Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

A Senior Real Estate Specialist Can Help with Home Buying & Selling Over 50!

You’re over 50 and ready to move. The problem is you’re not sure where to start.  Consider using a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) to guide you.  Moving at any age is stressful but it is especially challenging over 50.  There are many more decisions involved when you move after 50.  Mortgage, taxes, and retirement plans are just a few items to consider for the mature mover.  Rather than waste time researching and finding many resources, consider using a Realtor with the Senior Real Estate Specialist credential.

What is a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)?

Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) are Realtors who are specially trained in the complicated subjects of senior housing and real estate transactions.  Senior Real Estate Specialists are trained by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and must pass a certification exam to earn the SRES credential.  The SRES Realtor understands the complexities of the senior real estate transaction.  Special training includes topics that impact the 50+ client and their home selling, buying, moving, and senior housing needs.  Some of the topics include reverse mortgages, aging-in-place, and long-distance moving.

Benefits of Working with a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Reverse Mortgage ScamThe Senior Real Estate Specialist also protects the 50+ client by educating on how to prevent becoming a victim of loan scams and schemes.  Other ways the Senior Real Estate Specialist helps the 50+ client is to recommend trusted community resources for the transaction.  The Senior Real Estate Specialist has a network of trusted professionals including home inspectors, lenders, appraisers, attorneys, movers, and much more.

Most importantly, the SRES also has the experience and empathy to help the 50+ client.  Letting go of many years of memories in your home is hard, even when your move is positive.  Senior Real Estate Specialists understand the emotional challenges that impact the mature mover.  The SRES also knows how to work within family conflict, which can develop during stressful times of moving.

Conclusion

If you’re over 50 and need to move or you’re helping someone, find an SRES in your area.  An SRES is trained to work with the 50 and over home selling and buying client.  While you can’t eliminate all stress, an SRES can help reduce it.

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