A common myth found among many homeowners is that their home must be near-perfect before it can be sold. At SASH, we often hear seniors and their families say that they can’t sell the home until they can remodel everything, putting in all the latest upgrades, a fancy kitchen, or a new bathroom. Often, sellers make the mistake of doing more to the home than is needed to sell it, and spending money that they won’t recover in the net proceeds of the sale. Continue reading
Over the years that we’ve been serving seniors and their families through their home sale, there have been many calls to the SASH office from people who just need guidance, support, and resources.
One call may be from a recently widowed senior who knows the home is too big, and doesn’t know where to begin. Another call may be from a weary adult daughter who is trying to manage her parents’ home sale from hundreds of miles away. A third call may be from a retirement community, whose prospective residents are paralyzed by the overwhelming complexity of their home sale. SASH Senior Home Sale Coaching Services can assist with all of these and more. Continue reading
Assisting a senior through a home sale is fairly straightforward: Even with the many steps, the stress, the packing of belongings, and the transition into retirement care, it is a process that can be planned and carried out successfully. Complications of the sale can be caused by the condition of the home, or the seniors’ health or financial needs. But the majority of obstacles that delay, prevent, or turn a senior’s home sale upside down are often caused by the senior’s family. Continue reading
We are living longer lives than ever before. Medicines and treatments have allowed people to live full lives with chronic conditions that years ago would have shortened their life span. Living a long life increases the probability that you will experience a time of dependence on others for daily care. If this happens, there are four options of how that care is received and paid for. Know these options in order to plan ahead and control how your care is provided if you ever need it. Continue reading
Every week at SASH, senior homeowners call us who are considering the sale of their home. How does one make this decision? There is so much to weigh, including health, safety, finances, distance from family, daily care needs, and more. Should there be one single factor that determines it, or many? Below we have provided a list of five questions that can be asked, to assist with this decision. This is a great opportunity for a family conversation about the topic. Continue reading