It’s very rewarding to work with seniors in the real estate industry. We don’t consider it just another deal or transaction – it’s a journey to support our clients in their individual needs. We’ve found that people really value the high touch support that we offer. When someone has lived in their home for 40 or 50 years, it can be a very emotional experience to move away.
How We Started Working with Seniors
Patti has been a Realtor for 17 years. After her 10-year journey with her parents, she realized that there were a lot of lessons learned by the school of hard knocks. Everyone said that there is so much information out there, but when you “don’t know what you don’t know,” it’s hard to find the right resources because you don’t know where to turn.
So, what makes our team unique? We are thoughtful, dedicated, professionals that work hard for our customers. In the meantime, we make sure to have fun as we’re working. We engage with a wide cross-section of people: grandparents, children, and grandchildren. You’ve got to have some fun, so we make it light when it’s appropriate.
At this point in life, you don’t want to have a sudden change in circumstance that triggers the need to move, such as a health or financial concern. Instead, recognize that moving at this stage is part of the circle of life.
Senior Stay or Go: How We are Unique
The Senior Stay or Go program allows us to go into a home to assess their individual situation. If the senior wants to stay in the home, then we’ll make sure it’s a viable and safe decision. If not, then we can discuss moving and selling the home.
One of the benefits of moving to Compass is the concierge program – which takes on a whole new approach in the industry. When we meet with someone who is thinking about selling their home, we don’t just hand over the forms and ask for a signature… we usually meet with the client for three to four hours during the initial visit.
Our dream is to bring Senior Stay or Go to the world. At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we know how important it is to have support from an experienced team. Contact us if you are looking for real estate services for retirement: (844) 782-9674.