Are you ready to downsize the home and start a new chapter in life? Good for you! Knowing what to do next can be a challenge, though. How do you get your home ready to sell? Where do you plan on transitioning to? Which Arcadia real estate agents should you trust? Too often, the purchase of a new home is geared toward young families just starting out. What about the millions of people who have gone through this stage in life, raised their families and are now ready to downsize their house or home? This chapter is just as exciting as the first, but there are different factors to consider. No longer do you need the large fenced in yard or finished basement. It’s time to simplify things!
Working with a Downsizing House Real Estate Agent
Whether you want to downsize your home or your parents’ home, it’s helpful to work with a team of Arcadia and Pasadena real estate agents who specialize in housing sales and purchases for older adults. Natalie Aguilar Vogie is a Seniors Real Estate Agent (SRES) who works with adults 55 and older and their families. She knows what it takes to sell and purchase a home later in life. Working with Natalie helps overcome many of the challenges faced by older adults in transition. The property may be in distress and need fixing up before being listed. Families need help sorting through years of documents and other belongings. Downsizing your home for retirement is also emotionally and mentally draining. A lifetime of memories is inside the home, which is why this process requires patience, compassion and understanding.
Downsizing Services Offered
Natalie has an extensive network of professionals she has acquired through her 10 years as a Pasadena real estate agent. She can offer just about any service needed to successfully stage, list and sell a home quickly and for top dollar. Natalie will oversee many of these services on her own, especially if the family cannot be present. Other services, such as packing and moving, will be hired out to a separate company. You can expect superior service from the third parties that are chosen on your behalf. Below are the resources that Natalie can assist with with.
Packing and sorting
Estate and garage sales
Sorting, organizing and scanning documents
Packing and moving services
Moving day help
Encouraging Families to Work Together
Natalie is also proud to bring families together. It’s common for adult siblings to disagree over certain aspects of this transition, whether it’s where Mom or Dad will live or how assets will be divided. Adult children will fight over the smallest things, so it’s helpful to have a third party around to help families work together, not against each other. For these purposes, Natalie is happy to refer families to her network of CPAs, financial planners, probate lawyers and more. Whether you are looking to start a new chapter in your life, or you plan to help Mom or Dad with downsizing their home, you do not have to go through the process alone. With Natalie by your side, you will receive highly personalized support and guidance. Together, we will get your home sold quickly and for the most money possible so that you can start a new chapter in life!
Lincoln Heights Fixer-upper needs major repairs and to be remodeled. This home was built in 1907 Character Craftsman needs to be rehab, great for investors. Lincoln Heights is an upcoming neighborhood centrally located between Highland Park and China Town. Only a short commute to L.A. Downtown.
Beautifully restored in 2011, a Charles F. Driscoll Craftsman Modern designed 1912 historic treasure located in the heart of the Oak Knoll / Langham area! This stately residence with a unique hilltop perspective was extensively renovated in 2011. The home offers privacy for a growing family or ideal for those who love to entertain. The exterior boasts the architectural design of the past with today's modern touch to freshen the exceptional and roomy interior with an expansive formal living and dining rooms. A modern open gourmet kitchen with custom imported cabinetry and an array of high-end European appliances. The family room offers access to garden and pool area with lots of light. Upstairs adorn six bedroom suites including a master suite with luxurious bath. One bedroom downstairs currently used as library/den. An entertainer's expansive and finished basement that can be used for a future movie theater and or wine cellar and games room. Renovated two bedroom guest house with its own legal address above the three car garage would be a perfect in-law suite or potential maids quarters or rental income apartment. Beautifully manicured landscaped grounds with saltwater pool, spa and loggia that further enhance the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle.
Architectural Modern Estate under construction w/ anticipated completion fall of 2018. This spectacular estate offers stark sensual lines combined a cladding of wood, stone & sand immediately draw your senses.The home that will be built on this amazing site in Pasadena's Linda Vista is perhaps one of the most anticipated homes to come to the area in many years. This home captures it's soul from the past artist and architects that have made Pasadena's architectural provenance great. Created by a collaboration led by Thomas Lake Builder, inside of the home promises to be as visually exciting as the outside. The home will offer the latest smart home technology, energy efficiency & create a small ecological footprint. Perched on a knoll overlooking rose bowl area & San Gabriel mountains.
Private & secluded! Originally built for J.N. Van Patten by Marston and Van Pelt. Your first view of this impressive English Manor estate is as you pass through the iron gates up the long drive. Updated residence is situated on 1.67 acres overlooking Arroyo Seco with views. This residence features an impressive entrance hall, his/hers guest bathrooms, master suite with sitting room and four additional bedroom suites. Gracious living room with fireplace & library alcove, formal dining room, family room opening to rear terraces, and a state of the art kitchen with all appliances, built-in breakfast table & desk, center island, and butler's pantry. interior designed by Matthew White. Landscaped grounds include motorcourt, private playground, pool/spa, rear terrace with outdoor dining/BBQ.
