senior move2 webTransitioning to Senior Living is not always easy. Some people move to downsize and free themselves from home maintenance, others for socialization and yet others for the assistance with daily activities. Regardless of the motivation, the move represents change, which can be emotionally draining.

One aspect of the move that can be made easy is selling your home. Using an experienced realtor not only helps you delegate the task but also ensures that you maximize your home’s value in a timely manner. Often people rely on their home’s equity to help fund their next stage in life; the sale of property is an important step in the transition to senior living.

Currently, the residential real estate market is bustling with demand for houses; there are more buyers than there are homes available for purchase.

If you are contemplating moving to senior living in the next six months, engaging a realtor with experience working with seniors is a good first step. This will give you time to consider your home’s value and calculate its potential value if you could make minor repairs, cosmetic updates or stage the property.
Elissa Clausnitzer, SRS is a licensed Realtor with Weichert Realtors and has over 30 years of experience in real estate. Elissa specializes in helping boomers and seniors achieve their goals in their next step in life. Call her at 610-573-0386.

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