Are you a senior downsizing? Stick with single-level
Most down-sizers prefer homes that are based exclusively on one level, to avoid them having to walk up and down stairs as they get older.
“The ones that we find are most popular for that demographic are properties that are all at ground level,”
“They (homes) don’t have any staircases or anything like that. If they do have staircases or that type of scenario, then look for the properties that have the main bedroom downstairs with an ensuite. They’ll probably sacrifice the first level, or rarely ever use it, but they often like to have it for when people visit.”
A familiar location
Unless they’re chasing a dramatic sea change or a lifestyle switch, the majority of downsizers are looking for a home somewhere close by to their current location.
“A lot of people have spent their entire life there, so they don’t want to go too far from where they are.”
“From a financial point of view that also makes a lot of sense, because if they’re downsizing home in the same suburb or area that they’re currently living in, it’s going to be a pretty straightforward transaction and they’re going to end up with some money in their pocket.”