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DownSize Seminars began on a napkin at Panera. Founder and CEO, Kathy Chiero had built a successful real estate career on seminars. With a background in communications and as an award winning real estate instructor, Chiero has the ability to break down the moving and selling process into easy to understand and implement steps. Believing the best client to be an educated client, Kathy’s annual Home Seller Seminars attracted hundreds of homeowners over almost two decades: all intent on entering this big decision well informed and prepared.
In 2012 the housing market was seeing light at the end of an 8-year recession tunnel. Sitting at Panera with a colleague, Chiero proposed a seminar specifically for that over 55 homeowner who may have delayed the sale of home intending to to wait out the recession. What were their specific needs? Why was this sale different? What resources did this group of homeowners need to make this decision? The DownSize seminar was born.
It’s much more than the sale of a house.
The decision to downsize is far more than just the sale of the “big” house and a move to a smaller living space. It is a move fraught with future-altering decisions and emotional turmoil, often made without the help of a deceased or incapacitated spouse and out-of-state children. While every other sale and purchase has been a move “up” the ladder: bigger, better, closer to kid’s schools and more amenities, this move is letting go. Giving up of possessions, memories, and the familiar is often the hardest part of the downsize transition.
DownSize Tampa Bay is Florida’s premier seminar to assist the downsizing homeowner. Experts in the five major areas of transition – Residential, Emotional, Legal, Medical and Financial – all gather in one space to give the consumer valuable advice, resources and trusted partners to guide through this challenging transition.
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