Resources for Seniors in Seattle
Do you or a family member have concerns about being able to stay in your home as the years go by? Believe it or not, there are many exciting new options for continuing an active and fulfilling lifestyle and Julie is happy to help you navigate this unfamiliar landscape!
Julie has received her Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation and is part of Windermere Transitions, a group within the Windermere Company designed to meet the needs of those 65 and older as well as baby boomers, a generation that includes those individuals who are over 50 years of age. Julie has worked with many Seniors and their families and understands the tender needs and attention to detail required to help make the process of moving your loved ones as smooth as possible.
What is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist?
According to SRES.org:
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases. The SRES® designation is awarded only to REALTORS® who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions. They also draw upon the expertise of a network of senior specialists, such as estate planners, CPAs, and eldercare lawyers, and are familiar with local community resources and services. Their mission is to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial, legal and emotional issues that accompany the sale of the home.
What Qualities Make an SRES Different?
- Has knowledge, experience and compassion in dealing with senior issues.
- Works first and foremost with the best interests of the client in mind.
- Can suggest housing alternatives, including ones that may allow an aging parent to remain in the home instead of selling it.
- Takes a no-pressure approach to the transaction and has a strong service orientation.
- Will take the time needed to make a client feel comfortable with the complex selling process.
- Understands the emotional demands a sale can make on a senior, and tries to minimize them.
- Tailors the marketing of a home to the needs of an older client.
- Can interact easily with all generations, including seniors, adult children and caretakers.
- Is knowledgeable about local senior housing options and elder support services.
- Has a wide network of other senior-focused professionals who can assist in tax counseling, financial and estate planning, and other aspects of the sale and move.
If you have questions about remodeling your home to "age in place" or have concerns about a loved one living alone and want to explore the options for future care, call Julie at 206-679-8800 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.