Downsizing? Moving Closer to Family? Lyon Real Estate Can Help
July 29, 2022

Downsizing? Moving Closer to Family? Lyon Real Estate Can Help

When the kids are grown and flown, there’s not always a need for a huge house, a big backyard and all the bells and whistles that come with living in a family-friendly neighborhood. Many empty nesters choose to downsize their living space and start a new chapter in their life. After all, maintaining a family home can be costly and time consuming, not to mention there are much better ways to spend your golden years than taking care of an empty house.

Many homeowners envision the family home filled with grandchildren and festive holiday gatherings. But if the kids (adults at this point!) have moved away to start lives elsewhere, it is less likely. Still, most grandparents want to be involved in their grandchildren’s lives, and may consider a move not only to downsize, but also to be closer to family.

If you’re looking to move out of the Greater Sacramento area to be close to family, your Lyon agent can help. Lyon Real Estate is the leading independent real estate brokerage in the Greater Sacramento area, and as such, it’s also part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a strong network of real estate professionals who can help clients relocate outside of their current area.

Lyon Global Relocation ensures all clients have the right agent, whether they’re moving within the state, within the country or across the globe. Your agent can facilitate a match with the right agent based on your individual needs. All agents within the global network are vetted, so you can take the guesswork out of finding an agent while saving time with seemingly endless online searches. Your Lyon agent can facilitate the introduction and interview, and you can approve the choice of agent.

Lyon Relocation Director Janet Hubbard says the process begins with your Lyon agent conducting a thorough needs assessment. Then, your agent selects an out-of-area agent who most closely matches your needs. The final decision, of course, is left to you.

“There is a big difference between finding an agent online in another town versus being introduced to an agent endorsed by someone who already knows you,” she said.

The program has seen great success. Hubbard said last year, agents helped 378 clients with out-of-area needs, with 262 buying or selling. That’s a 69 percent success rate, compared to the 1.2 percent success rate of internet leads, according to the National Association of Realtors.

“The Lyon difference is that we are part of an invitation-only, market-leading network — the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Within this network, we are among the best of the best,” Hubbard said.

Hubbard says she’s seen and received referrals to and from all over the country. Clients include first-time home buyers needing extra help, an executor selling a vacant home out of state, clients who need help prepping a house for sale, and families who need support finding schools and activities so their children can adjust seamlessly to their new home.

In one case, Hubbard met a retired couple through the network who wanted to downsize and move closer to their grandchildren here in California. They had strong pride of ownership and wanted to list their home higher than recommended. The agent spent a lot of time learning about all the love and care they put into the home, and acknowledged how thoughtful they were in their upgrades. The agent suggested a price lightly lower than they wanted, but in the end, they received a great offer without having to lower the price multiple times.

Lyon’s membership as one of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® isn’t in name only. It means Lyon agents have a network of skilled, knowledgeable experts at their fingertips. No matter where in the world you’d like to go, your Lyon agent can help you move closer to those who matter the most.

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Elizabeth Penney

Elizabeth Penney is a content writer for Lyon Real Estate and the Lyon Local blog. A Sacramento native with a marketing background, she shares her insider knowledge on restaurants, attractions and outdoor activities throughout the greater Sacramento area and beyond.