A winter move could be the right plan for you and your family.

The holidays are an exciting time to move into a new home. Settling in before the New Year means a fresh start on the next, best chapter of your life in retirement. Selling your home during the winter season can be tricky, but there are ways to help make the process go smoothly.

The do’s and don’ts of selling your house during the winter

If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s this: Everyone wants to feel safe at home. 

Sharon Baksa is Erickson Living’s director of talent development programs and national program manager for Erickson Realty and Moving Services. In this interview, Baksa discussed how the senior moving assistance program is adapting.

Since 2007, the Erickson Realty and Moving Services program has helped thousands of people make seamless transitions to Erickson Living-managed communities across the nation.

A white sign says "For Sale" in red letters is posted in front of a house.

Are you currently longing for new surroundings to call home?  If so, you aren’t alone. The months we have spent inside have prompted many of us to wish there was a reset button to push or a quick way to move into a refreshed setting that inspires us to truly live our lives to the fullest. So, what’s holding you back?

Brooksby Village
With the curtains of a picture window open to a beautiful landscape in the background, a couch and an accent chair create a welcoming home in this Brooksby apartment.

It can be exciting to envision a fresh start in a brand-new space. As a personal moving consultant at Brooksby Village, an Erickson Living-managed community in Peabody, Mass., I see that excitement firsthand when future residents sort through dozens of floor plans to select their apartment home. 

An older Black couple holds item that are packed for moving. The gentleman on the left holds a sealed cardboard box and the woman on the right holds a laundry basket, which is filled with towels and a lamp.

When we think about moving, we often jump right to the nuts and bolts: how to start downsizing, where to find the right real estate agent, and when to put your house on the market. We don’t always pause to consider the overall attitude and energy we bring to our move.

An older woman smiles while packing a box. She is looking at a piece of paper in her hand like she is remember something.

Now is the perfect time of year to open the windows, sweep out the cobwebs, and start clearing out the clutter. But where do you begin? My advice: start small.

Get ahead of the spring selling season by listing your home this winter. Highly motivated buyers give you the advantage of a sellers market, meaning your can earn more in less time.

It may be cold outside, but if you’re a home-seller, the real estate market is just heating up! While spring is often considered the prime time of year to sell your house, in my experience, a winter move comes with a variety of unexpected and often overlooked advantages.

Snag the serious homebuyers

A woman rummages through her kitchen drawers, pulling out a variety of utensils.

The New Year’s Eve ball has dropped, the holiday craziness is winding down, and you finally have some time to think about what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. It’s common for people to make New Year’s resolutions toward health and wellness, but why not make this year about turning your home into a clean and happy environment?