LA Seniors Real Estate
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Maturing Adults – Are YOU ready to Right Size?
Over 50 and ready to buy, sell, rent or relocate?
We help 50+ real estate buyers and sellers look at the big picture, factoring in financial issues and current and future care needs, to ensure that each client arrives at the best decision about selling a property and finding a new home. We recognize the emotional dimension associated with selling a beloved family property and approach clients and family members with patience and empathy
We understand that housing needs change throughout our lives. “First-generation” retirees may want less to take care of, and “Second generation” retirees may need more support and services. We work with Premier Senior Living Communities and will be more than happy to discuss your options.
Many seniors stay in their old homes and are perfectly content to be there. Others find their thoughts turning to a new home, perhaps even to a completely new way of life. Still, others remain in their familiar homes while they are independent, but plan ahead to move to assisted living housing when they need it.
Taunee in her capacity serving as Chair of Professional Development/Education at Greater Los Angeles REALTORS Association (11,000 members) ensures that her fellow Realtors are offered all the available certifications and designations so that they are as educated as possible in order to best serve their communities. One of her favorite designations that she ensures is annually taught at her Association is the Senior Real Estate Specialist (which she herself has been certified for YEARS) which she also brings in Reverse Mortgage specialists to provide additional education to her fellow Realtors. “The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation gives you the knowledge and expertise to guide homebuyers and sellers over the age of 50 through major financial and lifestyle transitions. Start gaining the resources that will help you better serve seniors.
“The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation gives you the knowledge and expertise to guide homebuyers and sellers over the age of 50 through major financial and lifestyle transitions. Start gaining the resources that will help you better serve seniors.”
Here are a few things to consider if you or older family members have reached the point where a retirement move might be the best strategy:
- ARE YOU OVER HOUSED?
Are you rattling around in your “empty nest,” paying more than you want for taxes, utilities, and maintenance? If retirement means a cut in income, would a lower-priced home, townhome, or condominium be easier to manage on your resources?
- DO YOU NEED THE EQUITY FROM YOUR HOME?
For some older owners, the equity built up in a home is their main retirement savings. Sometimes a move is needed to convert that equity into cash and income to be secure for the years to come.
- IS THE HOME’S UPKEEP MANAGEABLE?
Do you have the time, energy, or interest to paint, clean, mow, etc.? Will the roof need replacing soon, or the heating/AC need repair?
- DOES YOUR HOME STYLE MATCH YOUR PHYSICAL ABILITY?
Are there too many steps or stepdown rooms in your current home? do you need a wheelchair accessible residence? Is the yard more than you can handle? Are the safety, security, lighting, heating/AC systems adequate for retirement?
- HAS THE NEIGHBORHOOD CHANGED?
If friends, relatives, neighbors, doctors, and merchants have gone, maybe it’s time for you to consider moving also.
- DO YOU WANT TO BE CLOSER TO FAMILY?
Do you want to spend more time with your children and grandchildren? Maybe you would like to cut down on long trips to visit them, or perhaps you need regular assistance from a family member.
- WOULD A MOVE IMPROVE YOUR LIFESTYLE?
If extensive traveling appeals to you, for example, you may want to relocate to a more economical, lower-maintenance home (“lock and leave,” as we say in real estate). You may want to be more conveniently located for activities such as golf, bridge clubs, walking trails. Or you may just want to move near old friends–or to a community where you can make new friends with interests similar to yours.
Careful planning and sound, expert advice are crucial to a successful move. Consult your financial adviser or accountant–and please feel free to call us at 310/99HOUSE (994-6873) about your real estate options. We will be happy to listen to your needs to learn how we can help.
Whether it has been many years since you sold or bought a house or just one, we specialize in listening to your concerns, answering your questions, and explaining how today’s ever-changing real estate market can affect your lifestyle and financial planning.
HOW WE CAN ASSIST:
For home buying or home selling assistance-in our area or elsewhere–please give us a call at 310/99HOUSE (994-6873). We are experts in local real estate, and through a nationwide network of relocation specialists, we can refer you to top quality real estate professionals in other locations.
Here’s to you living your life to the fullest!
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Women Caught in Between and Facing Uncertainty in Retirement
Some women in their late 50s and early 60s find themselves in a challenging spot. Frequently, they’re caught in the middle dealing with demands from multiple generations. They’re often the primary caregiver to a partner or spouse and to elderly parents and they may also have responsibilities to their adult kids. After years of raising children, many of these women reentered the job market and face the double whammy of ageism and sexism. Often overlooked and seemingly invisible, the author argues that they deserve attention and positive action from industry, government, and families.
As COVID-19 Drags on, What Should Canada’s Snowbirds do with Their U.S. Properties?
Canadian snowbirds who own U.S. rental property are in a bind because their vacation properties aren’t bringing in steady rent. Though some owners will like the value appreciation, carrying costs aren’t being met with rental income or a level of personal use that justifies paying for them. They must weigh their options: rent, sell or refinance the properties. The September 2020 story remains relevant today, as the pandemic goes on and the Canadian-U.S. border remains closed.
Care for Aging Parents When Older Children Can’t Be There
The pandemic has complicated caregiving, particularly when family members live far away, and care must be managed remotely. The care continuum usually entails three states: check-ins, full-time monitoring, and hands-on help. Here are some ways technology can help your clients when older children can’t be there.
Americans are Flocking to the Suburbs
The pandemic has sent people to the suburbs to look for houses. Though interest rates are low, the high demand for housing and a low supply has spiked home prices. That’s creating an affordability challenge and shutting some out of the market. Nationwide, the median home price is $346,800. See how much money it takes to afford the average home in each state.
Check Out for the New Design!
The SRES® Professional has been updated with a new bold and fresh look! Look out for the January/February 2021 edition arriving in your mailboxes shortly. All previous issues can also be found for download on the Member Benefits Center located on sres.realtor – located on the Marketing Resources page, under Asset Type, select ‘Newsletter: SRES® Professional’ in the dropdown.
Have You Joined the Private Facebook Group Yet?
The SRES® Council strives to ensure that our member benefits meet all of our designees’ evolving needs during these changing times. To ensure communication efficiency and usage, the SRES® Council has phased out the SRES® NING page and has created a new, private Facebook group page for SRES® designees. Please make sure your SRES® dues are current and submit your request to join the private Facebook group to continue your referrals and networking today!
Exclusive SRES® Webinar – Save the Date!
The SRES® Council has partnered with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to bring SRES® designees a FREE webinar on March 31, 2020, at 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM CST (11:00 AM EST). Learn the great resources for the SRES® Professional from the CFPB and become a stronger agent for your clients. Visit the Seniors Real Estate Specialists® Private Facebook Group and save the date.
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Have you checked out the award-winning Center for REALTOR® Development podcast yet? Download episode 51 and learn successful tips for agents to help buyers and sellers in a multiple-offer market today! Then share the podcast with a friend to continue the learning.
Fall in Love with Continuing Your Education
In February, Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA), and Moving with Pets online courses are 20% offered by the Center for REALTOR® Development. The promotion ends 2/28/2021.
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