22 November 2019 4 min read

Three easy steps for a smooth and fuss-free move!

Moving into a vibrant Stockland Retirement Village is an exciting time, which also requires a little planning. So, here are some tried and tested steps to help you settle into your new community with ease.

1. Select your perfect home

With each Stockland Retirement Village boasting a range of modern and comfortable homes to suit your needs, all that's left for you to do is choose the perfect residence.

To make this step even easier, our helpful staff are always on call to help you with whatever you need, to ensure you make an informed decision with confidence.

You also receive an exclusive hold on your new home, with two months to finalise the sale on your current property from the time it goes on the market.

And with no holding deposit required to secure your new residence at most retirement villages, you can relax and focus on the sale at hand.

2. Sell your home

To successfully sell your home, choosing the right agent is important.

How to find the agent that’s right for you:

  • Ask for recommendations from family and friends
  • Look at their sales history
  • Assess online reviews
  • Enquire about their sales strategies such as auction or private treaty, and determining a price
  • Ask your shortlisted agents to inspect your home to then discuss how they would market your property
  • Look at Open Agent - an easy-to-use comparison site.

You also need a solicitor or conveyancer to look after the legal side of your sale, like contracts etc. For more help, there is a useful fact sheet at the Real Estate Institute of Australia.

3. Prepare for your move

To help you prepare for your moving day, take a look at our simple steps below:

  • Book a removalist once you choose your moving date
  • Decide if you would like to employ a packing/unpacking service
  • If you’re doing the packing yourself, label moving boxes clearly and have them ready for the removalists to load into the truck
  • Disconnect your phone, gas, electricity etc.
  • Make a list of people requiring a ‘change of address’ notification, like Australia Post and other providers
  • Pack a necessities box: include your daily comforts like the kettle and toaster so they’re readily available for your first day of village life 
  • Keep important documents with you.

We’re here to help

If you have any questions about your move, or would like information on the services available in your area, our Stockland Sales Professionals are just a phone call away.

Gloria and Alan Holt say moving to a Stockland retirement village was the best thing they ever did.

The couple employed the help of family with packing, and on moving day they oversaw the operation before heading to Fremantle for a three-night break to relax and prepare themselves for their new life at Affinity Retirement Village.

“We will never regret it,” says Gloria. “It’s like starting a whole new life again.”

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