Frequently Asked Questions
About SASH

How long has SASH been in business?


SASH was founded in 2005, and began serving clients and their families in 2006. We have been providing specialized home sale services to senior homeowners every day of every year since then! Read more About Us here.




How many clients has SASH served?


We have provided hundreds of customized home sales to clients, benefiting over a thousand individuals with our specialized services. From century old homes to new construction, from tiny bungalows to sprawling estates, from urban penthouse condos to rural acreage, SASH has sold every kind of real estate for our clients.




What is SASH’s record with the Better Business Bureau?


SASH has been an Accredited Member of the BBB since we were founded in 2005– even before our first client. SASH has maintained the highest rating of A+ every single year, with zero complaints filed. This is also true for our brokerage, SASH Realty.




Who endorses SASH?


As a result of our outstanding care of clients, and our depth of experience managing every kind of home sale situation, SASH has earned the trust of the elder care community. Elder law attorneys, financial planners, social workers, assisted living directors, long term care providers, and many more trusted professionals refer their clients to SASH. SASH has worked within this “circle of care” around senior clients since 2006, and has hosted over 800 networking events over the years to strengthen teamwork and collaboration within the elder care community.




What do past clients say about SASH?


Since many of our clients are advanced in age, we do not gather online ratings and reviews from them. However, almost all have chosen to review us in a formal, written evaluation that we request at the end of each transaction. We invite you to read their comments – which are a compilation of testimonials from every year since 2006!




Is SASH part of the house-flipping industry?


We are not. While we provide customized home sales and home renovations, SASH is very different than house-flippers. We disagree with the unsavory and unethical business practices that house-flippers often employ for their own profit. At SASH, we practice transparency and accountability with our transactions. Our team is focused first and foremost on our clients, and helping them receive the best outcome from the sale of their home.




What associations is SASH accountable to?


SASH Realty is a Realtor® firm, meaning that we subscribe to higher standards of ethics in real estate business practices. Almost all of our brokers are Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES). SASH is also a member of several Puget Sound elder care associations, including Senior Care Coalition, Southend Senior Care Coalition, Health Care Providers, and Coordinators of Patient Services.





 

SASH's Track Record

SASH Service Help Seniors Sell their Homes
SASH Service Help Seniors Sell their Homes

Is there an age qualification for SASH’s services?


No, there is no age limitation to utilize our services. While we were founded as a senior service, and still do primarily serve senior homeowners and their families, SASH has provided our home sale services to all ages. If you think you would benefit from SASH’s assistance, give us a call!




What kinds of clients has SASH served?


Everyone. We are privileged to serve a very diverse range of clients, from twenty-somethings to centenarians, of many different socio-economic levels, backgrounds, families, and sexual orientations. Our team serves clients of different ethnicities, languages and nationalities. Every client has a unique life story, and each benefits from SASH’s service. We welcome the opportunity to serve everyone.




Does SASH turn anyone away?


There are some situations in which SASH does not provide services. If there is an ongoing conflict among decision makers, we choose to step back until this is resolved. If homeowners have unreasonable expectations about their home’s value, we may not proceed with our services. If we suspect elder abuse or fraud against the senior, we will report it to authorities and will not proceed with our services until this is appropriately addressed. Call us about your specific situation.





 

Who SASH Serves

 

Areas SASH Serves

How long has SASH been in business?


SASH was founded in 2005, and began serving clients and their families in 2006. We have been providing specialized home sale services to senior homeowners every day of every year since then! Read more About Us here.




How many clients has SASH served?


We have provided hundreds of customized home sales to clients, benefiting over a thousand individuals with our specialized services. From century old homes to new construction, from tiny bungalows to sprawling estates, from urban penthouse condos to rural acreage, SASH has sold every kind of real estate for our clients.




What is SASH’s record with the Better Business Bureau?


