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Downsizing to a Halcyon community is a great option for retirees.
Downsizing to a Halcyon community is a great option for retirees. Remco Jansen

What's next? Experts share tips on downsizing in retirement

ARE you starting to take the next steps towards retirement and contemplating a move to smaller accommodation, a lifestyle community or somewhere else?

As more and more baby boomers start to organise their "what's next", a trio of Queensland property industry professionals have launched an informative seminar program designed to provide great insights into how to go about downsizing, selling and styling your home.

Real Estate Institute Queensland (REIQ) media manager Felicity Moore will draw on her vast knowledge of Queensland's property sector to offer tips on how to choose a real estate agent, how to negotiate the sale of a property and how to maximize your sale price. 


  • Gainsborough Greens Golf Club - Tuesday, February 5 
  • Halcyon Glades - Thursday, February 7 
  • Maroochy River Golf Club - Friday, February 8


Jodie Hansen, Queensland State Manager of style powerhouse Coco Republic will be presenting on how to declutter and style your home to sell. Ms Hansen brings a wide breadth of industry and styling experience having worked for 20 years on styling display homes and properties.

Halcyon Joint Managing Director Dr Bevan Geissmann, who has been at the forefront of lifestyle community design and management for more than 17 years, will present the different downsizing residential options available and how to discover what is best for you.

REIQ media manager Felicity Moore
REIQ media manager Felicity Moore

Dr Geissmann said the seminars would offer valuable information on making the home selling process as pain-free as possible.

"Selling your home can be a daunting process and these seminars will certainly help guests create a check-list of what needs to be done," Dr Geissmann said.

Coco Republic Queensland State Manager Jodie Hansen
Coco Republic Queensland State Manager Jodie Hansen

"There are so many aspects to take into consideration and the seminars will serve as a good foundation for taking the next step from whichever stage you're in.

"There can be a lot involved in downsizing, so these seminars should equip Baby Boomers with everything they need to be able to make a prepared and informed decision," he said.

Halcyon is an award-winning lifestyle developer, with four completed projects on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and three active developments currently underway - Halcyon Greens at Pimpama, Halcyon Lakeside at Bli Bli and Halcyon Glades at Caboolture. Halcyon communities are fully equipped with unique five-star resort and recreational facilities, whilst homes are built with quality inclusions and the latest in energy efficient measures.

Halcyon CEO Dr Bevan Geissmann
Halcyon CEO Dr Bevan Geissmann Shae Style Photography

The seminars will be held from 10am to 1pm on the following dates and locations: Tuesday, February 5 - Gainsborough Greens Golf Club, Pimpama; Thursday, February 7 - Halcyon Glades, Caboolture; Friday, February 8 - Maroochy River Golf Club, Bli Bli.

Places are limited with already great demand for these seminars. Bookings are essential so call Halcyon today to secure a spot on 1800 626 488 or simply google 'Life Begins at Halcyon'.

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