Selling the family home can be an extremely emotional for everyone in the family. That’s why you need a certified senior real estate specialist. These specialists are trained to deal with the financial and emotional challenges that senior clients face when they sell their last home.
The SRES® designees are REALTORS® who have demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions in relocating, refinancing or selling the family home. They are trained to explain everything from reverse mortgages to the use of pensions. They also know all about 401K accounts and IRAs in real estate transactions. They’ll help you steer clear of loan schemes and scams that target borrowers age 50 and up.
Preparing the Home
Once you make the decision to sell the home, there are suddenly a whole bunch of things that have to get done. You’ll need to think about repairing, cleaning, decluttering and preparing the home for sale. An SRES can refer a specialist who can evaluate your home, find problem areas and suggest home modifications. Having someone you trust help navigate appropriate repairs can help you save money and help your home receive top dollar.
Then the next step is to tackle all that packing, moving, closing up the house and more. As a specialist in the field, a Senior Real Estate Specialist will also have a terrific network of service providers to help make the process run smoothly including cleaners, stagers, home inspectors, movers, attorneys, CPAs, and other experts.
Once you sell that family home, where are you going to live next? Are you downsizing? Do you want a place with no maintenance? Closer to family? Would you prefer to rent or buy? A senior real estate specialist can also help you find your that perfect place to enjoy your retirement.
Rick Wandrych (SRES®) offers specialized help with your real estate transition, whether you are buying, selling, renting or relocating.