SASH has been an Accredited Member of the BBB since we were founded in 2005– even before our first client. SASH has maintained the highest rating of A+ every single year, with zero complaints filed. This is also true for our brokerage, SASH Realty.




Who endorses SASH?


As a result of our outstanding care of clients, and our depth of experience managing every kind of home sale situation, SASH has earned the trust of the elder care community. Elder law attorneys, financial planners, social workers, assisted living directors, long term care providers, and many more trusted professionals refer their clients to SASH. SASH has worked within this “circle of care” around senior clients since 2006, and has hosted over 800 networking events over the years to strengthen teamwork and collaboration within the elder care community.




What do past clients say about SASH?


Since many of our clients are advanced in age, we do not gather online ratings and reviews from them. However, almost all have chosen to review us in a formal, written evaluation that we request at the end of each transaction. We invite you to read their comments – which are a compilation of testimonials from every year since 2006!




Is SASH part of the house-flipping industry?


We are not. While we provide customized home sales and home renovations, SASH is very different than house-flippers. We disagree with the unsavory and unethical business practices that house-flippers often employ for their own profit. At SASH, we practice transparency and accountability with our transactions. Our team is focused first and foremost on our clients, and helping them receive the best outcome from the sale of their home.




What associations is SASH accountable to?


SASH Realty is a Realtor® firm, meaning that we subscribe to higher standards of ethics in real estate business practices. Almost all of our brokers are Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES). SASH is also a member of several Puget Sound elder care associations, including Senior Care Coalition, Southend Senior Care Coalition, Health Care Providers, and Coordinators of Patient Services.





SASH Services Sale Process
SASH Services Sale Process
 

My house and garage are full - can SASH provide assistance with this?


Yes, SASH is very experienced with managing the process of divesting household items prior to the home sale. We contract with excellent, professional companies who specialize in efficient and cost-effective downsizing and moving services. SASH can also coordinate steps to monetize household items through estate sales or online auctions. This offsets the costs of cleaning out the home, and can sometimes create additional income for our clients.




Who does the packing and moving for SASH’s clients?


We have a list of several local packing and moving services that we contract with to provide this important assistance to our clients. They are selected to provide high quality service, and to be tuned into our clients’ specific needs all the way through until the final box is unpacked in the new home.




What if the SASH client wants to do their own packing and moving?


That is always an option. Some of our clients have chosen to use their own family members and other volunteers to pack and move them. This may seem like a less expensive option, but we have also found that it is not entirely dependable to use volunteers. Sometimes the packing and moving drags out for months as our clients wait for helpers to show up, or items get broken because they were not packed professionally. Your Client Service Manager can help with discussing different options available to you.




Is SASH qualified to do updates or repairs on clients’ homes?


Yes. SASH has renovated over two hundred homes since 2006, from light cosmetic updates to full scale, engineered and permitted renovations. SASH is a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor, and we only use licensed and insured subcontractors to perform work on our clients’ homes. Our extensive experience creates great outcomes for our clients, because we select improvements that appeal to current buyers, and we plan repairs and updates that will provide a strong return on investment in the sale.




Do clients stay in the home while the renovation work is being done?


SASH only begins work on the home after our clients have moved out. This allows the work to be more efficient and cost-effective, causes less disruption to our clients’ daily routines, and preserves privacy and safety for our clients. We wait to begin until our clients have completed their move.




What does SASH do to make the home sell for the highest possible price?


We do not take lightly the responsibility that our clients have entrusted to us, which is to sell their home for the best possible outcome. To this end, we use professional cleaners to deep clean the home before it is listed on the market. In every case we can, we also hire a professional stager to present the home beautifully. SASH uses excellent photographers, creates high quality, full color flyers, syndicates the listing to multiple websites, and represents the client with skilled and experienced negotiation. We work hard to deliver outstanding results.





Our Home Sale Process

SASH Services and SASH
SASH Services and SASH Realty
 

Moving and Renovations

What does SASH do if the senior homeowner has dementia or Alzheimer’s?


