Seniors who are buying or selling a house often have very different
issues than younger buyers and sellers. Seniors may be contemplating
downsizing or moving to a more accessible home, or they may be looking
for a way to age in place. A Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) can
help senior sellers, buyers, or renters navigate these issues.
SRESs are realtors who have completed a series of courses on how to
help seniors and their families with real estate transactions. They
specialize in helping people age 50 and older, and they can be used for
selling, buying, or renting. An SRES can help seniors look at all the
options available, from staying in their home to buying a new home to
moving to an assisted living facility.
The first thing to consider is whether you need to sell or whether
there might be alternatives that would allow you to remain in the home.
If a sale is necessary, then an SRES can help guide you through the
Seniors who are selling their homes may need help de-cluttering
and staging their houses for sale. SRESs also are familiar with the
senior housing options in an area and can help you buy a home. For
example, if you are purchasing a home later in life, you may want to
make sure you have a property that has a good market value and can be
easily sold by your heirs.
Other things to keep in mind when buying a
home are transportation access, too many stairs, and a friendly
For more information about SRESs or to find one near you, click here.
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