Did you know that one-third of Baby Boomers make the decision to retire to a new state? If you're among the one-third who's made the definite decision to relocate for retirement, here are some things to consider before the big move is made.

Number one on the list? Decide where you want to retire! Narrowing down the exact place to nestle could be a challenge, so utilize the greatest resource at your fingertips, the Internet. Are you wanting a tropical destination out of the US? How about a quiet suburban area minutes from a slew of retirement-friendly activities? (Would it be helpful to have a relocation guide or area information? Click here to request one from Masha). The choice is yours - have fun surfing the web! 

Number two: Hire a Realtor. A listing agent can take care of the details of selling your home while you work with a buyer's agent to hone in on your new dream home. Life will be a lot easier with an agent on board - we guarantee it!

Get ready to put on your work clothes and gloves, because number three is ‚Äčempty out your garage, closets and attic. If you're moving halfway across the country, many of the things you've been collecting - but haven't used lately - will probably need to stay behind. 

Number four is perhaps the most difficult of all... telling family and friends about your plans to move away.  Procrastination is not the route you want to take with this one. A line like, "Kids, we're moving 2,000 miles away next week," might not go over well. Take their feelings into consideration and give them plenty of time to process that you won't be around the corner anymore. Being able to explain why you have chosen your new city will go a long way towards easing their concerns over your move.

If you or someone you know has plans to relocate to the Triangle area for retirement, Masha Halpern & The Smart Move Team are only a phone call away. Retirement should be the best time of your life, so let us help you find the perfect home to enjoy these remarkable years!  



Masha Halpern and The Smart Move Team is your ultimate real estate resource for Chapel HillDurhamCarrboro and surrounding areas. Visit my website at www.TheSmartMoveTeam.com  for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Masha is a certified member of The Luxury Home Marketing Institute, participates in its annual Leaders in Luxury Conference, and works with The Institute’s thousands of members worldwide to share information about current listings.

Masha is also a certified member of Keller Williams Luxury International and is Chapel Hill & Durham's EXCLUSIVE  member of Cyber Stars International – Top Realtors Using Technology – a group dedicated to taking the best and latest technological advances and applying them to real estate advertising and marketing for her clients in all price pointsMasha Halpern can be contacted for a private consultation by calling 919-414-0337 or by visitingwww.TheSmartMoveTeam.com.