Senior Real estate
Rob's training as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES), coupled with caring for his own aging mother and the time he has dedicated to serving the senior population of Wadsworth, Rob is very attuned to the needs of seniors and their families when moving from their long-time homes.
As an SRES® designee, Rob is a certified senior specialists. He understands the financial and emotional challenges senior clients and their families face when deciding to sell your family home. Rob will create a customized approach to marketing and selling your property, and can help you explore your housing options to ensure that your next home best serves your current and future needs.
What difference does the SRES® designation make?
As an SRES designee, Rob has extensive training and experience in specific laws, regulations, and unique circumstances that affect seniors.
- Key differences in housing options - from age-restricted communities to age-in-place design to assisted living
- Applications of the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)
- Ins and outs of reverse mortgages
- How to use pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions
- Ways in which Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security affect real estate decisions of clients and customers who are 50+
- How to recognize and protect clients from mortgage finance and loan schemes and scams that target 50+ borrowers
Condos, townhouses and single family homes that are smaller and more maintenance free than large family properties are frequently people's first choice, especially if they're healthy and active.
Active Adult Communities
Active adult communities aim to service the interests of active adults over the age of 55. Housing types often include condos, townhouses and single-family properties, and all are designed with an eye toward delivering a maintenance-free lifestyle for residents. Such communities offer a vast array of on-site activities, including exercise, social clubs, art instruction and lecture series.
If you're looking for hands-on care or anticipate needing such care in the future, Rob can discuss different options and make an expert referral, including:
- Assisted Living Communities: Residents live in their own apartments, but have the benefit of an on-site staff, meal service in communal dining spaces, and planned activities and outings. Some assisted living communities also offer access to nurses and daily living assistance. Others may offer more extensive medical and personal services.
- Adult Family Homes: Such properties are licensed to care for up to six residents in a home setting. Services typically include meals and housing maintenance and attending to residents' safety and care. Facilities may specialize in addressing specific health concerns and provide care and an environment tailored to those conditions.
- Alzheimer's and Dementia Care: Facilities specialize in caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease offer programs that address residents' needs and provide an environment where they can live safely. Housing services typically include personal care, such as bathing and dressing and administering medicine, along with dining and housekeeping. In addition, many buildings incorporate over 50 design features, such as safe wandering paths and color coded areas to help with way-finding. Such designs provide comfort and ease residents' anxiety.
- Continuing Care Retirement Living Communities: A Continuing Care Retirement Living Community offer progressive levels of assistance, depending on a person's needs. They include independent and assisted living and nursing care.