Hi, I’m Margaret Vandergriff, founder of Your Place Finder.
I help location-independent midlife women like you reimagine where you live and work, so you can start enjoying the life you want in a place that you love.
If you’re considering a move, you’ve likely spent time online trying to find the right place to live. But with so many possibilities and so much noise everywhere, overwhelm and anxiety about making the wrong decision are keeping you stuck in place.
The good news?
With the right tools and expertise, your search for the right place to live can be humming along like a well-oiled machine before you know it!
Whether you’re ready to downsize your empty nest, live closer to grandchildren or aging parents, or simply find a place that’s a better fit for you, one thing is certain:
You want to feel confident you’ll be happy in the place you choose.
The last thing you want to do is waste precious time and money on a wrong move. But until you can be surer about your decision, you feel stuck where you are.
Your Place Finder to the rescue!
If you’re fed up with feeling stuck and are eager to find the right place so you can MOVE already, Your Place Finder will get your search up and running pronto!
Using The Spark System, a revolutionary system I developed that draws upon three decades of prospect identification and research expertise, Your Place Finder identifies your most promising place prospects and helps you create a detailed plan to investigate and evaluate the places on your short list in person, so you can feel confident you’re choosing the right place to move.
Although finding grant money and finding the right place to live may appear on the surface to be worlds apart, the following strategies and expertise are required for both to be successful:
- Envisioning your desired future and articulating priorities, needs, interests and goals to achieve it.
- Identifying and ranking prospects by how closely they match your priorities, needs, interests and goals.
- Gathering and organizing prospect data, so that it’s easy to analyze and evaluate.
- Mapping out a plan to pursue your top-ranking prospects, so that you achieve optimal results.
By adapting the signature method I used to find and match like-minded funding sources and nonprofits (and secure over $20 million in grants), Your Place Finder applies 30 years of prospect identification and research expertise to find and match you with places that most closely align with your priorities, needs, interest, and goals.
So, if you are ready to:
- Cut through the overwhelm and noise that’s keeping you stuck.
- Save time and frustration trying to pinpoint your best place prospects online.
- Have a step-by-step plan to help you decide which place is right for you.
You can count on Your Place Finder to take you from having no clue where to move to having a short list and a plan for scouting out and evaluating your top place prospects in person, so you finally can stop dreaming about – and start living – the life you want in a place you love!
Your first step to finding your dream location starts here! Discover your place personality type and find out whether you’ll be happiest living in a city, suburb, small town, or countryside.
A rude awakening and a
Your Place Finder rose from the rubble of an utterly disastrous empty nest move.
A few years ago, I was in the same boat as you, wondering where to move, searching for hours online only to end up even more confused and discouraged than before. I even looked online for someone, or some system, to help me figure out the right place to live – but my search came up empty handed.
Unfortunately, I let impatience win out over common sense. A lifelong city girl, I got a wild hair and moved with my husband and our four-legged family from a city in Texas to a small town in Iowa – and paid dearly for it!
Why didn’t I apply my prospect identification and research expertise to my own search for the right place to live? The truth is I had not yet connected the dots. It took 20/20 hindsight for me to realize the link between fund-raising and place-finding success.
But as soon as I made that connection, I knew I had to do something.
So, I founded Your Place Finder to help location-independent midlife women like you take the guesswork out of your search for the right place to live, so you can stop feeling stalled and start enjoying your next chapter in an exciting new place.