Full Service Real Estate & DownSizing Services
Graduate of Seniors Real Estate Institute
Liz Houghton is a proud Graduate of the Seniors Real Estate Institute
The SREI Training is based on undergraduate and graduate degree course work in family studies, gerontology and counseling psychology.
This knowledge, when combined with extensive experience as successful Realtors in multiple states, allows
DOWNSIZING MANAGEMENT to provide a comprehensive solution to the older adults and downsizing boomerAgers we serve.
Unlike regular real estate agents that can only help you with your real estate transaction we are able to provide a "one stop" solution by managing every step in the process for you, tracking deadlines and coordinating everything to come together in a smooth and less stressful way.
(She's English so that's why the picture of an English Cottage)
Liz has been a professional, full time Realtor now for more than 15 years, following a long career in Corporate America. She has successfully helped clients buy, sell and invest in real estate and has bought, fixed and flipped more than a few properties herself.
Born and educated in England where she started her business career, Liz lived and worked in South Africa, before she came to America alone one Sunday afternoon in April of 1981 and has lived in CA, GA, PA and CO since then.
After her years in Corporate America she started and built a successful Marketing Consulting firm based in Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients included HP, Adobe, Apple Computer, VISX, Allergan, Pacific Bell, McAfee and other companies in the medical instrumentation, telecommunication, and high-tech industries.
During these years she began buying, renovating and re-selling properties. Not only were her chosen projects successful, she truly loved it. So, when the tragic events of September 11, 2001 devastated her business, as well as many hundreds of others of course, it seemed natural to reinvent herself in the real estate industry.
Then, after about a decade as a Realtor, Elizabeth decided to use her marketing consulting skills and became her own client. Employing the same criteria she had used to advise businesses on the direction they should take their companies, she developed a business model that would allow her to focus her real estate practice on helping older homeowners, which she had discovered over the years she most enjoyed, and to use some of her other skills she had developed in her career.
So, by combining experience in home staging and renovation with her knowledge of the trucking industry from moving hundreds of trade show booths and equipment around the country for 18 years --- along with her project management skills strengthened over two decades of managing more than 400 events each year for clients --- she launched DownSizing Management.
DownSizing Management helps mature homeowners, families and caregivers with their home sale and purchase needs while also providing a “one call solution” for many of the things that may be required prior to actually selling the homes of older clients.
From estate sales, landscaping, minor cosmetic updates to age-in-place remodels, through contract negotiation, packing, moving,, unpacking to furniture selection and placement in a smaller home, Liz and her team can handle as much or as little of what has to be done as you choose.
Call Liz at (760) 802-2798