Articles, activities for boomers & seniors
One of the more difficult challenges we may face is the time when we realize we have to move one or both parents from their home of many years to a place where they can get help and companionship in some form of assisted living. Even the thought of bringing it up with them can be an emotional roller coaster. This is especially true if their home has been theirs for a long time or where you and your siblings grew up. A place that means so much can be very, very difficult to leave no matter how important it may be.
Perhaps one or both parents cannot cope well with living in the home. There may be mobility issues or medical care issues. All of these must be taken into account when coming to the decision to move. If you are very lucky your parent(s) may recognize that the time has come to move to a place that would be better for them. If not, you have to do some convincing.
This is where the experience of a realtor with a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation enters. As a real estate expert who works with seniors I can help prepare the home to be listed on the market. This includes providing valuable tips for small improvements like repainting or uncovering hardwood floors, and staging the home to maximize the property’s potential. A Senior Real Estate Specialist also provides insight and resources to help people separate valuables from clutter, and help them transition to the next step. I have a network of trusted contractors, stages, movers and other professionals to achieve your goals. Probably the most important characteristic is our compassion to understand each family member’s needs and emotions and then coordinate the process for the best outcome.