Downsizing can be an emotional time for seniors, as they are often moving from the family home where their children grew up. The move is often necessary though, since people require more care as they age, often resulting in them living in a retirement community where help is provided any time it is needed. Due to the lengthy process of selling a home and finding a new space to live, it is best to work with a senior realtor who specializes in this sort of process.
A senior realtor is often one who is certified as a senior real estate specialist. Extra courses are required in order to complete their training and become certified. There is a National Association of Realtors who can administer this certification.
Realtors in Dayton can take a Seniors Real Estate Specialist course. The SRES can be taken both online or in a classroom setting. An hour away in Columbus, there is a course available through the Ohio Association of Realtors. It is comprised of 12 hours, and is concluded with an examination. It costs nearly $300 to register for the course, with the opportunity to register either online or via mail or fax.
Senior real estate specialists serve anyone over the age of 50. Their goal is to provide counseling during the buying and selling process, and offer assistance with making the move as easy as possible.
As soon as you have begun thinking about downsizing, it is time to contact a senior real estate agent. It can take some time before you find the right agent, and begin the process of selling your home. The procedure begins with sitting down to discuss key factors that are important to you, including the budget for where you will move, and the amount you are hoping to sell for.
You can also seek the assistance of a senior specialist if you are unsure of where to go for information regarding home safety. They will point you in the right direction for who you should have install a stairway chair lift, safety grab bar, or wheelchair ramp.
You can use the “Find an SRES” tool from Seniors Real Estate website in order to search for a senior realtor in your area. Simply enter Dayton, Ohio as your city and state and click search now to wait for the results. There are at least 19 agents listed throughout nearby cities in Ohio, with 10 specifically in Dayton. The telephone numbers and websites for many of them are listed so you can contact them quicker.
Irongate Realtors, Coldwell Banker Heritage, and BHHS Professional Realty are some of the name top companies included in the list. Many have a number of listings available to sell, and offer far more services than just what is senior-related. They assist with foreclosure properties and are trained in other areas as well.
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