Realtors are some of the best friends you should have if you are planning on selling or buying a house because these professionals help reduce all the hassle involved in the process. However, even with the best realtors in the world, buying and selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences an individual can go through.
The above situation is worse for seniors because when they move out of their homes, they usually move to live with relatives or in assisted living homes. However, none of these alternatives may even feel like home. For a senior to have little to no stress selling their homes or buying others, they need to work with senior realtors.
A senior realtor is a professional who has attained all the qualifications of a realtor, and gone through additional courses to help him or her to serve seniors more effectively. Realtors go through one or both of the following courses to qualify to be a senior realtor: Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation course and the Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) credential course.
A realtor who has gone through the above courses will be the ideal professional to help seniors get through the sale or purchase of a home emotionally, financially, and mentally sound.
As their title dictates, senior realtors offer their realtor services to seniors, particularly those above the age of 50 years. Regardless of the age, the background, physical state, or whether the seniors have retired or not, senior realtors are the best professionals to approach to manage all the real estate affairs of a senior.
Senior realtors should be on every senior's speed dial because these professionals can be the most valuable resource when seniors want to make any adjustment to the ownership or condition of their property.
A senior will need a senior realtor to guide him or her through every step involved in selling or buying property because such transactions can get very complicated especially for seniors. Senior realtors help seniors to take advantage of financial instruments at their disposal and avoid exploitation from different avenues.
Senior realtors help connect seniors with attorneys, accountants, social workers, and all other professionals who are important in ensuring that a senior fulfills all their obligations and receive assistance during and after they move.
Seniors who do not plan to move from their homes will also need senior realtors to connect them with professionals who can make their homes friendly to their current and future physical limitations. The installation of grab bars, lifts, and wheelchair ramps among other additions can help a senior enjoy his or her home even longer.
Seniors living in Columbus can call any of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist on the SRES website and choose from the list of professionals. Also, seniors who prefer finding professionals on social media can call any of the 81 Senior Real Estate Specialists on LinkedIn.
Seniors who prefer to work with Certified Senior Housing Professionals can contact any of the professionals on the Senior Real Estate Institute website.
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