Moving is considered the #3 biggest stressor on the list of the 5 most stressful life events according to Heath Status.
It can be especially traumatic for older adults. Many seniors have lived in their current home for decades, raised their families there and have settled into a daily routine. The decision to move is sometimes a proactive measure to right-sizing life-style, but its also often necessitated by health reasons, difficulty maintaining the property, loss of or change in care needs of a spouse, or the need to be close to the younger family.
Whatever the reason, moving can be both emotional and physically depleting. In our current society adult children are often living at a distance and are not available to assist and coordinate the process and move the way they might like to. Work schedules and raising their own families make it equally tough. Finding the right agent or team to manage and facilitate this process with the family is critical. That's where Williams and Follows have become experts at handling sensitive, special transitions.
What do we do that's different? Having recognized the special needs our clients require we have created concierge and comprehensive turn-key services to help the whole family through every step, from initial consultation to determining resources needed, time frames required and security and safety measures, all to provide seamless care.
Some of the things we provide : -Decluttering
-Charity and family donations
-Online auction of possessions
-Repairs and paint
-Photography and video
Some of the questions you might ask your Realtor : 1) How many older adults have you helped sell their homes or find new ones?
2) Are there any past senior clients that would be willing to give a testimonial?
3) What do you do differently approaching a seniors home vs. a younger family?
4) What is the best timing to sell my house?
5) Should we sell our home vacant or with furniture?
6) How would you manage the marketing of the property?
7) Do you have any extra training with regard to the Seniors market?