Mama Wydler's Move

Steve Wydler

Mama Wydler's Move
After 55+ years of living in the same NYC apartment, our Mom is moving to an independent living facility in the DMV this summer! Wow, this is harder than it looks and, oh boy, did we learn A LOT!
Step 1 - Exploring the Options
It took years and years of convincing but, last October, my Mom opened up to the idea of “possibly, maybe, potentially someday considering” a move to the DMV. Hans and I jumped on the shift in mindset and scheduled tours with 4 local independent living facilities - The Mather (Tysons Corner), Fox Hill Residences (Bethesda), Ingleside at Rock Creek (DC) and The Jefferson (Arlington).
Step 2 - Pulling the Trigger
Her initial reaction was that she "wasn’t ready," but after several months of thinking about it and several conversations with residents at one of the facilities, our Mom purchased a condo in The Jefferson.
Step 3 - Clearing the Clutter
It’s amazing how many things can accumulate over 55 years. Weeding through decades of memories deciding what goes, what to gift, what to sell, what to donate, what to recycle and what to trash is time-consuming and extremely emotional.
Step 4 - Making the Move
While the process has been stressful for Mom (she was 29 years old the last time she moved), she’s managed beautifully, particularly with the support and patience of our amazing wives Tati and Ginny, an incredibly professional transition specialist (White Glove Solution), and Mom’s incredibly gifted, good-looking, intelligent and loving sons!
Step 5 - Enjoying the New Home!
We’re almost to the finish line. The light at the end of the tunnel for our Mom has been the opportunity to become part of a new community and be closer to her family.
Going through this process with our Mom has been a strong reminder of what truly is involved with a move at this stage – not just logistically and financially but also emotionally. We are so excited to have Mom close to us. Now if we could just find her a place with good bagels (suggestions welcome) …

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Wydler Brothers have been selling residential real estate for over 20 years in the DC metro area. Along the way, they’ve achieved numerous awards and recognitions, including being recognized as “The Most Innovative Real Estate Agent in America” (Inman, 2014), written several articles for The Washington Post, authored a book, “Inside the Sell”, co-founded a real estate tech company which sold to Move, Inc. in 2013, and built Wydler Brothers into a highly respected boutique brokerage with 70 agents and employees which they sold to Compass in 2019. Currently, Wydler Brothers is among the top 3 teams in the DMV and was the #1 Compass Team in 2022.

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