There are over one dozen senior realtors in the Riverside area that can help you sell your current home and/or purchase a new home. These agents can also tap their expansive network to make the moving process smoother as well as recommend financial products that may benefit you and your family. Whether you are planning to move soon or just downsizing, a senior realtor can assist you in meeting your goals.
Senior realtors are trained to work with senior citizens and the sensitive issues that homebuyers age 50 and older face during their lifetime. You will need a senior realtor that has taken in-depth courses and earned a certification. In California, this can be from the National Association of Realtors as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) or from the Seniors Real Estate Institute as a Certified Senior Housing Professionals (CSHP).
Senior realtors are armed with a database of other professionals that work specifically on senior issues or senior care that can assist you during the sale of your current home or purchase of a new home in Riverside. These professionals include professional organizers, estate sales companies, senior movers, senior downsizing companies, financial advisors, elder-law attorneys, and social workers.
The customers that senior realtors serve include seniors age 50 and older as well as their families. Whether you are still in the workforce or newly retired, a senior realtor can help you get started on your long-term goals. Depending on your circumstance this can mean selling your current home, downsizing, or moving into a new home or assisted living community.
Even if you are not planning on selling your home, a senior realtor can use their contacts to put you in touch with other companies, such as safety device installation companies that deliver wheelchair ramps, safety rails, and walk-in bathtubs. If you do need to sell your home, a senior realtor can prepare your home for market listing. These professionals are trained to make suggestions on renovations and decorating tips, which can attract buyers and possibly increase the asking price of your home.
Your senior realtor may also suggest financial products and services if they believe it may benefit your circumstance, including recommending a reverse mortgage to meet a long-term care budget.
You can locate senior realtors with the CSHP designation at the CSHP directory. The listing is small as the certification is only available in 23 states. Currently the directory lists nine CSHPs in California.
To access a larger directory, try the SRES database. This national database lists each agent’s contact information, website link, and additional designations. You may see agents with certifications in global real estate or energy efficiency and sustainability housing. Currently the site lists 15 senior realtors from such firms as Greg Hughes Realty, Coldwell Banker, EGA Homes, Prudential California Realty, Tower Realty, and Century 21 Gold.
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