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Downsizing: When Your House is too Big

By Dill Ward, December 1, 2020

That floor you never go up or down to. Those back bedrooms that have been empty for months since whoever moved out. The maintenance seems to never end. Yard needs tending to, handyman list is growing, and heating bill is freaking you out every time it shows up. Chances are there was a previous version of you that lead you to this house. A house meant to be filled with, well for one, other people. They aren’t here now though and you’re a bit caught between two worlds.

One where you aren’t fully living in the house, and another where you can’t get yourself to go through what it takes to get it ready to move on from it.

Your home should serve as a place to rest, experience joy, love, and expression of self. If you are only half living in the house chances are you are feeling more burdened by it than the former.

Downsizing can feel overwhelming, don’t face it alone.

What you need is a boost of energy and a fabulous Realtor to act as a Project Manager. Let me come over, take a look around, ask you some thoughtful questions, and offer guidance to help you dream up the next version of you! Call me!

 

Dill Ward

Principal Broker | OR

She/Her

I'm a strategist at heart. Once we've got a clear vision on your goals I love drawing the road map how to get there. I'm a natural problem solver and resiliency is my superpower. I get excited by nudging you to see the bigger picture of your goals when the process can drag you down into the moment. I've been called by my clients as, "contagiously enthusiastic". Selling a home or taking the leap to buy is an exciting transition which can create other shifts and opportunities for you to take control of the direction of your life and discover the next version of yourself.

WILL YOU TAKE TWO BUCKS INSTEAD OF THREE?

Negotiating was a skill I honed early in life, whether it was persuading for a later bedtime, or heading down to South Florida flea markets where my parents would encourage me to, "work a deal" on a comic book or a kitchen gadget. Even back then, I loved the thrill of asking for what I want.

HOW I'M WIRED:

For those of you who geek out about self development and personality tests, my "Strengths Finder" results are: Positivity, Strategic, Activator, Learner, and Ideation.

I LOVE PORTLAND! (and welcoming new people)

I relocated to Portland from Florida in 2010, and am grateful to have built an incredible life here in this weird city. It's always an honor to be a welcoming face and a warm smile to others arriving and looking for home.

WHAT I DO WHEN I'M NOT THINKING ABOUT REAL ESTATE?

Wait, is that a thing? I'm always thinking about real estate. I love wheeling and dealing! Before I was a REALTOR®, I started the journey as an investor. Fun fact: I helped an investment group flip over 100 properties my first 2 years in industry! I've had a rental portfolio for over 10 years and dabble in all areas of the industry. My speciality is the concierge level service we can deliver when someone wants to sell and let us take the wheel. My team and I love to work as project managers and orchestrate the 50 different vendors & contractors to make miracles happen in short amounts of time.

I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT

• My husband & biz-partner Nicholas. (He's a High Performance Coach & REALTOR® -- dreamy combo!), and our young daughter Nori. • Building Community! Check out Women who Own it, a monthly meetup community for women homeowners. • Offering networking opportunities, encouragement, and business coaching for women in business at Women with Moxie. • Spreading motivation and inspiration in the world through public speaking and event emceeing. • Finding ways to make people smile. Enough about me -- if you are still reading this far, i'm dying to know about you! Use my easy online scheduler and let's book a meeting! Buy, sell, just a get-to-know each other to possibly collaborate on some amazing project? Easy breezy!

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