The Many Benefits of a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
If you are over age 50 and considering a new home purchase, selling your family residence, or transitioning into a care-based facility, here are five ways an SRES® can help: For seniors opting to age in place, an SRES® can refer a specialist who can evaluate your home, find problem areas and suggest home modifications. Having someone to help you navigate appropriate repairs could save you money. An SRES® may be able to direct you to community, government and private programs designed to provide additional financial assistance. Many seniors may qualify for programs that can help them save money, but they do not apply because they don't know the program exists. SRES® designees are trained to save you time and point you in the right direction. An SRES® may be able to refer you to a local geriatric care manager, senior groups and agencies within the community that provide in-home assisted living services. An SRES® can help guide you to a reverse mortgage counselor to discuss the pros and cons of this financial tool. An SRES® is trained to be patient with their senior clients. They can refer clients to de-clutter specialists to prepare the home prior to listing. They can also refer to tax specialists who can prepare the estate prior to selling. When it comes to caring for seniors, REALTORS® who have earned the SRES® designation are the real estate industry's answer to the question, "Where do we start?" Start with an SRES®.