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Five Reasons to Live at Parkland While Listing Your Home

February 3, 2022 A Day in the Life
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According to a 2019 survey, nearly 60 per cent of Canadians found moving to be one of life’s most stressful experiences. At Parkland, we understand selling your family home is a big change that comes with a long ‘to do’ list, a short supply of time to relax and a roller coaster of emotions. Imagine packing up and moving out early, avoiding the chaos and doing more of what you love on a local “all inclusive” temporary getaway at Parkland. For Here are five reasons to consider a temporary move while your house is on the market. 

1. Leave your morning paper wherever you like.

When your home is listed for sale, potential buyers and agents often request viewings on short notice. Living in your house during this time may not feel like ‘home’, especially if it’s professionally staged. The added stress of keeping everything in its place can take away from the excitement of your next chapter. At Parkland, your temporary private suite can be home to as many of your personal belongings as you like. Bring your favourite chair and relax in a place you’ll be proud to call home for as long as you need.

2. Forget the last-minute cleaning routine.

In advance of any open house or viewing, it’s important to present an exceptionally clean home, but even the tidiest of homeowners can be challenged when the goal is to make it look like no one lives there. Seriously – no dishes on the counter or in the dishwasher! By moving to Parkland, you can live life your way. Put your broom and dustpan in the closet and avoid the last-minute stress of scrubbing bathrooms, windows and floors. You can also choose to add a weekly housekeeping visit if you like!

3. Enjoy peace of mind in a safe and secure community.

A necessary step of selling a home is welcoming strangers inside. Even respectful visitors touch surfaces such as doorknobs and appliances as they inspect the home for a potential offer. If this causes you feelings of uneasiness, consider a place where your safety is our top priority. We offer restricted building access, 24/7 hospitality and healthcare professionals on site, standardized infection prevention measures including an employee vaccination policy, and optional storage lockers for rent if you’d like to place some personal belongings away during the move.

4. Get the best offer while you’re living your best life.

When an offer is sent to an agent for consideration, the last thing you want to cause an issue with the deal is the closing date. Many homeowners who are still in search of their next home may lose time or money due to their current living status. Want to avoid the emotional roller coaster of going from waiting for an offer to a sudden overwhelming rush to pack, move and find a new place for you and all your belongings? Move now. Wait for and accept the best offer without worrying about calendar dates. In fact, time flies when you’re having fun – and there’s lots of that at Parkland.

5. Finally take that “all-inclusive” getaway.

Selling a home can weigh heavy on our minds, moods and sleep patterns. Why not take this opportunity to relax and recharge in a place where neighbours become friends and great conversation always awaits. Let your realtor or family members deal with the details while you enjoy an all-inclusive getaway at Parkland. With unparalleled amenities, restaurant-style dining, daily wellness activities and fitness programming, beautifully designed suites and a team that goes the extra mile, Parkland might grow on you as a not-so-temporary home.

From short-term to happy resident

Lynda and her husband David recently listed their family home and made the move to Parkland to avoid the daily stress of living in your home while you’re selling it.

“My experience at Parkland has been amazing. We decided we would come to Parkland for a short-term stay, as we sold out home in the United States. We wanted to be closer to our children in Ontario but didn’t want to lock ourselves in before actually living here. We listed our home and moved in to Parkland to alleviate the stress of cleaning and COVID-19 while having open houses,” says Lynda.

“We moved into an beautifully furnished and decorated suite. It felt like we were on holidays! Within 10 days of our short-term stay we were convinced this was home. The service, the professionalism and the support have been exceptional.”

If you would like to discuss short or long-terms stays at Parkland, contact us. One of our Lifestyle Consultants would be happy to discuss your options and find the perfect community for you.