Selling Your Parents Home

Selling a Home at any age can be very stressful and is a tremendous amount of work.  After 30, 40, 50 years in a home, the process of relocating or, for the children of a parent who has passed on, preparing the home for sale can be daunting.  The task is made even more complex when siblings selling a family home are all in different locations and may not even be in the same state as their parent or the estate home.

Before starting the process of selling the home, I meet with the key members of your family to discuss scenarios that are best for you – from housing or care options to tax and legal ramifications of the home sale.  My team includes estate planning attorneys, tax accountants, senior move managers and more.

My team specializing in overseeing the entire process of preparing a home for sale and getting it sold, including:

Bringing in experts to identify items of value that the family may want to keep or sell.

  • Bringing Packing Supplies needed to box up items the family is keeping
  • Helping a senior parent sort through belongings
  • Assisting with the sale of furniture and valuable items, if desired
  • Taking items of charitable value to the appropriate charities
  • Making recommendations on what to keep for staging the home and what to discard
  • Discarding whatever does not have value
  • Making recommendations on the improvements that will maximize sale price of the home
  • Managing the contractors as they make those improvements
  • Staging the Home
  • After the sale, distribute or dispose of any family items used for staging
  • Managing the empty property so that it is always show ready and secure
  • Keeping a checklist and schedule for the family so they know what is happening every step
  • of the way
  • All aspects of a Realtor’s role in marketing and selling the home.

Why Hire my Team for your home Sale?

I am the top agent in my office, selling homes of all price ranges and types in the Greater Boston area. You can rest assured that the sale of your family home is in the hands of an expert with a record of selling all types of homes – from condos to multi-family homes to multi-million dollar properties. More important, my business is predominately of estate property sales and the sale of homes that involve moving an elderly parent.

I have a team behind me that makes sure all our services are happening in a timely manner and with utmost professionalism.

Once you sign the sales contract with me, you can take a deep breath, relax, and wait for me to let you know when you are needed to make a decision.  I will provide you with a schedule so you know what to expect and when it will be happening.  I will provide frequent updates and be in constant contact.  You literally can turn the key over to me and my team will take it from there.

As an SRES®,   I am particularly qualified to manage the sale of homes for senior home owners and children selling their estates.

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a real estate agent who is uniquely qualified to assist the 50 plus market in housing sales and purchases. The SRES® designation is awarded only to real estate agents who have additional education on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions.

SRES® designees also draw upon the expertise of a network of specialists, such as estate planners, CPAs, and eldercare lawyers, and are familiar with local community resources and services. Their mission is to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial, legal and emotional issues that accompany the sale of the home and assist Boomers in relocating to the home of their future.

What qualities make an SRES® different?

  • Knowledge, experience and compassion in dealing with estate sale of homes and 50 plus issues.
  • Can suggest housing alternatives, including ones that may allow an aging parent to remain in the home instead of selling it.
  • Takes a no-pressure approach to the transaction and has a strong service orientation.
  • Will take the time needed to make a client feel comfortable with the complex selling process.
  • Understands the emotional demands a sale can make on a 50 plus client or the children of a deceased parent.
  • Can interact easily with all generations, including adult children and caretakers.
  • Knowledgeable in senior housing options from active adult communities to assisted living.
  • A wide network of other senior focused professionals who can assist in tax counseling, financial and estate planning, home improvement, and other aspects of the sale and move.

To request our brochure or a meeting to discuss your family’s needs, feel free to Contact Me.