Why A Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
By: Linda K Mayer, SRES
Okay, so I have been around senior citizens all my life. My father was nearly 59 when I was born and I was around all his friends. Because of this, I feel very in tune and comfortable with older people.
My favorite real estate deal was with an older couple in a home with stairs. She had fallen down and had an extremely painful time going up the stairs to the bed and bath. And he was to have back surgery in about 1.5 months. Apprently I was the third agent they had used. We not only sold their home, but got them into their next one about a week before the husband's surgery. But the most exciting thing about this was that the new, single story home had lots of open space and the doors were wide enough for a wheelchair. And lo and behold she ended up in a wheel chair about five months later. You just know that God orchestrated this entire transaction.
Then I did Reverse Mortgages at Wells Fargo for a while. I loved working with seniors who truly needed or wanted my help. And it was amazing to see, at least on paper, how much I could help change their lives for the better.
My mother was even asking about a Reverse Mortgage for herself. She was a teacher for many, many years and has a good pension. But her house needed painting and new carpet and her furniture was getting kind of threadbare. So we placed her in a Reverse Mortgage, too. Not only did she fix up her home, but she also has the peace of mind to know that if she ever needs in home care over and above what her long term care insurance pays for, we have the funds available to care for her properly.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I partner up with a Reverse Mortgage Specialist. She and I met with a client to talk about Reverse for Purchase. It was enlightening and fun to talk with this wonderful senior woman about her hopes and dreams and plans. Afterwards my friend said how she noticed I seriously love and care about older people.
That comment stuck with me and wouldn't let me go. So I went ahead and got my Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation (SRES) from the National Association of Realtors. A course which involves everything from real estate to tax implications to senior abuse.
And now I am truly ready to help those seniors who may need a bit of help or advice to live out their days in comfort and peace.
So if you are in the SoCal 210 Corridor area, don't hesitate to give me a call or send an email for help or references. My website has some references listed, but I have many, many more available. Reliable Senior Help.