Virginia Lazenby Recognized As Certified Senior Downsizing Coach By The Seniors Real Estate Institute

After completing the Seniors Real Estate Institute (SREI) Senior Downsizing Coaching Skills Training, seven of my peers from across the country and I have been named Certified Senior Downsizing Coaches, qualified to provide professional guidance to longtime homeowners contemplating or planning late-life relocations.

These moves are more complex, involving both emotional and logistical challenges not experienced by younger home buyers and sellers. Furthermore, managing age-related issues is not part of the basic training in real estate licensing schools.

In 2016, I formed Seniors Living Smarter Services to expand my commitment to putting clients first and helping senior adult homeowners transition to a new day. Whether the senior is moving to a 55+active adult community with home ownership or selling a home to move to an apartment, or independent or assisted living, the Seniors Living Smarter Services Team’s goal is to reduce the stress and remove the hassle by offering comprehensive real estate and coordinated move management services. 

“Becoming a downsizing coach was crucial to me— so many of my clients feel overwhelmed at the thought of downsizing from a large home into a smaller one. Selling their house is the easy part. As a Certified Senior Downsizing Coach, I enhanced my skills and knowhow, learning strategies for assisting clients with housing options, reducing ambivalence about the relocation process, managing feelings of overwhelm, effectively communicating expectations, collaborating with adult children and trusted advisors.

Our Seniors Living Smarter Services Team is often called upon by downsizing homeowners for help with organizing relocation-related tasks like space planning, securing professional packers and movers, and emptying the house of remaining items. “Sometimes there is family support but often the family is far away. Many retirees want help making informed decisions. We can provide as much or as little assistance as the senior needs and wants.”

On the occasion where liquidation services are required, we work with estate clean-out specialists who can help sort everything in the house and help you decide what to keep, sell, donate, and discard. is your exclusive real estate information resource for planning to sell your house, purchasing, and settling into the community. We provide you with comprehensive information about the Georgetown area, easy to use search tools, and exclusive content about neighborhoods and communities popular with retirees.

Visit for more information or call 512-818-0988 to speak with me directly. If you are on a mission to discover more information to begin the process before you visit senior communities then you should plan to attend our Seniors Living Smarter seminars

For more information, contact me, Virginia Lazenby, Texas REALTOR® and Certified Senior Downsizing Coach at 512-818-0988 direct or email to:

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