Moving On Guide For Seniors
Are you thinking of selling your home to move to a senior supportive environment? Or perhaps to move in with an adult son or daughter who can help with your needs as you grow older?
Whatever the reason, there may come a time when parents, along with their adult children, consider selling and moving on. Our Moving On Guide is designed to help guide your family through the complex issues and unique situations you may encounter during the process.
To assist you,SRES® Council created a unique and valuable resource the Moving On Guide. This comprehensive guide walks you through each step in the process, with personalized guidelines and worksheets that will help you find the next living situation well-suited to your needs. And best of all, it’s free!
Reviewing Your Current Situation
Nearly everyone wishes to age in place as they grow older. But often, the spacious family house becomes too burdensome, financially and physically, to maintain for individuals over 50.
Trying to determine your next step?
It can entail a complex set of decisions relating to finances, ideal over 50 housing locations and property types, as well as anticipating future needs as you or your loved ones age.
SRES® designees can consult with you to review your current housing situation and outline the topics to weigh as you consider your next move. They will provide pertinent information on 50+ housing trends, financing and market conditions.
They can also develop a team of experts and advisors to help you with every step while you’re exploring your options and determining the very best place to call home.
Joanne & her team can assist you with selling 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.
ASeniors 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.
Understanding Universal Design
Wouldn’t the ideal house be one that works to everyone’s benefit, no matter age or ability? Universal design makes such a house a possibility.
Incorporating universal design allows for a house that addresses the abilities of all groups and ages and makes homes more livable for everyone.
It is often referred to as barrier-free living. Design features could include no-slip floors and tubs that increase safety for everyone in a home. Other examples of universal design characteristics are lever door handles that serve the person with arthritis and the person entering a room with an armful of groceries equally well. And no-step entries make it simple for seniors to safely move from room to room.
Products used in universal design once had an institutional feel to them. Now they’re sleek and modern and marry safety with style.
Aging In Place Comfortably
The features are especially beneficial as people age and face more limited mobility. Living in homes designed with universal design principles makes it more likely that you’ll be able to age in place with comfort.
Increase Home Safety
Universal design can also prevent falls, the leading cause of injury among older adults. Even simple changes, such as raising light levels, removing throw rugs and installing handrails and grab bars, can enhance the safety of a home considerably.
Remodeling for Universal Design
SRES® Designees can assess your house and make suggestions on how to incorporate universal design principles. They can refer you to remodeling professionals who can perform small and large home modification projects.
For more information on universal design, contact an SRES® Designee.
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 the purchase of your new residence, and the move, proceed smoothly.
For help finding the senior citizen residence that’s right for you or your loved one, contact an SRES®designee.