It was not an easy decision to leave a career in bank management to start my own business. I had a steady income with a wonderful company and continued room for unlimited growth. Why the change? My parents retired and needed to downsize. They needed my help, and throughout the process, I realized they were not the only ones who were facing this life change. Over and again, I spent time on the phone with my mother and heard the sheer exhaustion in her voice. I was still working full time and couldn’t be there as much as she needed me during her move. You see, my parents have lived in the same house for over 30 years. It’s where I grew up. We created memories in those rooms, and the task, let along the thought, of moving was overwhelming. When I asked my mother & father what was the most challenging part of the whole move, in unison they said, “We just didn’t know where or how to start!”
We had a lot of figuring out to do and quite the learning curve along the way. Fortunately, over the years have built a strong network of trusted referral sources for everything from storage to mortgage, a real estate attorney for those really tough situations, and a trust attorney for when things are missed or unexpected. Having worked with these folks for years, I already trust them with my bank clients, why not with my parents?
And then the real work began. Sorting through junk & treasures alike. Listing items for sale online (monitoring & shipping sold items too!) and coordinating a couple of rummage sales to make room for a new chapter. There were storage areas to be cleared & sorted, heavy lifting to be done, even figuring out what to do with their beloved pet while all the chaos was underway was a step we didn’t know that we didn’t know.
As sellers of one home & buyers of another there was a length of paperwork to complete that seemed to just keep coming without end in sight. I began communicating directly with their Realtor to liaison between her and my folks. I was able to be with them at times, but not as much as they needed me to be. This was when I knew I had to make a change. My parents had made many changes for me over the years, and it was my turn.
My promise to you is no different than my promise to them: I will make this as easy as possible by keeping you on track, and help you navigate the journey from here to there. You don’t have to do it alone or wish you had help. I am here to help.
I am Another Mother’s Daughter who will treat you like family and keep yours in the loop.