When the time comes that the family home is no longer the right fit for a senior’s living situation, calling on the services of a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) will be a wise choice.
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist is a Realtor who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in selling or purchasing a home. The SRES designation is awarded only to Realtors who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how best to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions.
One size does not fit everyone’s needs or desires when the time comes to choosing the next place to live. The SRES is knowledgeable in many types of senior housing options. This could mean a condominium, an apartment, a 55+ golf course community or assisted living centers just to name a few.
It would be wise to interview a SRES in your local area. This will be a good time to find out if he or she has the kind of experience that will be of most help to you and your parent. Ask questions that are most important to you. Do they have references that you can contact? Do they have references for vendors who might need to be called in to help with the placement, the move or getting the house in shape before putting it on the market to sell? How long have they been actively selling real estate in the local area?
Your SRES should always work with your best interest in mind. They should be available to answer any questions that might come up before, during and after the sale or purchase of your home.
There will be many decisions to be made on the way to selling or buying a home so be sure to start right by choosing a Seniors Real Estate Specialist to help.
Lynn Mattecheck, SRES