Enjoy the privilege and prestige of a unique Greene and Greene landmark home. The Cordelia Culbertson House is the most detailed of all the Greene and Greene masterpieces, and their ultimate sophisticated design. The grandeur and nuance of the 1911 design creates a feeling of timeless elegance in 8,559 square feet of living space awash with natural light. The home features a large sunlit entry, grand living room, large formal dining room, wide bright gallery, and garden-view sitting room. The master suite wing is comprised of a spacious bedroom, sumptuous marble bathroom and dressing room lined with custom closets. In addition to the master, there are 2 generous bedrooms, each with en-suite baths (in all the home has 7 bathrooms). The large center-island kitchen has 2 adjoining pantries,
Hidden on a secluded and private 1.7+ Acre lot, this impressive gated English Tudor Revival Estate is located in the prestigious Langham neighborhood of Pasadena. Designed and built in 1915 by the renowned firm of Hudson & Munsell. The grand wood paneled entry gives you a first glimpse of the exquisite materials and design details used throughout this stately residence. Four fireplaces, hardwood floors, original tile, wood paneling, French doors, original wood windows. Updated kitchen, refurbished bathrooms. Immense grounds with rolling lawns and mature landscaping.
Exquisite Classical design, high-end, quality construction, Superior craftsmanship, and best in possible LOCATION makes 1234 Hillcrest Avenue a true find in today's market. Originally designed by renowned architect, Myron Hunt, this estate has just completed a 3-year expansion and restoration resulting in an Old World character coupled with the new desired by today's sophisticated buyer. This home is truly a 'Trophy property. Located near the Langham and one of our area's finest private schools, Polytechnic, this Estate offers 5 bedrooms, 7 baths, gracious formal rooms, a library, and an entertainment/media room. The living room, formal dining room, and kitchen lead to an expansive veranda, the perfect entertainment space for larger groups. See additional remarks
This 2015 remodeled English Tudor Estate has been a Pasadena Showcase House of Design in 2015 and 1993, close to the prestigious Langham Hotel. Sophisticated elegance & beautiful detailing throughout. Through the entry gates and well-manicured gardens this stunning home includes a spectacular entry hall, grand living room with fireplace, formal dining room & remodeled kitchen. The exterior entertaining area includes an outdoor kitchen area with BBQ & pizza oven, a covered patio, pool, spa & pool house all on exquisite grounds. Separate 2-bedroom guest quarters with kitchen, living room & family room.
The prestigious Barker Home is the epitome of timeless elegance. Twice honored by the Pasadena Showcase House, in 2000 and 2013, it has been updated by industry leaders to show unyielding quality, highlight the finest materials, and create an unforgettable home. This Monterey Colonial Masterpiece and iconic landmark estate was designed by renowned architect Roland Coate and built by Philip Pomeroy. Situated on one of the largest flat lots in Arcadia's coveted Upper Rancho area at 1.81-acres.You are welcomed into the estate with a charming stream and cobble stone driveway leading you into an enchanting foyer with vaulted designed ceilings. This entry leads you to explore the exceptional floor plan and grand rooms that are filled with natural light and comfort.
A once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a World Class estate. One of a kind property, a Mediterranean European villa with spectacular views of the city, making it a private paradise. A magnificent entry with dramatic high ceilings. The main house is surrounded with beautiful grounds, a sparkling outdoor salt water swimming pool and spa with waterfalls as well as many areas for large scale entertaining. In addition to the Main House, there is a complete 2 bedroom and 1.75 bath Guest House and a basement which is used as a gym and game room. The property is sold in AS IS condition. Owner is a real estate California broker.
Designed by the prestigious firm of Marston & Van Pelt with Palladianism in mind, Arden Villa is one of those grand estates that is all at once infamous & private. Cloistered behind massive gates, which open to 100 yard tree-lined driveway & away from prying eyes the main residence offers grand entertainment rooms, lavish Master suite, 11 lavatories, game rooms, wine cellar, office spaces & possibilities for more sleeping quarters/entertainment spaces. The extensive grounds include vast manicured gardens, lily ponds, tennis court, swimming pools & tranquil spaces. The recent addition of a secondary residence located at 1193 Arden, has created the opportunity for a truly private compound. Arden Villa is known as the Dynasty Mansion as it is home to the infamous Lilly Pond where Krystle & Alexis played out one of their classic catfights. Enduring design, charming upgrades & permanent pedigree make this Palladian Masterpiece the perfect backdrop for a Royal Lifestyle with Olympian Calm.