What is SRES?

A Senior Real Estate Specialist is a real estate agent who holds a special designation through the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) specializing in working with the 50+ real estate market. An SRES® is educated and skilled in understanding the complexities of life changes and the challenges it can present particularly surrounding our living environment.

In 2010, The NAR released a study denoting more than 1/3 of the population in the United States reached the age of 50 years old. In addition, of the 17 million baby boomers alive, 20% were age 60 years or older. These numbers are impressive and telling about the makeup of our 50+ communities in the United States.

As a member of the baby boomer generation and having advocated for both my own parents, I have a passion for helping 50+ clients attain their real estate goals for easier living. These may entail:

·Aging in place
·Independent living or assisted living
·Moving into a more urban environment
·Move closer to children and other family members
·Better access to medical care
·Loss of a spouse
·Wants either a full time or seasonal change to a more temperate climate
·Sudden change in health which requires immediate adjustments to living situation
·Financial concerns regarding ability to pay mortgage, taxes, insurance & upkeep
·Inability to properly care for oneself in the activities of daily living
·Inability to care for one’s property
·Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Each person will meet their challenges with the aging process in their own personal way. Aging can be a source of anxiety for many, particularly if compromised health is a factor. It can also be an exciting time of change and exploration. I welcome the opportunity to be a resource to guide you through this period in your life. Please contact me for any questions that may arise or to learn about the options available to you.

There are so many options available worth investigating; financial alternatives such as reverse mortgages, entering an adult community, downsizing from that large house to a smaller more appropriate home or a condominium. Maybe you have recently retired and are thinking of buying a second home or possibly expanding your current home to allow an elderly parent to move in. The final decision need to be right for you so taking the time to learn what is available will ultimately be your best guide.