Moving in the 4th quarter

Moving in the 4th Quarter? What are the Realities?

 Do you follow or read Seth Godin?   Today he wrote about chasing short cuts. This is a quote from his e-mail.  “Personal finance, weight loss, marketing, careers, beating traffic, relationships, education- everything that matters to someone often comes with heavily promoted shortcuts as the alternative.”     It’s true, right?  How many times as a Realtor I see situations where folks expect “short cuts” Recently in a home of a 80+ year old who has plans to move in the next 30 days. ( Elisa Hawkinson with Calming Your Chaos teaching on the topic of “what would you do if you had to move in 30 days?” )  Well, there it is!  No short cut to this 80 year olds plans.  It sure was clear at this house, as I was walking through,  all the books that were piled up on the subject of moving or what to do with all the stuff, or the seminars attended or the magic of Marie Kondo did not give way to any short cut.   No magic happened over the past how many years the idea of moving was on this persons mind.  It comes down to making decisions.  That is the bottom line.  What decision{s} needs to be made to ensure you will have the outcome of your desires?  

Where do you want to live when you are 80?   When we were 20 in those invincible years we thought nothing would hold us back, stop us from doing anything & everything we wanted.  Right?  Now at 80, I see that thinking is still hanging on.  Nothing will happen or be an issue.  The plan is to live out then next 10-30 years in the home you are currently settled in.  Statistics prove that very few of us actually our given that long life opportunity to live to 110 & not have any health issue of any kind.  

 The short cut as I see it, is not making decisions about the key concerns. Not to recognize the realities of the situation of a house stuffed with a multitude of things not being utilized.  Safety concerns of unsafe pathways around the house.  Financial concerns of having enough to live out a life in a healthy way. 

 There are various conversations on all of these points. What are your thoughts on. 

  1. Short cuts?
  2. Making timely decisions? 
  3. Moving in 30 days? 

Moving during the 4th Quarter of life has different realities for everyone.  Reach out to me, I’m happy to have conversations & provide insight & support for you or your loved ones on this topic of Selling a life long home and Moving on to a Life Style that feels rewarding.

Teresa Barthol

Teresa Barthol

Realtor - Managing Broker



Teresa Barthol


Teresa Barthol -Managing Broker with eXp Realty Seattle.  Brings 22 plus years’ experience to consult with clients about real estate in the 3rd and 4th quarters of their lives. .  With longevity in Real Estate Teresa loves to share her optimistic problem solving skills, creative out of the box thinking along with her enthusiasm for great outcomes. “Believe,” she will say, your desires in life will be realized. Teresa focuses on Lifestyles to Live within the four walls you call home.

With Guest Authors: 
Marcelle Allen from Dreamosity
Elisa Hawkinson - How2GetOrganized!
Karen Herold - Wise Transition


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