SRES®: Helping You Plan Your Future Housing Needs

Mark Hager, Age In Place

Some of the most important decisions you will make in your life will happen as you lay your plans for your retirement years. When faced with an ideal situation, it is easy to say, “I want it all.” But, for most it takes planning and fine tuning to make the senior years comfortable and manageable. As you begin your aging in place planning, you will run into many decisions and challenges. Having experts on your side to help you determine your needs and prioritize them will go a long way towards alleviating stress and give you guidance during a time you most need it.

One of the first decisions you will need to make is whether to purchase a new home designed to help you age in place or for you to redesign your current living quarters to meet your aging needs. If you are looking to purchase a home or sell your current one, the Seniors Real Estate Specialists® are here to guide you.

What is an SRES?

Seniors Real Estate Specialists are qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+. The SRES designation is awarded to National Association of REALTORS® member agents who have successfully completed its education program.

By earning the SRES designation, your REALTOR® has demonstrated necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients age 50+ through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. These professionals have received special training in these areas and are prepared to offer the options and information needed in making these life changing decisions.

What Does SRES Mean to Me?

A Seniors Real Estate Specialists is trained to help you through your aging in place home search, financial options and changing – sometimes complicated – laws that may be different now from the last time you went through the buying or selling process. An SRES knows the ins and outs of buying a home for aging seniors and, backed by his sensitivity and understanding, an SRES will have the ability to counsel senior clients through financial and lifestyle matters.

Most important, by selecting an SRES you will have the confidence of knowing you have someone help you find housing solutions to improve your quality of life while you are relocating, refinancing or selling your home.

Where Can I Begin?

If you have made a decision to sell your home or buy another, you can find a Seniors Real Estate Specialist in your area to assist you. If you are unsure if you want to sell your existing home and would like to learn more about how your home can be modified to meet your needs as you age, you can take advantage of our free aging in place assessment. This assessment requires just 5 minutes to complete and you will receive a personalized report that will help you learn more about modifying your home for aging and identify what is most important to you.

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