In these situations, we work directly with the family member or representative of the senior who has the authority to sign for them through this transition. Once all the necessary paperwork is in place, (Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, or Guardianship), SASH can proceed with the steps of the home sale with the full range of services that we offer to clients. We encourage you to consult with an attorney with questions about the appropriate legal documentation in these cases.




What if the senior homeowner is in hospice or is near end of life?


SASH is first and foremost an elder care provider, and we have a great deal of understanding and experience in assisting families through this very difficult time – even when there is a home to sell in the middle of it. In these situations, SASH can provide support through any of our home sale options, but the SASH Managed Home Sale is the most useful. We can take over all of the details of the home sale, so that the family can focus on their loved one. This we have done for many families, and we are honored to step in and carry it for them.




What if the home is literally falling into the ground?


Since SASH has a number of home sale options to offer our clients, we can evaluate which is the best depending on other factors in the sale – such as the value in the land, any debts owed, and the seller’s needs. We always look creatively at every property that comes to us, and determine the ways that we can maximize our client’s net proceeds with as little stress as possible.




What about other liens or debts to pay off?


Some clients may have car loans, property taxes, credit card loans, or other debts that they hope to pay off with the sale of their home. When we put together your home sale options, we can certainly include these liens or debts in the overall assessment, and will share options with you of how they can be handled.




Can SASH help when the home is full of “collections” from hoarding?


Yes, we can. In fact, that is the type of situation where SASH can be a great help. We have managed many sales of homes that were full to the brim of different items collected over the years. SASH provides valuable services to help sort through the items, move the important valuables to the senior’s new home, and distribute anything else as needed to donation or recycle. We clean out the home, update and repair it to marketable condition, and sell it for much higher than “as-is”. Full homes do not sell easily on the regular market, and the homeowner is often embarrassed to have strangers viewing their home in that condition. SASH can step in and protect the senior’s dignity and privacy in our custom home sale process, with a great potential upside.




What if there are family members living in the senior’s home?


This is also an area where SASH has a lot of experience. Sometimes it’s an adult child living in the home, grandkids, a tenant, or a “helper” who is providing companionship or caregiving in exchange for a place to live. Regardless of the reason why, the time comes when the senior is no longer able to live in the home, and it must be sold. SASH has a number of options for clients to consider, so that everyone can move out in a peaceful and supported manner. Call us for additional details.





SASH Services POAs
SASH Services Estates
 

Unique Situations

My house and garage are full - can SASH provide assistance with this?


Yes, SASH is very experienced with managing the process of divesting household items prior to the home sale. We contract with excellent, professional companies who specialize in efficient and cost-effective downsizing and moving services. SASH can also coordinate steps to monetize household items through estate sales or online auctions. This offsets the costs of cleaning out the home, and can sometimes create additional income for our clients.




Who does the packing and moving for SASH’s clients?


We have a list of several local packing and moving services that we contract with to provide this important assistance to our clients. They are selected to provide high quality service, and to be tuned into our clients’ specific needs all the way through until the final box is unpacked in the new home.




What if the SASH client wants to do their own packing and moving?


That is always an option. Some of our clients have chosen to use their own family members and other volunteers to pack and move them. This may seem like a less expensive option, but we have also found that it is not entirely dependable to use volunteers. Sometimes the packing and moving drags out for months as our clients wait for helpers to show up, or items get broken because they were not packed professionally. Your Client Service Manager can help with discussing different options available to you.




Is SASH qualified to do updates or repairs on clients’ homes?


Yes. SASH has renovated over two hundred homes since 2006, from light cosmetic updates to full scale, engineered and permitted renovations. SASH is a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor, and we only use licensed and insured subcontractors to perform work on our clients’ homes. Our extensive experience creates great outcomes for our clients, because we select improvements that appeal to current buyers, and we plan repairs and updates that will provide a strong return on investment in the sale.




