DOWNSIZING: Cathy Featured in Better Homes and Gardens

Thinking of downsizing can be stressful. Better Homes & Gardens recently published and article featuring several realtors who specialize in helping homeowners make the transition to a smaller home.

I was excited to be one of those who shared their thoughts. Here's what Itold them.

Giving yourself more time can also help you make more informed decisions. You can check out new neighborhoods, states, and even countries. "I recommend to my clients that perhaps they should do a trial run before [they] actually purchase a smaller house by taking a test drive," says Cathy Romano, a real estate agent based in Austin, who suggests to her clients that they first rent an apartment or house similar in size to the one they envision for their next move.

Check out the full article here.