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What is a Senior Real Estate Specialist?

Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate
September 06, 2023
By Oleta Yancey, Principal Broker and Elizabeth Foster, Broker at Harcourts The Garner Group

As people age, their real estate needs and goals often change. As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) I’m specially trained to help seniors and their families navigate the real estate market in today’s complex market environment. An SRES is an advisor that can provide guidance and advice to seniors when it comes to buying or selling a home. The SRES is knowledgeable about the unique needs of seniors when it comes to home ownership, such as long-term planning, senior downsizing, and reverse mortgages. It is not just about the sale; a good SRES will give the senior or their family valuable information about their local housing market. They know how to navigate the housing process and help seniors better understand their options.

For those that are approaching retirement, it is important to have someone who understands the needs of seniors and can provide knowledgeable advice. An SRES can help seniors with planning for retirement, ensuring financial security. They provide guidance in budgeting and financial decision-making, such as understanding retirement accounts, insurance policies, and claiming social security benefits.

In addition to providing insight into the local housing market and options for purchasing a home, an SRES can provide guidance for their next steps. A qualified SRES offers more than just real estate advice. They can help seniors find quality supportive home health care services, refer seniors to the proper financial organizations, and provide referrals to industry experts if necessary.

A SRESs have developed relationships with local service providers and community resources, meaning that their clients will benefit from the convenience of all of these services. At the end of the day, a SRES is an invaluable asset. They offer specialized knowledge to help seniors and those that love them make informed decisions when it comes to their new home purchase or sale. Ultimately, these specialists are a great resource for those who seek trustworthy advice.

Empowering your future, an SRES provides a guide to housing related resources tailored to seniors and their families. An SRES takes a no pressure approach to the transaction and has a strong service orientation. They can help guide your family through the complex issues and unique situations you may encounter during the process.