Helping a Retiring Couple Downsize to Kensington

Retiring is exciting but can also be stressful.  What does the next phase look like?  Who do you want to live close to?  How much less square footage will be comfortable?  It’s not just another new move, it’s a commitment to a lifestyle that answers the question, “what’s next?”  While this is true for everyone, it’s especially important for retirees who need to protect their nest egg and may not want to move again.

Melody’s clients – a retired couple in Baltimore – were ready to downsize. With a background in architecture and previous historic colonial residence in a vibrant eclectic community, not just any new home would do. They wanted a home that felt like them but also offered single-level living with less maintenance.  And above all, they wanted to be near their children and grandchildren in Kensington, MD.

The clients’ daughter-in-law knew Melody would be a perfect fit due to her kindness, attention to detail, and genuine personality.  She trusted Melody would listen to her in-laws and connected them right away.

Melody has a great ability for grasping what gets a buyer excited in a home.  She introduced the buyers to several neighborhoods of Kensington that offer homes with unique architecture and green surroundings.  When an updated mid-century modern property featuring an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, and walls of windows hit the market just one mile from the buyer’s family, they were ready to pounce!  Melody helped her buyers win the contract against multiple offers.  

Operation downsize was successful!  The buyers love their new mid-century modern home and love living near family.  The property continues to be one of Melody’s personal favorites to this day.

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Melody is an earth-conscious Realtor® who is passionate about helping buyers find their ideal home, guiding sellers through this hot market, and inspiring everyone to live happier, healthier, and more sustainable lives. A Realtor for 15+ years (with 10+ in the DC area), Melody has experience navigating an extreme buyers market, sellers market, and everything in between.