Selling your family home is a stressful and emotional time. You’ve spent years in your home, but for whatever reason, the time has come that you’re ready to part with the home in exchange for something new. Whether you’re retiring and looking to relocate completely or your children have moved out and you could do with less space, you want to work with a realtor who understands the connection you have with your home.
For seniors selling their home in the Atlanta area, there are senior realtors who can help you.
A senior realtor works specifically with older individuals to sell their homes. After going through a qualification course, a senior realtor understands how an older individual’s needs differ from someone buying their first home or looking for a place to start a family.
To become a senior realtor, the real estate agent will go through a course that helps them to recognize these differences and what should be done to meet the senior’s needs. A real estate agent might become a Senior Real Estate Specialist, or SRES, or take the Certified Senior Housing Professional course offered by the Seniors Real Estate Institute.
These courses teach the real estate agent how to approach the selling situation as well as develop a better understanding of the financial restrictions or emotional connections that go along with selling a senior’s home. They will also learn to make connections with lawyers, accountants, and social workers in the area that can help them develop a better understanding of what the senior’s life looks like at the moment.
A senior realtor works with individuals who are over the age of fifty, whether they are retired, still working, or looking to move into an assisted living facility or nursing home.
If you believe selling your home is in your near future, you will want to start hunting for the senior realtor that fits your needs. Beginning the hunt for the right realtor before you are ready to list your home ensures that you can take the time to make a strong connection with your realtor.
Other individuals who may benefit from connecting with a senior realtor include those looking to make changes to their home or the home of a loved one to make day-to-day activities easier, such as adding hand rails or ramps into the home. For individuals looking for an attorney to help create an estate plan, a senior attorney can provide names of trusted law offices.
Both the CSHP and SRES websites offer directories of the real estate agents that have completed their courses. With easy ways to contact these agents and learn more about them, you can quickly and easily reach out to a few senior realtors that you believe will make the right fit.
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