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What is an SRES®?

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® with additional education and experience helping with the unique challenges of buying and selling real estate for seniors and their families. They have developed a network of senior-focused professionals to assist their clients with tax and estate planning, elder law, preparing the home for sale, and downsizing and moving.

When it comes time for a senior to make a change, that change could be aging-in-place and you can count on your SRES® to help with referrals to senior care managers and specialists who can help with home modifications.

senior coupleWhen it comes time to sell the home a senior has lived in, for perhaps decades, there are a host of issues that need to be considered. First and foremost, the “Where am I going now?” question has to be answered. Maybe it is as simple as a smaller, more manageable home or condo. Maybe a senior community or assisted living facility are better suited to the senior’s needs. An SRES® will have experience and resources to help answer that question. You can be assured, that during this time of COVID-19, modifications are in place to provide video tours of senior communities so everyone stays safe.

Selling a senior’s home involves many things including pricing, staging, showing, negotiating offers, and packing and moving. Your REALTOR® will view your home and make practical suggestions on how to make it show best. Those may include professional cleaning, decluttering, moving out unnecessary furniture, or painting. She can refer you to the resources necessary to get the job done.

She will provide you with a comparable market analysis to show you how much your home is worth in today’s market, and help with you with pricing guidance to ensure a sale within your timeframe.

Your SRES® can make sure open houses or private showings of the home are as least disruptive as possible including being in the home if the senior is unable to be away.

Your SRES® can arrange for a Senior Moving Specialist to come in and help determine which items go to the new home, which ones can be sold, and which ones are best donated. That specialist can also help to get your belongings safely in place in your new home.

Most importantly, an SRES® has the knowledge, expertise, and patience to help guide you every step of the way. Our team is proud to have REALTORS® who have earned the SRES® designation. Give us a call today to see how our experience can help you and your family!

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