Should I Work With a 55+ Real Estate Expert?
June 1, 2020
When searching for a new home you look to a trusted Real Estate advisor to assist you. This is especially true when looking for a specific type home such as a new home in an Active Adult Community.
How can a 55+ Real Estate Expert Help Me?
Your 55+ community expert will know all of the Active Adult communities in the area you are searching and will often have knowledge about new ones coming as well. They will know all the specifics for each community such as size of community, floor plans and prices of homes, amenities, HOA dues and what they include and more.
Your 55+ expert will also know proximity to dining, shopping, medical options and to any special interest such as golf, library etc. that you may have. They will know if there are new construction homes, resales or both as well as types of homes, condos, patio homes villas, or single family homes, that you will find in each community.
In my area there are 59, yes 59 , Active Adult communities. You can see how someone with knowledge of all of these communities can save you countless hours of research and stress in narrowing down to a manageable number the ones you want to consider that best fit your wants, needs, and budget, for a new home.
Seniors Real Estate Expert (SRES)
Most 55+ experts also hold the national designation of Seniors Real Estate Expert, or SRES, which demonstrate they have specific training to work with a Senior clientele. Not every SRES designee is an 55+ community expert.
To find a 55+ expert in the area you wish to search for a new home a great resource is 55Places.com. You simply click on the specific area of the country you wish to search or you can search the name of a community. You will be directed to make an inquiry which will go to a 55+ community expert in that area. All agents you are directed to from this website have been carefully chosen for their knowledge of the 55+ communities in that area as well as their experience and professionalism when dealing with Senior clients.
Non-biased Real Estate Guidance for Active Adult Communities
Your 55+ expert does not work for a particular community and will tell you the pros and cons of a community. As in most Real Estate transactions your Realtor is paid by the builder/seller. That is a deal that is hard to beat!
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