When aging in place is no longer an option for your older loved one, selling
their house and moving to either a smaller house or a senior community
is often the next step for them. But, selling a house isn’t all
that easy when after so many years it isn’t just their house but
their home. It may be the place where you took your first steps or the
site of every Thanksgiving meal in anyone’s memory. So, selling
a senior’s home isn’t a typical list it, sell it and pack
the boxes for the next place experience.
Fortunately for everyone involved, there are real estate agents and move
managers who specialize in helping seniors through the emotional and sometimes
stressful process of leaving this phase of their lives behind. Real estate
agents with a SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) designation have received
special training on the needs and challenges of seniors in these situations.
They understand it is a life changing process and not a transaction for
the senior. Therefore, they spend the extra time necessary to mentor the
senior through the process.
Senior move managers can help the senior move their memories as well as
their belongings to their new residence by making sure the senior walks
into a new house that is already unpacked and arranged to feel like home.
This way the first thing the senior sees is their beloved photographs
and not unpacked moving boxes or empty echoing walls.
So, you and your older love one don’t have to face the upheaval and
turmoil of moving all alone; there are specialists trained and ready to
help guide and comfort all of you through this life changing process.