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How a Great Real Estate Agent Can Help You Through Life’s Many Changes

Posted: April 13th, 2023

Disclaimer: the information presented in this article is not meant to be used as legal advice.

Moving Can Be Life-Changing in Itself

Moving is commonly listed as one of the most stressful events someone can experience in their lifetime, and many of us go through the process of moving at least twice. From house hunting to packing to adjusting to social situations and regulations in a new place, moving to a new home or condo is a multi-step process that takes a long time to fully resolve and involves as much emotional labor as it does physical labor. With that in mind, moving due to a major life event like divorce or death of a family member can significantly increase the stress you experience. 

Even if you have been through a move before, which we’re sure you have, moving because of a major life event can leave you feeling beyond burned out. When you find yourself in such a situation, it’s crucial that you have a support system on which you can rely. Your trusted real estate professional can be an important part of that support system. 

Major Events That May Require You to Move

For many people, the first time they move because of a change in their circumstances happens when they head off to college. Living in a dorm room may have been the first time you spent an extended period of time away from your family and completely managed your own food, cleaning, and finances. Can you recall the emotions you experienced as you adjusted to this new lifestyle?

Generally speaking, starting college is an event that people can prepare themselves for for quite some time before they go. Other life events, like divorce or illness in the family, can happen at a moment’s notice and require you to be able to bounce back as quickly as possible. Having a trustworthy Realtor on your side improves your chances of landing on your feet. Keep reading to learn more about some of the scenarios your real estate professionals can help you through. 


When a couple makes the difficult decision to dissolve their marriage, the process of separating material possessions and starting new, separate lives can be confusing. You and your ex-spouse could choose to sell the home, or one of you could remain in the home while the other moves out. Whatever path you choose, it’s important to do your best not to fight about the home sale or moving situation–bickering about list price and other particulars will only prolong an already difficult situation. A few other things to keep in mind include: 

  • Ensure you remove your ex from the deed if you choose to keep the home.
  • Only one spouse should be put in charge of setting showings, making repairs, etc. to avoid scheduling conflicts and give contractors one point of contract.
  • Holding out and arguing over the perfect offer can cost you more in the long run.

Your real estate agent can help you navigate the requirements of selling your home while going through a divorce, and they can also help you find a home as quickly as possible when you need it. Having someone on your side who can simplify the selling and/or buying process will take a great deal of stress off your plate.

Welcoming a Newborn

Welcoming a new baby to your family is one of the most joyful occasions you can experience! However, as you prepare for the baby's arrival, you may discover that your lifestyle and living situation as a married couple doesn’t necessarily suit the lifestyle you’ll need to adopt as parents. 

One of the first considerations you’ll need to consider as parents-to-be is your local school district. You should already be thinking about your child’s future to prepare them for success. A good real estate agent in Melbourne, FL, should be able to readily point out the best schools in the area and connect you with available homes nearby. Luckily for you, when you live on the Space Coast, you’ll always be within reach of some high quality schools at every level.

Additionally, babies require extra space. What’s more, some home features may present as challenging and even dangerous for young ones and their parents. You may consider looking for a home that doesn’t have stairs and isn’t particularly close to bodies of water. You should also think about looking for a home with a room that offers great utility as a nursery, with plenty of room for storage and accouterments. 

Injury, Illness, or Disability

Whether you’ve recently experienced an injury or you’re preparing to care for a family member who has undergone illness, it’s important to ensure that your housing situation is prepared to accommodate their needs. Take into account any of the equipment that your family member may need to use for mobility and carrying out daily household tasks. Wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, and other such mobility devices require more space and wider hallways to allow ease of movement. Cabinets that are too tall may be out of reach for the individual dealing with an injury. You may need specific types of lighting for those with eye injuries. When you start working with your real estate professional, be sure to explain as much as you can about the specific considerations you need so that they can help you find homes with those accessibility devices. 


While many major life events require you to seek out more living space, there may come a time when you find a need to downsize. Once your children have grown and left to start their own families, you may find that your current home is more than you’d like to take care of on your own. Your trusted real estate professional can help identify the housing features that are the most important to you and find homes with smaller square footage that still include those features. They may even encourage you to consider a different housing type, like a beachside condominium instead of a house. And let’s be honest: who could resist those views?

Corporate Relocation

Corporate relocation has become a hot topic in Brevard County over the past few years with the arrival of major aerospace and defense companies to the area that are recruiting new talent. Workers from all around the world are flocking to the Space Coast to fill new and exciting positions at companies like L3Harris, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceX. The Ellingson Properties team excels at corporate relocations in particular and has developed close working relationships with several of the most prolific relocation companies in the world. 

When you work with a real estate professional for a corporate relocation, we start by getting to know your specific goals for your new position and leverage our in-depth knowledge of the area to help you find a home where you and your family can thrive. Your success is our success!

Work With the Best for Your Success

No matter what life throws your way, you can count on the professionals at Ellingson Properties to help guide you in the right direction. Handling major changes is difficult enough on its own–let us take care of your home buying or selling needs. To learn more, call us at 321-750-7050.