July 30, 2020
Great conversation about, Enuff with the Stuff and Downsizing, Maria White & Anne Nouri. Questions discussed during this episode. What are the advantages and disadvantages of working with family or a professional organizer to help with Downsizing?Where should they begin the Organizational part of Downsizing? New home location & sizeTimeline ( New construction, 55+, 2nd Home)Emotional Aspect of each room and evaluationEvaluation of Items to keep, auction or donate? Resources for Auctioneer & Appraiser (Anne)“I paid a lot for this item”Resources for Donations/RecyclingItems with outletsThrift stores, Medication, Recycling centers, RestorePickup organizations: Purple Heart/VetSet a date on your calendar for a pickup to help you move forwardCheck with fire dept/pharmacyMoving – Day of Packing boxes/labeling/Digital ImagesTake out trash, strip bedUnpackingFirst box outSuitcaseJewelry, medication, documentsWhere can they find a professional? Maria White is a member of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals (NAPO). She began her organizing business, Enuff With The Stuff, in  2007  in Northern Virginia and won Organizer of the Year in 2012 in her local WDC NAPO Chapter. Maria has a podcast called Organize Your Stuff and can be found on social media under the name Enuff With The Stuff. Visit Anne Nouri at, for additional information and resources.
July 24, 2020
1. I have so much stuff, where should I start?     2. What does “acid-free” and “archival quality” mean? Do I need to use it for preserving my images? 3. What should I do with all my books? Does anyone want them anymore?    4. How do I organize my photos? 5. What should I do with my videos/cassette tapes/audio recordings/old films be saved?    6. Should I donate my item(s) to a museum? 7. My kids don’t want my “stuff”, but I don’t want to throw it away. What can I do?   Visit Anne Nouri at, for additional information and resources.
July 17, 2020
Downsizing & Your Junk,  Brian Scudamore  Founder1-800-Got-Junk & Anne Nouri Brian's view about DownsizingWhen is the best time during the downsizing process that a client should contact and to discuss junk removal?How should clients prep for the downsizing journey and collection of items?What sort of items can and cannot be removed by 1-800-Junk?What are common requests made by clients and what should be avoided during their downsizing journey?What does 1-800-Got-Junk do with the items collected?How do they handle Estates for family members?How can sellers simplify the downsizing process? Brian Scudamore is a serial entrepreneur and passionate people-person. Known for pioneering the professional junk hauling industry with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Brian started out as a scrappy kid in Vancouver, BC, with ambition and a big idea. Since then, he’s adapted the success of his first company to launch two additional brands in the painting, and home-detailing industries, with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, and Shack Shine. His companies have been in the limelight for decades, on shows including Oprah and CNBC. Brian is a regular contributor to Forbes, and his story has been featured in noteworthy publications nationwide. A strong believer in ongoing personal and professional development, Brian regularly attends programs at MIT.For inquiries, contact  VIsit Anne Nouri for additional information and resources.
