Is it time to sell your home?

Are you thinking of selling your home to move to a senior supportive environment? Or perhaps to move in with an adult son or daughter who can help with your needs as you grow older?

While many seniors would prefer to stay in their home, otherwise known as "aging in place".  Sometimes, circumstances work against those preferences:

  • Home maintenance becomes a burden
  • A major life event forces considering a move
  • An aging parent want to live closer to adult children or other caretakers
  • Financial concerns make it difficult to keep the home
  • Support service are needed that are not available at home
    Whatever the reason, there may come a time when parents, along with their adult children, consider selling and moving on.

Selling a senior's home is different.

Many homeowners have previously bought and sold homes. However, selling a senior's home can be much more complicated, due to the number of unique issues and decisions - and sometimes the number of people involved. Though seniors usually make the decision to sell, it is not uncommon for adult children to help them sort through these questions:

Is moving the best alternative? If so, where? Have other options been considered?
Are close family members on board with the decision to sell?

  • What is the best way to downsize a lifetime's worth of possessions?
  • What are the tax implications of a sale?
  • What effects might a sale have on future income?

The financial, logistical and emotional issued involved in a move can be stressful for a family to navigate. Senior parents and their adult children may feel they are in unfamiliar waters as the deal with these questions.

Not only do I have a sincere passion and desire to help, as an SRES® professional, Certified Relocation & Transition Specialist™, and Senior Move Manager, I have extensive knowledge and training to help Seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions. In addition, I can put you in contact with other similarly-trained professional advisors to assist you through the entire process.