What is Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) and how is that different from a standard REALTOR®? Simply put, a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is a REALTOR® who has successfully completed the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation program through the National Association of REALTORs®. This program is designed to educate REALTORs® on the unique needs and
Most older adults who are moving to a senior living community choose to sell their home as part of that transition. However, for some older adults, the idea of selling their beloved family home is what prevents them from moving into a senior living community. The good news is that for many people, they do
As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® I hear it a lot when older parents are moving and downsizing. The question is, “What do we do with all the stuff?”. Many older adults have accumulated a lifetime of belongings only to be faced with the challenge of what to do with those things that are no
According to AAPR, “87% of adults 65+ want to stay in their home and communities as they age.” But successful aging in place is an active process that takes planning and resources. It is the mission of the National Aging in Place Council to be an “informational resource so that you remain active and healthy
Many older adults who choose to downsize later in life find renting to be prefered to owning a home due to the reduced maintenance and responsibilities. Becoming a renter, however, may pose some challenges. Here are some tips for becoming a renter after being a long-time homeowner. Start by knowing what rent you can afford.
There is a lot more to selling your home than staging, open houses, and contract negotiations. Much of getting ready to sell your home has to do with how you want (or need) to sell your home. But for some home sellers, that is an afterthought. Here are some important considerations when selling your home.
It is a simple question but the answer is a little more complicated. And, it may vary depending on the home and situation. Here are some considerations when deciding whether you should replace the roof before selling your home: What is the age and condition of the roof? Is the roof in decent shape but
According to California Solar Statistics, San Diego is the second largest solar market in California (the first is Los Angeles). What does this mean to a home buyer? It means the chances are pretty high that you may be buying a home with solar. But before you sign on the dotted line, here is what