Are you a senior that is thinking about making a move? Do you want to move closer to the kids, or maybe you home is just too big to handle anymore? Whatever the reason you are considering making this move, there are some things to consider beforehand.
The first thing to do is reach out to a Senior Real Estate Specialist agent in your area, like myself. It is important to find someone that understands the everchanging needs seniors have and are connected with other services that cater to seniors. The SRES agent is also skilled in understanding the emotions and motivations that seniors have, and at times why it is such a difficult decision to make. You may have lived in the home for 20 or 30 years or more and we understand!
Next, understand the market where you want to move to. Ask the following questions to yourself to see if these considerations are addressed: 1) Are there adequate senior services in the area for the on the go senior? 2) Are there property care facilities, doctors, and hospitals close to the area you are considering? 3) Does this area have the kind of climate that works for you? 4) Are the home values affordable for your current income level, and more.
After finding out all of what you need to satisfy all the questions you have to make sure the destination has all of what you want AND all of what you NEED, then have your agent connect you with an SRES designated agent in that area so that you get the same kind of care and service. Having the right kind of professionals on the ground where you are going is just as important as having them where you currently live.
Next you will work with your SRES agent to develop a gamplan to properly downsize your current home. There are companies that can assist in sorting and packing as well as conducting estate sales. Your agent will have lots of well qualified and affordable options as far as cleaning and getting the home ready for the market. Lean on your SRES agent to help you take care of all these steps. These may include painters, flooring and handy man type fixes all the way up to fixing bigger issues with plumbing and roofing. They are happy to do that and it will make all the difference in getting as much money out of the sale for you to take to your new home.
Lastly your SRES agent will guide you through the process of getting the home reaady for sale and thoroughly marketed to maximize exposure in the marketplace so as to yield the highest and best price for you. Listen to their advice and council! They will advise you of market conditions and how to navigate through a changing market. SRES agents are experts and worthy of your trust!
Should you have any questions or want more information about Senior real Estate Specialists in your market place call me anytime at 714-293-4786 or email me at Mike@MikeRains.com