Are You Considering Moving to a Senior Living Community?

Best Time for Seniors to Sell Your Home

Tips on the Best Time to Sell Your Home and How to Do It.

As you prepare for or perhaps have already entered your retirement years, you may be considering moving out of your current home. Perhaps you want to retire to a warmer climate, or move closer to your grandchildren, or simply want to downsize into a smaller and more manageable property. Maybe you’d like to move to a senior living community.

So how do I go about selling my home? How will I get the best price? Is there a best time of the year to sell? Should I move first and then sell? These concerns are completely understandable, and actually typically exist for any home owner, regardless of age, regardless of economy.

Before you make this decision, you should consult a financial planner, and you should include your family in the process. You’ll need to understand the tax implications and how the sale will affect your retirement planning. You’ll want to get your family members involved, as they may have some opinions, or they may actually want to purchase the home from you.

Once you’ve made the decision to sell, your first step would be to hire the right real estate agent. A good agent will market your house correctly and will know how to get the best price. You may want to interview one or more agents before you make your choice.

Your agent can advise you on how best to prepare your property for showings. This could include getting rid of clutter, completing any needed repairs or paint touch ups, and cleaning your home thoroughly. If you’re moving to a smaller space, you’ll need to get rid of some furniture. You can donate items you don’t want or have a big garage sale!

Selling the home that you’ve occupied for many years can cause you to experience a lot of emotions, but don’t let those feelings get in the way of your decision regarding any offers you might receive. Trust your real estate agent and don’t be insulted if someone makes an offer you consider too low. Keep in mind that in the end, this is a business decision, and be patient until you get the price you and your agent agree on.

For those who are looking for an active adult community, Cambridge Village offers retirement independent living at its finest. We’ve designed our active retirement communities in Raleigh, Apex, and Wilmington, North Carolina, to embody our Optimal Living® approach. . Our Optimal Living® approach is infused into every aspect of our 55+ communities in North Carolina—from our wellness and fitness offerings to our concierge care. If you would like more information about our communities, or if you’d like to schedule a tour, visit our website or give us a call at any of our locations:


10000 Cambridge Village Loop

Brier Creek

7901 TW Alexander Drive
Raleigh, NC 919-737-7000


75 Cavalier Drive
Wilmington, NC 910-756-4189