As many of you know, I have the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation to enhance and accompany my Realtorness. The SRES council has compiled this handy guide to online resources for home buyers and sellers in the 55+ range.
When it comes to buying or selling your home, seniors often face more issues and decisions than other real estate consumers. Fortunately, many sites offer a wealth of information and resources on a wide variety of topics to help address these concerns. But each situation is unique.
AARP: For general information, advocacy and member benefits across a broad array of US senior issues, including health, work and retirement, money, home and family, entertainment, politics and more. AARP.org
Age in Place: Learn how to to create an environment that is safe and easier to live in, including kitchen, bathroom and other home remodeling, senior cell phone choices, aging in place monitoring products and other helpful resources. AgeInPlace.com
MoveSeniors: MoveSeniors is an online resource for families seeking assistance with late life home transitions such as moving, downsizing and remodeling. They also offer a directory of Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists and other senior professionals. MoveSeniors.com
RetirementHomes.com: North America's most comprehensive and easy-to-use online senior living directory, spannning the care continuum from active to assisted living, Alzheimer's care, and everything in between. RetirementHomes.com
Silver Planet: Silver Planet helps Boomers guide their parents towards safe aging in place options by providing information on services and products, housing options, and scam alerts. SilverPlanet.com
SNAP for Seniors: This comprehensive US Database provides local resources for senior housing options, care at home, medical facilities and assistance, end of life resources and other sources for guidance and information. SNAPforSeniors.com
The Senior List: The Senior List is a ratings and review portal for senior-related products and services. Use it to locate and read reviews for adult care homes, durable medical equipment providers, home care, move managers, skilled nursing and much more. TheSeniorList.com
Starker Services (1031 Exchanges): Protect real estate investment profits from capital gains taxes with the assistance of the most experienced 1031 exchange intermediary in the US. Starker.com
While these are all very helpful national resources, the list of local options in Portland and Vancouver is endless. Drop me a line if you have specific and local needs or questions.
(The above information was provided by SRES.org)