Licensed Real Estate Associate
Accredited Buyer Representative
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
I am a Senior Real Estate Specialist which enables me to best help senior citizens with the many facets of real estate transactions including issues that are most relevant at this stage of life. I can assist you with a network of professionals in many fields that can advise you and help with organizing, preparing your home for sale, estate planning, financial questions, and more. Every age group has different needs when it comes to buying or selling a home. Even if you are not in my primary area of sales, I can refer you to a qualified realtor in your area.
Westchester County’s website is a great resource to gather information on for seniors including housing options and definitions, reverse mortgages, assisted living, HUD income guidelines, rental assistance, homebuyer counseling. http://homes.westchestergov.com/senior-homes
Over 50 Housing and Living Options
Retirement Living Community and Independent Living
Trying to get up to speed on all the new over 50 housing options? SRES® designees can offer insight on creative new options, such as intentional communities and co-housing environments, as well as more traditional housing choices, including:
Independent Living: Condos, townhouses and single family homes that are smaller and more maintenance free than large family properties are frequently people's first choice, especially if they're healthy and active.
Active Adult Communities: Active adult communities aim to service the interests of active adults over the age of 55. Housing types often include condos, townhouses and single-family properties, and all are designed with an eye toward delivering a maintenance-free lifestyle for residents. Such communities offer a vast array of on-site activities, including exercise, social clubs, art instruction and lecture series.
If you're looking for hands-on care or anticipate needing such care in the future, SRES® designees can make expert referrals and discuss options, including:
Assisted Living Communities: Residents live in their own apartments, but have the benefit of an on-site staff, meal service in communal dining spaces, and planned activities and outings. Some assisted living communities also offer access to nurses and daily living assistance. Others may offer more extensive medical and personal services.
Adult Family Homes: Such properties are licensed to care for up to six residents in a home setting. Services typically include meals and housing maintenance and attending to residents' safety and care. Facilities may specialize in addressing specific health concerns and provide care and an environment tailored to those conditions.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Facilities specialize in caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease offer programs that address residents' needs and provide an environment where they can live safely. Housing services typically include personal care, such as bathing and dressing and administering medicine, along with dining and housekeeping. In addition, many buildings incorporate over 50 design features, such as safe wandering paths and color coded areas to help with way-finding. Such designs provide comfort and ease residents' anxiety.
Continuing Care Retirement Living Communities: A Continuing Care Retirement Living Community offer progressive levels of assistance, depending on a person's needs. They include independent and assisted living and nursing care.
Weighing the Options
Choosing the appropriate over 50 living arrangement is challenging not only because it entails an emotional dimension, but also because of the complex issues you need to weigh, such as cost, location, services, amenities, activities, and current and future care needs.
SRES® designees can consult with you to make the best over 50 housing choice for you or your loved one. The can also work with you to anticipate care needs as you age to ensure that today's housing choice will serve you well tomorrow.
Understand Over 50 Residences When Buying
Having Mixed Emotions
Buying a residence when50+ can be both exciting and daunting. The excitement stems from anticipating new beginnings in a fresh environment. It can be daunting because there are so many types of senior residences, finite resources and sometimes emotional hurdles to overcome.
Assessing Your Real Estate Options
SRES® designees can sit down with you and your loved ones to discuss needs, outline options and help you determine the very best 50+ residence option for you. Then, working within the parameters you provide, they can locate a property that fits your needs acurately.
SRES® designees leverage their 50+ education, experience and network to find properties, determine appropriate offers, and negotiate purchases on your behalf.
When necessary, they can tap a network of experts, such as home inspectors, movers, attorneys, and CPAs, to ensure that
REALTORS® with the SRES® Can Help You Sell Your Home
There's almost always an emotional element associated with selling a long-time home. SRES® designees are real estate agents that specialize in senior needs and can ease the transition first by talking about your reasons for selling and then exploring all the options either modifying and staying in your current home or finding a different property to be sure you find the very best housing solution.
SRES® designees use their expertise and industry knowledge to provide an honest assessment of your property and make suggestions for improving it for saleability. They may recommend hiring staging professionals who can make modifications that will best showcase your house and make it appeal to the broadest audience possible.
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Will Help With Pricing and Marketing Strategies
SRES® designees can also provide insight on current market conditions, determine how your property stacks up against the competition and develop a pricing and marketing strategy to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.
Moving Is Easier With a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®
SRES® designees can help assemble an appropriate team to ease the transition to a new property. Movers, landscapers and stagers can handle the heavy lifting. Attorneys, 1031 exchange specialists and mortgage brokers can manage the heavy paperwork.
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Will Help You Transition to a New City
SRES® designees can also help you find your new home locally or refer you to designees elsewhere to find property in a new city or near children.
If you're a senior looking to sell your home, contact an SRES® designee.
The information above can be sourced from: http://www.seniorsrealestate.com/
This website is very helping by providing important information about senior options and why to choose a Senior Real Estate Specialist.
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