A REALTOR® who chooses to become an SRES® Specialist does so because he or she enjoys interacting with Seniors and their desire to help others. It means that your REALTOR® has respect for older individuals; has the ability to listen deeply and ask the right questions; knows how to communicate the old-fashioned way, with a handshake and a visit. Be prepared to sit and chat awhile. I'll want to take time to get to know you and your family's situation, as you'll want to learn more about me and the way I work.
An SRES® Realtor understands that this can be a stressful time for a family. It's hard to deal with leaving a home after spending many years in it. Perhaps the parent would actually prefer to go on living there. I want to understand the challenges you all face in this major decision. By doing so, I can present all available options, so that the outcome is one that will suits your family's needs.
At times, the amount of information coming your way may seem overwhelming. An SRES® Broker is there to help by tailoring meetings to a senior's needs. Don't be afraid to ask as many questions as you'd like until you feel comfortable with the steps to the sales process and other potentially-complicated details. An SRES® Broker may suggest taking breaks so you can absorb the information, and may want to break up the prelisting-process over several visits to your home.