Right Sizing has become a rite of passage for many Americans. When it is time to think about moving from a home that holds memories spanning 20, 30, or even 40 or more years - it can be a stressful process. As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), my goal is to reduce the stress by providing expertise & resources.
After two decades of working in many different aspects of the real estate industry, I dedicated myself to helping aging adults transition to the real estate setting that best suits their present needs and desires. I witnessed a need in the community to provide seniors with a full-service approach that includes packing, moving and resettling into a new home or community, selling unwanted household goods to offset costs and preparing the old home for sale. In my experience, these issues must be addressed and planned before most people are comfortable talking about selling their home of many years. In addition to helping clients with the sale of their home, my wife, Victoria, and I own Caring Transitions of Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valley and provide much need services to assist with right-sizing an the eventual sale of the home. In short, I am a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and I am a Certified Relocation & Transitions Specialist (CRTS).
Selling your home can be an emotional time, potentially involving other life decisions. We understand the issues facing aging adults. By taking a no-pressure approach, we can help you navigate your choices and may be able to suggest alternatives that could help you stay in your home - age in place.
We take the time needed to make you feel comfortable with the complex selling process. We understand that this can be a stressful time with many moving parts, and we work to minimize the stress. We understand that downsizing is a process and not an event.
We look out for your best interest through all aspects of the transitions, not just the sale of the home. We understand that selling your house could be the first step in the transition to a new home and we have the resources to provide support throughout the entire process.
We will help you sort and organize all the items in your home. In our color-coded system, we say that everything in the house can be placed into one of five categories - things to be moved, thing to be given to family and friends, things to be sold, things to be donated, and things to be recycled or disposed of. If your move is local, we help you settle into your new home by unpacking, setting up your technology (TV, computers, etc.), and hanging the pictures on the wall. If you are moving out of area, we will arrange for similar services at your new home from our network of like-minded colleagues.
In most cases, aging adults are looking to reduce the size of their homes as they transition into a new stage of life. What do you do with all the treasures that accumulate after living in a home for many years? One option is to sell collections and everyday treasures through an online estate sale. We use Caring Transitions' proprietary online auction system - www.CTBids.com - to liquidate unwanted household items.
We have an established network of professionals and belong to organizations that provide services to aging adults. One such network is the Senior Resources Alliance of Santa Clarita Valley - www.SRASCV.org. We regularly meet with the members who include Senior Care Consultants, Geriatric & Dementia Care Specialists, Home Care, Home Health, Insurance Agents, Senior Living Communities, Senior Centers and Financial Advisors working with retired clients.