Life Changes

Life is a wonderful thing with many twists, turns, and winding paths. Sometimes it’s in these diverging moments that having a helping hand is most beneficial, especially if your life-changing event requires you to move and sell a home. Don’t go through it alone. A trusted real estate agent at your side can be a valuable resource when your attention is divided.

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Life Changes


There are many reasons why you may need to downsize your home, but most commonly this happens post-retirement or after the children have all moved out. Considering the memories in your current home, you may hesitate to downsize, but there are benefits to a smaller space that will make life easier and less expensive.

In retirement, lower bills and less maintenance are essential for relaxation. Let The Helbert Team assist you in listing your current home, offering downsizing tips, and finding a smaller, new space. An experienced agent makes simultaneous buying and selling a breeze.

Things to Consider:

  • How small do you want to/can you go?
  • Can you reduce your clutter enough to downsize?
  • Are renovations on your current home needed before selling?


During a divorce, it’s quite possible that neither party wants to hold onto the property. Or, in instances where the home is in one’s name, they may need or want to sell it to their former spouse. It can be such a touchy and difficult subject that a third party, like a real estate agent, is a great idea to involve.

Some issues may arise, such as disputes over the sales price or maintenance projects that should be completed. To keep things civil, you’ll want a real estate agent that’s worked with divorcing couples before, and we at The Helbert Team have that experience.

Things to Consider:

  • Are proceeds being split 50/50?
  • Can both parties agree on a listing price?
  • Clear communication is needed between parties

Probate Sales

If you find yourself facing the challenging task of selling a home in probate following the passing of a beloved family member or friend, The Helbert Team is here to offer compassionate and professional assistance. We understand that dealing with probate can be emotionally taxing, and navigating the real estate process during such times can be overwhelming.

Our experienced team is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the probate sale, providing support, expertise, and a seamless transaction to ease the burden during this difficult period.

Things to Consider:

  • Communication with Beneficiaries: Keep all beneficiaries and stakeholders informed throughout the process to maintain transparency and avoid conflicts.
  • Would an Estate Sale be beneficial?
  • Appraisal and Valuation: Determine the property's value through a professional appraisal or market analysis to establish a fair asking price.
  • Timely Transaction: Work with professionals who understand the importance of a timely sale while respecting the sensitivities involved.

Growing Family

With a new member of the family on the way or a marriage bringing in a new spouse and children, a bigger home may be in order. It’s an exciting time and The Helbert team can make it stress-free. With that often comes selling the current property. Even though you’re increasing your space, the move into your new home should be clean and without unnecessary clutter. So, start decluttering as soon as possible to prepare.

The most important question to ask yourself when you need a bigger home is, “How big do I need?” Do you need a spacious four-bedroom? Or will even more bedrooms be required? If you’re welcoming a new baby into your family, think about the space they’ll need as they grow, not the space they take up as an infant.

Things to Consider:

  • Are you looking to have more than one child?
  • Is this a forever home, or another transition space?
  • How many bedrooms/how much square footage is needed?

Career Change

Moving up the corporate ladder and need to relocate? Does your new job require you to have a home office? Or is it finally time to retire? At this exciting time, you’re probably going to be so caught up in your new role or career change that selling and finding a new home may fall by the wayside. When working with a member of The Helbert Team, all you have to do is communicate what your career change means for your housing situation.

Often with a new job comes the need to act fast. Will you need to buy a new home before selling your current one? When a quick sale is needed, it all comes down to setting a reasonable price that’s fair for the current market and still provides you with a decent return on your investment. A neighborhood sales report, pulled by us, will help determine the best listing price for you.

Things to Consider:

  • Will you need to buy before selling?
  • Will your budget be increasing or decreasing?
  • Does your career change require more space or less?

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Work With the Team That’s Done It All

Selling real estate while going through a significant life change can require a certain approach. The Helbert Team has worked with clients undergoing everything from divorce to retirement, and they know how to work in even the most sensitive of situations.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re going through a change in your living situation that requires you to sell your home or buy something new. Our resources, knowledge, and expertise are invaluable through all of these life-changing scenarios, and we’re here to simplify the transition as much as we can.