July 13, 2020
Your Finances, Wealth & Downsizing, David Kassir & Anne Nouri   What does a home downsizing look like?     Is it better to Buy or Rent while considering Downsizing?  Which is a better method?     When is the right time to work with a Financial Advisor ?     "I would like to continue working, how will that affect my retirement"?     We are considering selling our home what are the right steps to Downsizing?   Are there are major tax considerations in Downsizing?   David D. Kassir, AAMS, CMFC   With over 25 years of experience in private wealth management, David is dedicated to helping individuals meet their financial needs by developing investment plans and retirement plans around their long-term goals and risk tolerance. His extensive experience – throughout major shifts in the markets – enables him to help clients structure a  balanced portfolio to address their specific financial goals..   David D. Kassir, AAMS, CMFC      Managing Director - Private Wealth Management.   Contact: or visit
June 29, 2020
How to appraise & determine value for all that "STUFF," Megan Mahn Miller MPPA & Ane Nouri, Appraisers discuss best practices and challenges for determing the value of personal assets and collections, as well as qualificationss for hiring the right professional. Discussion Topics: 1.What does an appraiser do? Value assets for: estates, insurance, asset separation, business liquidation… 2.People tell me they are confused about value.  How can one item have multiple values? Value Catagories (Fair Market Value, Market Value, Retail Replacement value, partial loss value).  3.What should people look for in an appraiser? ChecklistUSPAP 4.What if I just want to know what my item is worth? Why you may not need a full appraisalUsually looking to sell if the item has valueTalk to an auctioneer who specializes in those assets 5.What are resources for people who want to research what their property is worth?             Price, Cost, Value Ebay and other platforms
June 28, 2020
International Auctioneer Champion Beth Rose and Anne Nouri discuss the following set of downsizing questions. When do you know it’s time to downsize?If someone is thinking about downsizing where should they begin?If someone is thinking about downsizing what sort of timeline should they anticipate?Who is a good candidate for downsizing?Some people find the task of downsizing too overwhelming. What would you recommend to someone who feels themselves overwhelmed?How would someone coordinate all the moving parts in order to stay within their downsizing timeline?How do the millennials and Gen X feel about inheriting items from their parents when they downsize?What are the advantages to selling your home at auction?How do you know if you should list your home or auction your home?When downsizing should you sell your Personal Property first or your home first?From start to finish how long does the process of downsizing take?What if I begin downsizing and sell all my personal property but the sale of my home falls through traditionally?How have auctions evolved since the covid-19 pandemic?Where do you see real estate heading economically in 2021 and beyond? And what do you foresee as the new trends? Beth Rose, CAI, AARE, AMM  Beth Rose Real Estate and Auctions is owned by it's founder and second-generation auctioneer, Beth Rose. The company is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio with offices in Birmingham, Michigan, Indiana and Naples, Florida. Beth has dedicated her career to enhancing and giving back to auction industry. Beth servers as a National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Trustee she will be the new upcoming Vice President for the National Auctioneers Association. You can reash Beth Rose at
June 27, 2020
Join Karen Briscoe & Anne Nouri discuss the topic of: Selling Your Real Estate & Downsizing If I am thinking about downsizing, should I buy first or sell? How do I value my Home? Can I use the real estate web sites to predict the price of my home? When is it the best time to sell my home? What should I do prepare my home to sell? How does the assessed value effect the market value of my home? Should I list my home price higher, so that we have room to negotiate? How does the sales commission work? Isn’t lower commission better? How important is an Open House? Why is there a home appraisal and what effect does that have in the sales process? Karen Briscoe Bio Karen is the principal owner of the Huckaby Briscoe Conroy Group (HBC) with Keller Williams. The HBC Group has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 250 Top Realtor® teams in the United States. Since 1977, HBC Group has sold over 1,500 homes valued at over $1.5 billion.  Karen Briscoe is the creator of the transformative "5 Minute Success" concept.  Her books Real Estate Success in 5 Minutes a Day: Secrets of a Top Agent Revealed and Commit to Get Leads:  66 Day Challenge® offer a combination of information and inspiration delivered through memorable stories.  VIsit for additional information and resources.
June 19, 2020
In this launch episode, The Downsizing Coach discusses the steps and pitfalls to successfully downsizing your home & life to gain financial freedom and decreased worry. Be sure to subscribe to the show and share with friends. Welcome to Downsizing Your Home & Life Radio show, where it’s all about the challenges and steps to Stress Free Downsizing in order for you TO LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE! We will discuss: ·       Where to begin? ·       How to select where to live? ·       How to sort and monetize your Stuff ·       Steps to value & list your home as well the moving process. ·       Plus a financially rewarding path to create and enjoy living your NEW LIFE!   The Downsizing Coach, Anne Nouri, an experienced, Realtor, Auctioneer & Personal Property Appraiser bringing you much needed information along with other Industry experts to help you create a financially rewarding path to Downsizing Your Home & Life. Anne Nouri, AARE, BAS, CA, CAI, CREA, CCFA, CPPA, GPPA    Realtor®, Auctioneer, Appraiser For all of your downsizing needs, contact us at
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