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Thinking of downsizing and don’t know where to start?

Are you starting to think it might be time to move to a smaller home? But you’re feeling anxious about how the home selling process works and don’t know where to start? Are you overwhelmed by the thought of dealing with your treasures collected over the years?


Karen Elliott specializes in working with seniors and their families to downsize from the family home. Recognizing that this process can be stressful and overwhelming, Karen’s patient and thoughtful approach along with providing a step by step plan allows a unified approach to readying the house for sale.


We will:

  • Discuss the steps involved in selling your home
  • Develop a timeline together that works for you
  • Discuss services needed to prepare your home for sale.
  • Look at options of where to move to including bungalows, condos or supportive housing

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About Karen Elliott

I first realized my passion for real estate in high school when I started bringing friends with me to check out open houses in our community. Today, that passion is even stronger, and it is complemented by industry expertise and experience.


Before launching my career as a real estate sales representative, I worked as an event planner, specializing in the long-term care sector. My connection to this community, personal journey, and professional background all contribute to a unique skill set that I use to provide my clients with an outstanding real estate experience.


This is so much more than a tag line to me. It is the service standard that drives every one of my client relationships.

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5 Pro Tips to Downsizing Your Home Guide

Whatever your reasons, this is a big step for you. It’s natural to feel a little anxious. This move is different from others you may have made before. That’s because the real estate market is different nowadays. You’re different, too. This free booklet offers you 5 practical tips that will help you avoid potential downsizing slip-ups so that you can take your next steps with confidence

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And get all the information you need to enter the market with confidence. We provide an unparalleled real estate experience. Always.


When budgeting for the cost of selling your home, you’ll need to take into consideration the costs of staging & light renovating (i.e. painting), real estate commission, moving expenses, legal fees and potentially, a mortgage penalty

Staging costs vary depending on the amount of labour required and how many accessories or pieces of furniture need to be rented and can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars.  Effective home preparation is a must in order to get top dollar for your property. 

The Buyer pays both land transfer taxes.

As a Seller, you want to make it easy for Buyers to see your home, and open houses are one of the least intimidating ways for Buyers to do that. Of course, you’ll have a few nosy neighbours come by your house, but our talented team will be able to concentrate their sales efforts on the real potential Buyers.

In most circumstances, we’ll recommend a well-advertised public open house. Note that open houses for condos are somewhat less popular due to the similarities between condo units. It’s also important to note that many condos do not allow open houses for security reasons.

As REALTORS®, one of our most important jobs is helping guide you about the market value of your home and the strategies that will bring in top dollar. We estimate the market value of your home and recommend a listing price and strategy based on what’s currently happening in the market, but ultimately, all price decisions are made by the Seller.

We take communication seriously and we know there’s nothing worse than not knowing what’s happening. We have a detailed onboarding process for our clients, with work-back schedules and communication at every step of the process.

How you communicate with us is up to you – email, phone, text, Whatsapp, Zoom…

When you work with us, you get access to all our verified preferred vendors – home inspectors, handymen, painters, contractors, plumbers, electricians, movers etc.