Thinking about selling your home? Choose an SRES ®

You’re thinking about selling your home. Maybe you’re retiring, downsizing or a major life event has made you consider a move. A Seniors Real Estate Specialist ® (SRES ®) has unique training and experience in helping home buyers and sellers in your situation. Why ask a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® to assist you? An SRES ® understands that the decision to sell can be difficult. Selling a home can be an emotional time, potentially involving

7 Helpful Tips for Downsizing Seniors’ Homes

If you have a family member planning to transition into a new residence or retirement community setting, it is a perfect time to begin the downsizing process. Moving out of one’s current home can be an overwhelming and stressful process, no matter how long you’ve lived there. It’s best to start early and give your loved one plenty of time to make important decisions. The following tips and suggestions are designed to make this difficult

The Upside of Senior Downsizing – How a Seniors Real Estate Specialist Can Reduce the Overwhelm

You may have lived in your home for 50+ years. You may have raised your children in your home. You have worked your entire life to accumulate the items in your home. You wonder, how can I give up this home that is full of love and memories? Here are three questions you’ll want to ask yourself: Is home maintenance becoming a problem? Is it time to live closer to my children or grandchildren? Is

The Art of Letting Go: Downsizing Made Easy

Getting rid of longtime possessions isn’t easy; it can feel like giving up cherished memories. For many seniors, beginning the downsizing process feels good knowing that they have some control over ‘who gets what,’ and having peace of mind that a new generation will value their treasured belongings. If you’re starting to downsize or helping a senior family member, consider these tips: Set Realistic Expectations. Give yourself a realistic timeline. Try to limit downsizing activities

Four Facts About Personal Care Communities

Don’t wait until an emergency arises to discuss your future care plans. As you continue to age, your level of care increases. And, just because you’re aging doesn’t mean you should compromise your independence. Personal care communities are revolutionizing the quality of care to shed pesky stereotypes. Before brushing off the idea of moving to a senior living community, consider what you don’t know about them: Personal care communities and nursing homes are NOT the

We’ve Started a Little Spreadsheet…

We regularly sit down in our sales office with individuals who get right to the point: “We are visiting many communities, and we’ve started a spreadsheet to compare them objectively.” Honestly, we love this approach… even if it is all wrong in the end. We love the spreadsheet because when the time comes to tally up the score, our village will have more boxes checked than most communities in any price range. If you are