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 3 years ago

Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS You understand what many people want. They are looking for an easier life that gives them comfort and freedom for the caring of the family home.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago