I specialize in selling seniors' homes and I am here to help you with your transition along with additional services to make your experience smooth, comfortable and stress free.
Some of these services include:
Extra help and guidance. There are many seniors who are widowed and living alone in their family home and just aren’t sure of the next steps. I am trained to work with you and I am happy to meet with you and describe how the process works. I will present all the options for the transition. Depending on the circumstances it may require a few consultations to make certain that you are one hundred percent informed and comfortable. And if it is your wish, you can bring a remote relative into the process through phone calls and email. I always go above and beyond.
Slower pace. The home selling experience is complex and many ideas and contracts are presented during the process. I am prepared to go over everything thoroughly and in a slower paced format, as many times as needed. This means you can relax and feel that at each point you have time to properly consider and digest the information without being pressured or rushed. As a result, everything is understood and stress levels are much lower. I am a good listener.
Contracts in plain English. Even before a sale occurs, I will sit down with copies of all the usual contracts, in larger type if requested, written in layman’s terms. This extra consultation will prepare you for all the paperwork that will occur during the transaction and allow you to ask questions or address concerns early so that when an actual offer is made you clearly know what you’re signing, why you’re signing it and what the expectations for the outcomes will be.
Encouragement. Not everyone wants friends and family members to be privy to the details of their real estate transaction, but for those who want others to be involved, be it for support or as a sounding board, I will always welcome and encourage it.
Guidance. The decision to transition to another home is a big one and there are lots of housing choices and options. Depending on your goals, you may be searching for a town home, bungalow or condominium. I will carefully present all the options, even those that won’t earn me compensation such as retirement communities, assisted living, or long-term care. I am not an expert in retirement communities but I will help in any way I can, and for the questions that I can't answer, I will reach out to our network of professionals for the answers you need.
Supporting professionals. The home selling process involves many professionals and I can usually recommend a few that I know who have good reputations and that I have worked successfully with in the past. This may include professionals such as lawyers, inspectors, lenders, stagers, estate planners, insurance and financial advisors.
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