If You’re Over 55, You Should Be Working with an Agent Specializing in Seniors.
I know you don’t want to hear it; you’re now over 55 and you might hate being called a “senior.” But then you go to a few restaurants and get that discount, ask for certain discounts at stores and you realize this senior thing isn’t so bad. But if you plan on buying a home or even selling your home and you’re in your 50s or older, it’s imperative to work with a real estate agent that specializes in senior representation – and here’s why:
For starters, a real estate agent that specializes in helping seniors buy or sell property may be more sensitive to the unique needs of adults entering into a new phase of life. With more specialized knowledge when it comes to what those over 50 need in the terms of legal and financial support, representation is critical. Not only will you get great information but you get the communication that you are used to and that you appreciate.
A real estate agent who specializes in seniors or those over 50, can help with location. If you’re looking to be close to doctors, hospitals, clinics or assisted-living facilities for ailing parents, an agent that is familiar with these locations can assist finding the right home close by.
An agent that is senior-citizen-focused can also find a senior-friendly home. Perhaps you don’t want a two-story home any longer or want to deal with stairs and may have mobility issues. No slip flooring might also be ideal and master bedrooms on the ground floor is something that a senior-focused real estate agent is familiar with and can help you locate and purchase this type of property.
A real estate agent that specializes in helping those over 50 also has relevant resources and understands the senior community extremely well. Being a senior myself, I’m able to point you to resources far in advance such as social groups catering specifically to seniors, local facilities, and resources we may need as we enter into our senior season of life.
As a senior myself I can also connect you with legal and financial professionals that deal specifically with senior citizens or those over 50. Whether you want to update your will, handle health care powers of attorney or a financial advisor helping you through retirement, using a real estate agent that has not only the resources but also the experience throughout the DC and Maryland area is an extreme advantage that many home buyers and sellers have benefited from.
Finally, you want to work with a real estate agent who has specialized knowledge in catering to your unique needs. If you’re looking to relocate, contact our office today. We specialize in helping those over 50 and senior citizens not only to relocate or move on to the next phase of life but also to help them find, purchase and facilitate real estate transactions throughout the DC, Northern Virginia, and Maryland area. We have agents in each office that specifically cater to those over 55.
DC Area Real Estate Agent for Seniors