Real Estate for Seniors

real estate content geared for mature adults who might be senior citizens or their caregivers

Client Success Stories Patience is in Demand when Budget is Limited Life is very cyclical and so is home-buying.  A person’s first house will tend to be a smaller home with two or three bedrooms and a smaller yard. As a person’s life changes, like getting married or having children, their home needs change too. As the family grows, so too does the home. And yet […]
Downsizing How to Declutter the Sentimental Stuff So Much Stuff I work with so many clients that are downsizing and are overwhelmed with their sentimental clutter.  Their children don’t want their relics and the homeowner doesn’t want to give it away or even trash it. The clutter causes so much stress for the homeowner as they wonder how to dispose of their […]
Real Estate for Seniors Five Things to Protect Your Nest Egg Protect Your Nest Egg As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, I work with a lot of mature clients and I am finding out just how expensive it is to maintain your health after a medical condition diagnosis.  I sat down with Colleen Page, a benefits representative with Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA), and she shared […]
Downsizing Five Things to Know about Legal Documents for your Aging Loved Ones If you are caring for a loved one, there are five documents you should put in place now. This video is presented by Jenny Rozelle from Hunter Estate & Elder Law located in Fishers, Greenwood and Rockville, Indiana. Caring for a loved one of any age can be challenging, so it’s best to get these […]
Real Estate for Seniors Home Inventory to Recover Loss after Catastrophe Do you know the value of your home contents? Having a home inventory now can help you recover your damaged items after a catastrophe, like a fire or a tornado. Watch this video to learn more about the services that Key Inventory provides and take the Master Closet Challenge!
First Time Home Buying Homeowners Policy Endorsements to Consider A typical homeowners insurance policy will help you recover your loss after a catastrophic event, but there are several endorsements you should consider adding to your homeowner’s insurance policy.  My associate,  Brian Sackowski-a personal risk manager at Gibson, talks about five things you should consider adding to your homeowner’s policy.  Watch this video to learn more […]
About Me Find a Realtor Who Cares A client I earned from a referral spent 4 mos working with a realtor that wasn’t understanding their needs. We met and within four days made and got an accepted offer on a home for them. If your realtor isn’t listening to you and showing you homes that don’t meet your needs, it’s okay to […]
Downsizing For Sale by Owner or Not?? Thinking about selling your house this year? For Sale By Owner is not all it’s cracked up to be! A recent study indicates that home sellers leave money on the table when they sell their house by owner. Watch this video to learn more about for-sale-by-owner selling myths and hassles. Call me directly for a […]
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About Me What does SRES Mean? The National Association of Realtors designates qualified realtors as Seniors Real Estate Specialist.  I earned this designation in 2017 and this video explains a more about what SRES is and alternate living options for homeowners over 50 years old. Watch this video to learn more!
Real Estate for Seniors What is Universal Design? Many people have asked me what is Universal Design.  Univeral Design maximizes ease-of-access in the home for people of all abilities. The National Association of Home Builders shared common features of Universally Designed homes and these features can be included in the design phase of new construction or sometimes a home can be retro-fitted with […]
Real Estate for Seniors Popular Home Improvements for Seniors HomeAdvisor recently published its 2017 report on Aging in Place.  This video summarizes popular home improvements for homeowners aged 55-75 years old. Simple home improvements can improve your ease-of-access in the home or you may consider a home with Universal Design. Watch this video to find out more.
Downsizing NAR reports a shift in Boomers’ Retirement Home Preferences. Baby Boomers’ retirement home preferences are changing.  How does this match up to your own desires?
Downsizing Don’t leave money on the table when it’s time to sell! If you are thinking about selling your home, make sure you don’t leave any money on the table! New research shows that hiring an agent is more profitable! http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2017/08/18/study-fsbos-net-significantly-lower-profits?om_rid=AAcTGW&om_mid=_BZnzBGB9fXOHE9&om_ntype=NARWeekly
About Me Work with a Seniors Real Estate Specialist! A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®), like Lisa McCoy, is a REALTOR® who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases. The SRES® designation is awarded only to REALTORS® who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions. Lisa […]