Do clients stay in the home while the renovation work is being done?


SASH only begins work on the home after our clients have moved out. This allows the work to be more efficient and cost-effective, causes less disruption to our clients’ daily routines, and preserves privacy and safety for our clients. We wait to begin until our clients have completed their move.




What does SASH do to make the home sell for the highest possible price?


We do not take lightly the responsibility that our clients have entrusted to us, which is to sell their home for the best possible outcome. To this end, we use professional cleaners to deep clean the home before it is listed on the market. In every case we can, we also hire a professional stager to present the home beautifully. SASH uses excellent photographers, creates high quality, full color flyers, syndicates the listing to multiple websites, and represents the client with skilled and experienced negotiation. We work hard to deliver outstanding results.





For additional guidance on unique situations, visit our Unique Situations page.

SASH Services Moving and Renovations
SASH Services Moving and Renovations
 

What is SASH Realty?

How long has SASH been in business?


SASH was founded in 2005, and began serving clients and their families in 2006. We have been providing specialized home sale services to senior homeowners every day of every year since then! Read more About Us here.




How many clients has SASH served?


We have provided hundreds of customized home sales to clients, benefiting over a thousand individuals with our specialized services. From century old homes to new construction, from tiny bungalows to sprawling estates, from urban penthouse condos to rural acreage, SASH has sold every kind of real estate for our clients.




What is SASH’s record with the Better Business Bureau?


SASH has been an Accredited Member of the BBB since we were founded in 2005– even before our first client. SASH has maintained the highest rating of A+ every single year, with zero complaints filed. This is also true for our brokerage, SASH Realty.




Who endorses SASH?


As a result of our outstanding care of clients, and our depth of experience managing every kind of home sale situation, SASH has earned the trust of the elder care community. Elder law attorneys, financial planners, social workers, assisted living directors, long term care providers, and many more trusted professionals refer their clients to SASH. SASH has worked within this “circle of care” around senior clients since 2006, and has hosted over 800 networking events over the years to strengthen teamwork and collaboration within the elder care community.




What do past clients say about SASH?


Since many of our clients are advanced in age, we do not gather online ratings and reviews from them. However, almost all have chosen to review us in a formal, written evaluation that we request at the end of each transaction. We invite you to read their comments – which are a compilation of testimonials from every year since 2006!




Is SASH part of the house-flipping industry?


We are not. While we provide customized home sales and home renovations, SASH is very different than house-flippers. We disagree with the unsavory and unethical business practices that house-flippers often employ for their own profit. At SASH, we practice transparency and accountability with our transactions. Our team is focused first and foremost on our clients, and helping them receive the best outcome from the sale of their home.




What associations is SASH accountable to?


SASH Realty is a Realtor® firm, meaning that we subscribe to higher standards of ethics in real estate business practices. Almost all of our brokers are Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES). SASH is also a member of several Puget Sound elder care associations, including Senior Care Coalition, Southend Senior Care Coalition, Health Care Providers, and Coordinators of Patient Services.





 

How To Begin

My house and garage are full - can SASH provide assistance with this?


Yes, SASH is very experienced with managing the process of divesting household items prior to the home sale. We contract with excellent, professional companies who specialize in efficient and cost-effective downsizing and moving services. SASH can also coordinate steps to monetize household items through estate sales or online auctions. This offsets the costs of cleaning out the home, and can sometimes create additional income for our clients.




Who does the packing and moving for SASH’s clients?


We have a list of several local packing and moving services that we contract with to provide this important assistance to our clients. They are selected to provide high quality service, and to be tuned into our clients’ specific needs all the way through until the final box is unpacked in the new home.




What if the SASH client wants to do their own packing and moving?


