The Importance of Selecting the Right Realtor for Senior Real Estate

As seniors enter new phases of life, such as retirement or becoming empty nesters, they may consider downsizing ( Janet prefers the word, rightsizing) to housing that better suits their needs and current lifestyle. In such pivotal moments, choosing the right realtor specialized in senior real estate becomes paramount, crucial for seniors and their families.

1. Understanding the Significance of Selecting the Right Realtor

Janet Helm, a designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist knows first hand the right realtor for senior real estate will significantly impact the success and satisfaction of making the housing transition. By partnering with Janet and her trusted crew, seniors can navigate the process with confidence as HELM offers valuable assistance throughout the entire process. Choosing a realtor with a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation brings added benefits. SRES designees are trained to understand the unique needs of seniors, ensuring that their real estate experience is both positive and tailored to their requirements. Janet has personally toured several retirement-living homes and can recommend senior-friendly communities. Janet hosts free seminars and provides resources for aging safely in place, tips on paring down belongings, and what to know about strata/condo living.  "Janet quickly becomes a friend, a part of your family as well as a trusted advocate and resource for seniors and their families." JM

2. Common Questions Asked About Rightsizing.

  • At what age do most seniors rightsize? Many seniors consider rightsizing when they reach retirement age or become empty nesters. However, there's no one-size-fits-all answer, as the decision to rightsizing often depends on individual circumstances and preferences.

  • How do you rightsize step by step? Rightsizing can be an overwhelming process while breaking it down into manageable steps can help. Seniors can start by decluttering, creating a rightsizing plan, and seeking assistance from professionals. Call Janet to find out when her next Rightsizing seminar is as she shares a step-by-step guide and resources to help with the process.  

  • What is the proper way to rightsize? The proper way to rightsize varies for each individual. However, some essential steps include assessing needs and wants in a new home, determining what items to keep, donate, or sell, and planning the move with care. 

  • Where do I start when rightsizing? A great place to start is by connecting with Janet. It's a process and there are many aspects to consider and many options for you!  Janet is always just a cup of coffee or tea away to discuss as each person will have their own specific needs. Rightsizing is not one size fits all! 

For more information and to connect with Janet you can visit this helpful resource page

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Selling a home for top dollar takes trust, expert market knowledge, calm counsel, clear and constant communication, and collaboration. HELM’s results-driven approach, and move management services including staging pricing and marketing strategy, ensure we attracted the best buyer not just any buyer. Understanding the buyer for our most recent listing would most likely be upsizing from a townhome, perhaps starting a family, our professional stager staged the vacant house with clear art direction from HELM. We asked our photographer to capture not just the features of the home, but also the exterior including the custom-designed deck, friendly neighborhood feel, shops, and parks ensuring potential buyers got an overall picture not just a glimpse of the home! Our seller is thrilled as is the buyer who gets to call this house, home and start enjoying the custom-designed deck this summer and make their own memories! Every home has a story and the best buyer. Curious about what your home’s story is and how HELM will bring you the best buyer not just any buyer? ask HELM! Call anytime! 604 730 2600 
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