1) For older home owners in particular, it can be very stressful living in their home while agents are popping by with buyers, calling to make appointments and having to leave the house each time. Especially tiring if you are not ambulatory or ill.
2) The East Bay real estate market is competitive. Mom and Dad may not be able to secure their next home before their current home sells. They will need a Plan B so there will be a roof over their heads. I’ve had clients who moved in with family or friends, rented an apartment or moved temporarily to a hotel suite.
3) It’s easier to sort through all the stuff and determine what to take and what to leave; can take time and not feel rushed. Take only what you need and let others handle the heavy lifting. You might hire an organizer or move manager to help with the sorting and distribution.
BONUS TIP: Make a Plan and share it with your loved ones! In my experience moving first is Best!
Have a specific situation you need to discuss-schedule a personal consultation to create a plan for your parents.