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Downsize Your Home Rightsize Your Life

Downsize Your Home, Rightsize Your Life is a modern-day guide to using the money you’ve invested in a home to fund your happy, healthy – and possibly early – retirement. Author, rightsizer, and real estate consultant Sonya Myers walks you through this often overlooked opportunity to maximize your assets and create a more satisfying lifestyle.

If you’re a Baby Boomer and own your home, this is the book for you! Downsize Your Home, Rightsize Your Life is currently available on Amazon. Get your copy here.

What readers are saying

The author manages to present a mix of practical economics and lifestyle choices in a humorous way. Her background and experience will make you think about what’s really important in life and it isn’t necessarily living in a big house on the beach with exotic cars in the garage even if you can. The book flows easily, sort of a crossover between fiction and non-fiction, that quickly got and kept my attention. Definitely recommended! ~ Land Cruiser

Very well written book by an author who obviously has alot of knowledge on the topic. Some very useful, practical and usable information. After reading the book, I had cause to give my future planned strategies much thought. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is approaching this stage of life. This book will put forward many aspects to consider that you may not have thought of. ~ David Epstein

If you’re going through a transition in your life, downsizing or just trying to simplify and minimize – you’d do well to read this one. ~ Adam Katz

This is a delightful, easy read for a very important issue – QUALITY of life! I am impressed that a realtor, who could make megabucks from commissions, chose to encourage people to downsize their homes. This is such a refreshing idea! I have two retired friends who have recently closed their homes and moved to apartments in a retirement community. I wish this book had been published before their moves. Downsizing was an extremely difficult process for them. Another retired friend moved to be near to her children. She practically gave her house away. I believe if she would have had the advice about choosing a realtor she would have walked away with more dough in her pocket. Therefore, a more secure future. (She had to go back to work full time and works six days a week.) Younger people could also benefit from the tips shared. Thanks to author Sonya Myers. It is wonderful that you provided this information for us! ~ Amazon Customer

This is an excellent, easy-to-read and understand guide about getting ready for that next phase of your life–retirement or semi-retirement. I thought I knew most of this stuff but I was wrong: I learned so much. The advice is practical, and has many “nuggets” of gold that will help you get clear about what you really need (and don’t need) for this part of your life. The author is experienced in doing just that, as well as in things like real estate and goal setting. Highy recommended. ~ Susan Foster

Outstanding advice from someone who has “been there, done that.” I really wish this book had been available ten years ago when I sold my previous home. It is filled with information about how to get rid of all the precious junk you’ve accumulated over the years, how to select a location for your next home, how to choose what type of residence you want to move into, and pretty much everything involved in moving on with your life when it’s time to downsize. This book really needs to be in the hands of every baby boomer. Highly recommended! ~ George Nolly

This book covers everything you need to know about purchasing a home. I loved the advice about choosing realtors, assessing home value and figuring out what to look for in your next place. I would recommend this book to new home buyers as well… If I needed to buy real estate in the state of Florida, I’d go to Sonya… If you’re anywhere in the home buying process, get this book. ~ Sanreviewer

Anyone who is retired or is getting close to retirement should read this book. There is a wealth of information in this book with answers to questions I had not even thought to ask. Sonya and her husband have bought and sold 12 houses in the last 20 years (well, I guess they have bought 12 and sold 11). This experience along with the fact that she has been a Realtor for the last few years makes her the ideal person to write this book and provide this information. She takes what could be a complicated subject and makes it interesting, easy to understand, and fun to read. ~ Jerry Minchey

Downsize Your Home, Rightsize Your Life is currently available on Amazon. Get your copy here.