Posted by: Nikki Buckelew
There is no doubt that our communities are aging. More and more seniors are staying in their homes longer, and by the time they decide to move - or most often find they don’t have a choice - they need a lot of help.
Now more than ever, REALTORS are looked to for their expert knowledge and guidance for one of the most difficult life events that seniors will experience.
The question is: Are you equipped?
Consider these thoughts as you find yourself serving an older adult client...
1. As America ages, it is not uncommon for people to live to be centenarians (100 years old or older). So think about that. If they started having children while in their early 20’s, their adult children (assuming they are still living) are now in their 70’s and 80’s. And their grandchildren are possibly in their late 40’s and 50’s.
I had a woman who is 83 tell me just the other day, “You know you are old when your youngest daughter calls and tells you she just moved into a retirement community.” Read more