Everyone who has ever sold a house knows that the processes involved are tedious, and the situation is worse for seniors who want to sell their homes and move to assisted living. In the above scenarios, seniors have to worry about downsizing, long-term care, estate planning, and many other details that would make their move much more complicated than what other people have to deal with. Your average realtor would not be the ideal professional to deal with moving a senior because this job calls for a senior realtor.
Senior realtors are professional realtors who have received additional training to handle all aspects related to seniors with the desire to sell or purchase a home. The two main courses that realtors can take to become senior realtors include the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation course and the Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) certification.
The National Association of Realtors offers the SRES, while the Senior Real Estate Institute offers the CSHP. The above qualifications equip the realtors with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to help a senior to relocate, refinance, or sell a home.
Any senior citizen above the age of 50 years can call on the senior realtors to help them through everything concerning acquisition, sale, refinancing, or any other issue they might have regarding their home. The above category of seniors might be new retirees, older adults, or even men and women in the prime of their lives.
As soon as the thought of selling your house comes to mind, you should call a senior realtor. Senior real estate specialists will help you to downsize and relocate to your community of choice while paying attention to your budget and guiding you through processes such as reverse mortgaging to assist in the new home.
The above professionals will also be valuable to people who want their homes customized to accommodate seniors. The senior realtors know the best people to help in the installation of features such as wheelchair ramps, safety grab bars, and lifts, which make a lot of difference for seniors.
Selling or buying a home is not as easy as a seller and a buyer exchanging money with house keys, so much is involved that happens behind the scenes. Senior realtors help throughout every process by connecting you with estate planning attorneys, who protect your heirs, estate contract reviews, and tax-reduction plans.
You can log on to the Seniors Real Estate Specialist website, where you will find a list of all real estate specialists serving in and around Sacramento.
The senior real estate institute has a certified senior housing directory listing all the designated agents and their location.
Most of the senior realtors on the above lists have other qualifications listed on their websites that you can also take advantage of. When you get the agent in Sacramento whose credentials impress you the most, you can contact them as soon as you think of selling your home.
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