Bill Gallo Realty®
FROM WHERE I SIT - VIEWS ABOUT Staying Put!
From Where I Sit
Insights by: Carol Gallo-Turschmann, GRI, SRES
Homeowners Staying Put:
Seniors: My Mom is one of these homeowners. She is still able to manage her ranch home and is one of the lucky parents who have their children nearby, so if there is a problem, help is only a few minutes away. Her main reason for staying is that it is still more cost effective for her to stay in her mortgage free property than moving to the expensive assisted living community. She likes having her Doctors, stores, pharmacy and bank nearby and all easy for her to get to. Living in a community that she is familiar with is very important to her.
I have been invited to many Senior's homes who have the difficult decision of moving on or staying put. Having been awarded a Senior Real Estate Specialist designation (SRES), received after taking courses to help Seniors make this all important decision, enables me to help them with confidence. There is NO PRESSURE, just advice on how they can make the transition and what the process involves. I have a list of trusted folks who can help with whatever they need. Whether it is packing, cleaning, fixing a leak or anything a handyman can help with. They can use these folks with confidence, knowing that they will not be taken advantage of. Many seniors have children who are out of state and find it difficult to go it alone. But my staff and I are there to help. I recently had a senior in her late 80's give me a call to come by her home again. I was there 8 years ago and she is still finding it hard to make that decision to move. Eventually when she is ready she will give me a call.
My goal is to make my clients comfortable with their decision and to offer as much guidance and support during the transaction as possible. If you or your parents can't make up their mind about moving, just give me a call so I can explain the procedures involved in selling and give them an estimate of Fair Market Value of their home. Remember there is NO PRESSURE.
I can make it happen with ease!