Oak Park Arms

The Upside of Downsizing

Oak Park Arms

Roz Byrne, real estate

Roz Byrne of RE/MAX In The Village will present a seminar titled, “The Upside of Downsizing,” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave.

Byrne’s popular seminar will present a simplified, step-by-step process that helps older adults make decisions involved in downsizing and moving.  She will offer and explain tips such as why selling a home “as-is” is often better than making a number of repairs and improvements.

In addition, seminar participants will receive a free booklet titled “Moving for Seniors” as well as Byrne’s referral directory of services to help in organizing and giving away items in preparation for a present or future move. Even if a move is in the distant future, organizing now can make a big difference.

Byrne is a senior real estate specialist who is dedicated to seniors faced with moving in the current real estate market. In 2012 she sold more than 35 homes, and more than half of them were the homes of seniors.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 708-386-4040.