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Choosing the Right Sarnia Real Estate Agent When You Are a Buyer Over 50

The Sarnia Lambton area is a great place to live, work, play and retire. We have a strong economy, great cultural activities, first class health care facilities, 100 kilometres of trails and about the same amount of clean sandy beaches. Our real estate market is sound, with a lot of single family homes and condos for buyers to look at, think about and choose.

Choosing a new home is one thing, choosing the right Realtor to help you find it is another. Different people have different needs and different attitudes. It matters, when you are choosing your new home, to choose a Realtor who brings a lot of benefits to your search. You want someone who knows the area well and who is deeply involved in everything that is happening – because that is where you find a lot of good advice. You also want someone who already understands how, let’s say, the older generation thinks about things. And you want to choose a Realtor with an excellent track record.

Realtors, who are serious about working with the ‘over 50s’, take additional courses to achieve the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation. These specialists know how to explore all the housing options available that will meet both your current housing needs and your long-term future needs.

You will be able to have detailed discussions, for example, about reverse mortgages as well as how you might want to use your pension or other savings in the real estate transaction. SRES Realtors are also familiar with schemes to avoid.

Your SRES Realtor will also discuss, what is known as, universal design features that you might want to include in your home search. These include such simple things as non-slip floors as well as increased home safety factors. It is good to know that you can get advice from an expert who will help you to plan far ahead. Your new home’s features can help you cope, for example, with limited mobility in the decades ahead.

Working with an SRES Realtor means you will be working with a specialist who has learned more about delivering the kind of advice, and offering the kind of professional support that most real estate agents don’t think about and that many over-50 home buyers don’t think about until, in some cases, it is years too late. If you would like to discuss your home-buying needs please contact us by clicking here. We look forward to being of service.

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