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How to stay in control of you transition


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Major life transitions such as downsizing or settling an estate can be overwhelming. However, the situation can be made easier by remembering that you are in control of your transition. Better understand the transition process and get helpful information about maintaining control. We want you to move on with confidence.

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How to stay in control of you transition

  1. 2. What do you think of when you hear the word downsize?
  2. 3. I need to find a new home Where do I find a Realtor? I need to sell my current home I have to pack my belongings I need to sort my belongings. What can I take with me? What will I do with all this stuff? The house needs paint... There’s so much cleaning to do Does my home need staging? I must prepare the house for sale Who gets what? What about shipping? What do I want to keep? Where do I start? I need to find a mover Are these antiques worth anything?
  3. 4. Downsizing is a monumental task that goes beyond just selling your real estate
  4. 5. What if I told you there was a company that could handle everything for you?
  5. 6. Gordon’s Estate Services offers integrated real estate and transition solutions
  6. 7. This means we’ll take on the entire challenge of selling your real estate while handling every last detail of your move
  7. 8. We will sell your current home, find you a new home and everything in between
  8. 9. Cleaning, packing,sorting shipping, preparing your home for sale anything else you need to move on with confidence
  9. 10. Gordon’s Estate Services is the only company in Canada that offers this complete service
  10. 11. Because we are building a new service category, our potential customers still have a lot of questions
  11. 12. These are the most common issues and questions we hear from people:
  12. 13. “ Why would I hire someone to help me downsize? My family will help me”
  13. 14. Did you know... 18% of those over 65 have no living offspring
  14. 15. Nearly 20% have family living more than 90 minutes away by car
  15. 16. Sandwich Generation
  16. 17. Sandwich Generation <ul><li>Almost 3 in 10 of those </li></ul><ul><li>aged 45 to 64 in 2002, with </li></ul><ul><li>unmarried children under  </li></ul><ul><li>25 in the home, (712,000 individuals) were </li></ul><ul><li>also caring for a senior </li></ul>
  17. 18. The average caregiver to elderly parents is a 46 year old female with a full time job, children, family responsibilities & obligations
  18. 19. <ul><li>80% report impact </li></ul><ul><li>on ability to work and enjoy stress relieving activities </li></ul>
  19. 20. <ul><li>Women were more likely than men to be sandwiched. </li></ul><ul><li>On average, women spent 29 hours a month providing care to seniors, compared to just 13 hours </li></ul><ul><li>spent by their male counterparts </li></ul>
  20. 21. 10 Glendale, Belleville
  21. 22. - Daughter lived 2 doors down and was too busy to help out - Full service package - House required cleaning - Sold through traditional real estate methods in about 10 days
  22. 23. 60 Jorene, Kingston
  23. 24. - Kids lived in Montreal and couldn’t keep taking time off work to help out - Full service package - Required cleaning &packing - Also needed management of extra assets
  24. 25. “ I already promised my friend that they could sell my house”
  25. 29. 1102 Howe Island Drive
  26. 30. - Client’s husband passed away and she wanted to sell quickly - Hired a friend to sell her home - Sat on market for one year with no offers - Came to us and we sold using auction method in 2 months
  27. 31. “ I can handle the packing and cleaning myself”
  28. 32. 187 Glen Castle Rd, Kingston
  29. 33. <ul><li>Executor ordered a dumpster and enlisted help of family members </li></ul><ul><li>After a week, she realized she was in over her head </li></ul><ul><li>Gordon’s team handled job in 2 weeks. </li></ul>
  30. 34. “ This sounds expensive ”
  31. 35. Our services are offered as part of the real estate transaction
  32. 36. Your real estate covers the cost of our transition team and their services
  33. 37. You can also choose from a suite of additional services to make your transition as easy as possible
  34. 38. Our service is not one size fits all
  35. 39. “ This sounds like a huge job. How are you able to do all of this?”
  36. 41. Our team has a unique combination of skills, which make us perfectly suited to help people with transitions
  37. 42. Real Estate Experts help you get the best market value for your property, quickly and efficiently
  38. 44. Transition Specialists take great care cleaning, sorting, appraising, packing, moving and managing the sale of your extra assets
  39. 45. Certified Appraisers Will help you determine the value of the things in your home
  40. 46. YOU move on with confidence knowing that all the details of your transition are taken care of smoothly and with unconditional care
  41. 48. Our service is based on a simple, yet powerful promise:
  42. 49. We’ll tell you exactly what we’re going to, when and how we’re going to do it and we follow through every single time.
  43. 50. We hold ourselves accountable to this promise 100% of the time
  44. 52. 2008
  45. 53. The number one comment we hear is: “ I wish someone had told me about your service earlier”