When senior adults decide to sell their homes, hiring a “Certified Senior Housing Professional” can be a huge help.
What exactly is a “Certified Senior Housing Professional?” Essentially, it’s a real estate agent who has undergone special training and certification in selling the homes of senior adults. They have been trained to understand the legal and financial concerns of seniors, the delicacies of coordinating with family members, and the need to work with attorneys, financial advisers, senior move specialists and even health-care providers.
Benefits provided. These specially trained agents understand the powerful emotions behind the move from a lifelong home. They are trained to handle business with compassion for the aging adult and seek the input of family members and advisers.
Housing choices. Depending on age and physical ability, seniors have many housing options. An agent certified in senior housing will be a great help in the decision-making process. Do the senior clients simply need to downsize to a smaller house? Or are they ready for a condo or townhome? Or is a senior-living facility necessary? Do they need to move across country to be near adult children?
Finding a certified senior real estate professional. The Senior Real Estate Institute, a training organization that provides certification, has a directory.