Testimonials

What people are saying about the Upside of Downsizing conferences

Dividers V2

“Came to your conference in November and brought a friend. After the conference, she understood why I was contemplating a move to a retirement community – which I have since done. Making a change after 44 years in the same place takes a lot of ‘self-convincing’. It’s been a good move for me and now I can be as social as I want without ever having to go out in the cold! Thank you for putting together the conference.

Celia JollyDividers V2

“I attended The Upside of Downsizing Conference recently and found the information invaluable, both personally and professionally. As a clinician at the Memory Health Center at Summit Research, I see families needing to make decisions regarding a transition from home to a retirement community. Especially for caregivers who are dealing with their loved one with dementia, it can be an extremely stressful time. The conference provided helpful information on the real estate market, preparing the house to sell, legal ramifications and the emotions that are often associated with this transition.”

Karen Wilson

Dividers V2

“The most valuable information I received today was when the counselor addressed the emotional challenges of downsizing. Also, I learned how important it is to have a plan ahead of time and get professional help when needed. I can’t offer any suggestions on how to improve the individual presentations and the overall conference, because it was very excellent the way it was presented – covered all areas of the process with the right people.”

Kathleen Browning 

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“The Upside of Downsizing Conference was well organized and the handouts were great!”

Sue Dobson

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“If you are just starting your process to downsize, then this conference is an absolute must! The amount of valuable information is truly priceless and gives a clear pathway to the important tasks that need to be taken care of first, all the way down to your actual moving date. You’ll learn how to prepare, so that each step you cover is planned to perfection minimizing any surprises or unfortunate situations, ensuring for a smooth transition. The Upside of Downsizing Conference has taught me a lot, too, and the knowledge passed on to everyone makes for a smarter move.”

Charles Castronovo
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“So much info— think I will be able to see a means for transition. Very well put together … am leaving with the feeling that things will work and fall into place.”

Linda Woods

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“Great information. The most valuable information I received today was getting the house ready for sale and giving money directly to grandchildren for schooling.”

Don Woods, Retired

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“The presenters were all very impressive. I really enjoyed the presentations and information they shared.” There are no suggestions I would offer to improve the individual presentations and the overall conference – none really!”

Nancy Drogin

Dividers V2

“I thought everything presented was great and a good job was done on everything by everyone doing their presentation. The most valuable information we received was about home staging and interior design.”

Jim Eber and Jean Minch, Retired

Dividers V2

“Content was great on all subjects. I learned the importance of financial planning and the order of selling a home.”

Lori Prouty

Dividers V2

“All info put me in the mind-set to starting to get my act together.”

JJ Bond

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“The most valuable information I received at the conference was the need to have a complex power of attorney and staging my home.”

Jack Bond

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“The most valuable information I received at The Upside of Downsizing Conference was the financial piece – the need to update my records. The presentation was very professional – excellent presentations.”

Pat Fuller
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“It was most informative, thank you so much! It has really helped me in all areas.”

Betty Bledsoe

Dividers V2

“Great conference – I would not change anything. The importance of staging before selling a house was the most valuable information I received at the conference.”

Linda Brending

Dividers V2

“The presenters all spoke loud and distinctly and interestingly. Thank you.”

Jean Ann Miller

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“The most valuable information I received today was the home staging info. It was new for me. I have no suggestions to offer to improve the individual presentations and the overall conference. It was very good as we saw it.”

Ed Miller

Dividers V2

“It was all very good information. I appreciated that things started on time and it moved along as quickly as it did.”

John Dyer

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“I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on downsizing at the Rock Creek Retirement Community. The information was very relevant to the concerns and on the importance to think ahead and prepare while we can make sound decisions that are definitely important and will affect us and those dear to us.”

Aida Parisio

Dividers V2

“The information on home staging was very helpful.”

Melba Means

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“The most valuable information I received at the conference was legal information on assets. I thought the speakers were knowledgeable and well spoken.”

Ken Johnk