Here’s a fact: selling a house takes a lot of work. I always recommend people sell their home with an agent rather than independently. I take that recommendation one step further, though, by encouraging seniors selling their home to always use a certified SRES agent.
I’ve written before about what the SRES designation means and why it’s helpful. But today I’d like to apply that specifically to the situation of choosing to sell with an SRES Agent. Because of the training that goes into becoming an SRES Agent, we are able to make the process of selling your home simpler and easier, helping everyone get better end results.
One of the biggest things that sets an SRES agent apart is an understanding of the life emotions that accompany selling a house. For many seniors, it’s the home they’ve spent the most amount of time in, meaning there’s often a lifetime of belongings and memories to sort through. These attachments can make it difficult to make changes necessary to get the house ready to sell. An SRES agent, though, can help ease the transition by connecting you with professionals who can kindly yet effectively help the changes occur.
Selling your home means you need to find another place to live. In many cases, you may already have an idea of what you’re looking for. But if you don’t, an SRES agent is often educated about the options you have and can help point you in the right direction.
Figuring out the financials of selling your home and moving on to your next stage of life is full of nitty-gritty financial details. Real estate agents in general are knowledgable about these processes, but an SRES agent can help you navigate relationships with loan officers and bank representatives.
As a certified SRES agent in Portland myself, I’ve had experience helping many seniors both buy and sell a home. It’s a big life transition, and helping seniors through that transition with compassion is one of my favorite parts of my job. I know I’m not alone, either – wherever you live, there’s likely to be an SRES Agent in your area who shares that passion. If you are a senior in the process of selling your home, be sure to seek out a certified SRES Agent who will make the process easier. And if you’re in that situation and live in the Portland area, I’d love to talk about how I could help you.