That is always an option. Some of our clients have chosen to use their own family members and other volunteers to pack and move them. This may seem like a less expensive option, but we have also found that it is not entirely dependable to use volunteers. Sometimes the packing and moving drags out for months as our clients wait for helpers to show up, or items get broken because they were not packed professionally. Your Client Service Manager can help with discussing different options available to you.




Is SASH qualified to do updates or repairs on clients’ homes?


Yes. SASH has renovated over two hundred homes since 2006, from light cosmetic updates to full scale, engineered and permitted renovations. SASH is a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor, and we only use licensed and insured subcontractors to perform work on our clients’ homes. Our extensive experience creates great outcomes for our clients, because we select improvements that appeal to current buyers, and we plan repairs and updates that will provide a strong return on investment in the sale.




Do clients stay in the home while the renovation work is being done?


SASH only begins work on the home after our clients have moved out. This allows the work to be more efficient and cost-effective, causes less disruption to our clients’ daily routines, and preserves privacy and safety for our clients. We wait to begin until our clients have completed their move.




What does SASH do to make the home sell for the highest possible price?


We do not take lightly the responsibility that our clients have entrusted to us, which is to sell their home for the best possible outcome. To this end, we use professional cleaners to deep clean the home before it is listed on the market. In every case we can, we also hire a professional stager to present the home beautifully. SASH uses excellent photographers, creates high quality, full color flyers, syndicates the listing to multiple websites, and represents the client with skilled and experienced negotiation. We work hard to deliver outstanding results.





POAs, Estates, Trusts

 

How long has SASH been in business?


SASH was founded in 2005, and began serving clients and their families in 2006. We have been providing specialized home sale services to senior homeowners every day of every year since then! Read more About Us here.




How many clients has SASH served?


We have provided hundreds of customized home sales to clients, benefiting over a thousand individuals with our specialized services. From century old homes to new construction, from tiny bungalows to sprawling estates, from urban penthouse condos to rural acreage, SASH has sold every kind of real estate for our clients.




What is SASH’s record with the Better Business Bureau?


SASH has been an Accredited Member of the BBB since we were founded in 2005– even before our first client. SASH has maintained the highest rating of A+ every single year, with zero complaints filed. This is also true for our brokerage, SASH Realty.




Who endorses SASH?


As a result of our outstanding care of clients, and our depth of experience managing every kind of home sale situation, SASH has earned the trust of the elder care community. Elder law attorneys, financial planners, social workers, assisted living directors, long term care providers, and many more trusted professionals refer their clients to SASH. SASH has worked within this “circle of care” around senior clients since 2006, and has hosted over 800 networking events over the years to strengthen teamwork and collaboration within the elder care community.




What do past clients say about SASH?


Since many of our clients are advanced in age, we do not gather online ratings and reviews from them. However, almost all have chosen to review us in a formal, written evaluation that we request at the end of each transaction. We invite you to read their comments – which are a compilation of testimonials from every year since 2006!




Is SASH part of the house-flipping industry?


We are not. While we provide customized home sales and home renovations, SASH is very different than house-flippers. We disagree with the unsavory and unethical business practices that house-flippers often employ for their own profit. At SASH, we practice transparency and accountability with our transactions. Our team is focused first and foremost on our clients, and helping them receive the best outcome from the sale of their home.




What associations is SASH accountable to?


SASH Realty is a Realtor® firm, meaning that we subscribe to higher standards of ethics in real estate business practices. Almost all of our brokers are Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES). SASH is also a member of several Puget Sound elder care associations, including Senior Care Coalition, Southend Senior Care Coalition, Health Care Providers, and Coordinators of Patient Services.





Every client’s home sale is as unique as his or her own life story. The home, its features, and its history are unlike any other. In the same way, the homeowner’s specific needs and goals for their home sale journey are unlike anyone else’s.

 

It’s for this reason that SASH designs a home sale for each client. We listen, we design, and we deliver. We’ve never provided the same home sale twice. Call SASH to benefit from our client-focused mission and services. We look forward to serving you!

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