I am proud to announce the receipt of my certificate of designation as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. This designation indicates that I have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, understanding and empathy working with senior clients.
Having recently celebrated my 50th birthday, I don’t consider myself to be a “senior”, although, I will admit that as an adult in my 50s, the purchase and sale of a home is very different than it was when I was a first time buyer in my 20s or at the age of 30 and had small children at home. Each stage of life presents unique opportunities and situations for the people involved.
As a homeowner, you have previously bought and sold homes throughout your life, but as a senior, there are different situations, issues and decisions that can make the selling process unique. Some of these situations may include:
- what types of upgrades or renovations would improve the resale value of the home
- the process of buying and selling may be very different now than it was when the home was purchased
- the possible involvement of adult children/caregivers in the decision process
- downsizing a lifetime’s worth of possessions
- alternative options: maybe aging parents can remain in the home instead of selling
- selling a family home can be very emotional on the senior and all family members
- physical limitations of a senior when selling a home.
The financial, logistical and emotional issues involved in the sale of a home and a subsequent move can be different at this later stage in life, and families may feel they are in uncharted territory. As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, I can help you manoeuvre through some of the questions and concerns that you and your loved ones may have.
Contact me today if you are a senior or have senior family members that may need the expertise I can offer as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist.