Senior housing

Planning Phase for Home Remodeling Can Last Longer than Construction Time

Planning Phase for Home Remodeling Can Last Longer than Construction Time

When planning a home renovation, most people focus on how long they’ll be inconvenienced by a home that’s torn up. But what your clients may not factor in is the amount of planning time it takes to get a project off the ground. That’s one takeaway from the “2020 Houzz & Home Overview of U.S. Renovation in 2019 & 2020.” Though construction required between 2.7 and 4.5 months on average to complete various projects that the survey examined, the planning phases took nearly twice as long. Kitchens, for instance, required an average of 8.3 months of planning and only 4.5 months of actual

Questions and Considerations for Selecting an Assisted Living Facility

Questions and Considerations for Selecting an Assisted Living Facility

When interviewing potential assisted living facilities, it’s a good idea to have a standard list of questions to ask each one so you can make relevant comparisons. This may include: What levels of care does this facility offer? What abilities and degrees of self-sufficiency are required of residents? What happens when these abilities change? Do you conduct an initial patient health assessment before admission? How often are assessments repeated? Are they written and available for the family’s review? What is your staff-to-resident ratio during the day? At night? Is a nurse on-site around-the

Considerations for University Retirement

Considerations for University Retirement

College towns are attractive destinations for many retirees. It’s a trend that has also spawned the development of University-Based Retirement Communities (UBRCs)—facilities that offer residential housing while also promoting lifelong learning for seniors. University-based communities are as varied as their residents. Before selecting one, it’s essential to determine which activities, amenities, and lifestyle elements are critical, including the hobbies you enjoy, your educational interests, health concerns, eating, and activity preferences. The following questions can help you identify which

Non-traditional Retirement Options

Non-traditional Retirement Options

Your house is quiet again, but you’re not ready for a quiet retirement? Consider these possibilities for the next stage of life: Cruising Lifestyle Some retirees opt for luxury cruise ship living on a semi full-time basis, with unlimited food prepared for them, maid service, entertainment venues, exercise options, access to health care, and the ability to see the world. Between sailing stints, they often stay with family or friends, rent a short-term apartment or a long-term hotel room. RV Living Many empty-nesters hit the road in their own little home on wheels. Some sell the "family home"

Why Turn to an SRES®?

Why Turn to an SRES®?

You’re thinking about selling your home. Maybe you’re retiring, downsizing, or a major life event has made you consider a move. A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) has unique training and experience in helping home buyers and sellers in your situation. Why ask a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® to assist you? An SRES® understands that the decision to sell can be difficult. Selling a home can be an emotional time, potentially involving other life decisions. An SRES® understands the issues facing older adults. By taking a no-pressure approach, they can help you navigate your choices and may

Age-Friendly Cities

The Case for Age-Friendly Cities

When you think about retirement, and where you’d might like to end up, a variety of options probably come to mind. Whether you want to move closer to a family member, or get away from places with cold winters, you’ll want to make sure that the city you choose has all of the amenities you’ll need to ensure a comfortable, easy lifestyle.

Downsizing

Downsizing Made Easy

Picture this: you’re ready to help a new client sell their home so that they can move to a smaller condo close to family. After earning your Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Designation, you’ve got the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to make their move a smooth one. However, when you get to their house to help with staging, you’re overwhelmed with the amount of items cluttering the home.

Senior Niche

Deepen Your Senior Niche

You’ve reviewed the coursework, earned your designation, and now you’re ready to dive headfirst into creating and marketing your senior based business!

Aging In Place

Aging in Place: The Right Choice for Your Client?

While there’s plenty of snowbirds that choose a warmer climate to move to, there’s also a growing number of seniors that are choosing to stay in their own homes, or a smaller home close by, as they age.