Is now a perfect time to downsize?

Margaret Young, Sales Associate at Rego Sotheby’s International Realty discusses why it may just be the perfect time for owners of large family homes to downsize to something more manageable, taking advantage of growing demand in that segment of the Bermuda market. 

“I imagine many of you have been enjoying your large homes but holding your breath hoping that the time would come again when you could downsize but not downgrade and have some additional money with which to enjoy your retirement.

A few years ago, maybe 9 or 10, many of my transactions were selling homes ranging between $2 million and $3 million to young upwardly mobile families. These sellers would then find a nice townhouse or condo in a good location for say $1 million or $1.5 million. Then just in a flash all that stopped – there weren’t so many young upwardly mobile families in the market at that level so owners couldn’t move.  Now that has changed. We have many more people active in this sector and not enough homes in that category to sell – which of course means that in that segment it is more of a seller’s market. But the same thing hasn’t happened in the executive condo market and there are a few good buys to be had – so you’d be selling high and buying  low. Who doesn’t like to do this?

There are Bermudians spending at this level as well as new individuals  who now have an opportunity to purchase as Permanent Resident Certificate holders. 

Of course it is a chicken and egg sort of thing! Do you sell first or buy first? Every individual’s circumstances differ and this is a conversation you should have with your real estate agent when you first consider putting your home on the market.”

With many years of experience, backed by our Rego Sotheby’s International Realty dedicated sales team and an exceptional marketing department, I look forward to exploring these exciting possibilities with you.  Please feel free to contact me and we will work together to make your transition as comfortable as possible.

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