Beaverton Real Estate: How to sell the family home

By Kimberly Shute

Selling the home of an elderly parent is not an easy task. Whether it is due to a passing, or needing to move into an assisted living or memory care community, having to deal with years of accumulation (including furniture, files and generations of photographs) can be an emotional and daunting process.

Taking the time to have a parent sit down while they are in good health and in positive spirits can make the process much easier. This can be with a child of the parent or a family friend. Either way, having someone who can go through the process with them can make this challenging time less stressful and more enjoyable. Walking down memory lane while going through years of possessions can be a special time of reminiscing.

Undoubtedly, it is not uncommon to find oneself in the overwhelming situation of having to sell a family home without the benefit of advanced planning. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t panic. Family can be a great help if they are local but hiring a professional can also save a lot of time and even make the transition process go more smoothly.

For example, you can hire each individual player as needed such as the estate sales team, hauler, handyman, painter, carpet installers, landscaper, et cetera.

Another often all-around resource would be a realtor who specializes in working with seniors and their families. They often understand the sensitive nature and variety of family dynamics that may exist. These professionals can manage the overall project from estate sale to home sale. It is a lot to take on when emotions are high so if you and your family members find yourselves needing to sell the family home, remember you are not alone and there are people who can help.

If you would like to learn more about move management services, please feel free to contact Kimberly at 971-227-1302 or visit  At PDX Mature Moves, we serve seniors through real estate and move management services.