Seniors

SELLING A HOME FOR YOUR NEXT PHASE OF LIFE

 

Every transition is an opportunity, regardless of your stage in life.  With the right preparation, a new home can provide the fresh start you’re looking for. Whether you are looking to downsize or would like to find a low-maintenance alternative to your current home, PORTER GROUP is prepared to help you navigate through the steps of selling your home.

 

We are certified Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) who have assisted many senior clients through the process of selling their home and have a thorough understanding of the pressures and stress moving homes can cause. We get it and we’re here for you – from helping to stage and declutter, to reviewing paperwork and helping to arrange movers, we will work to make the experience as smooth, comfortable and stress free as possible.

PORTER GROUP can also provide insight on current market conditions, determine how your property stacks up against the competition and develop a pricing and marketing strategy to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.

 

As Senior Real Estate Specialists some of our services include:

 

Extra help and guidance.  There are many seniors who are widowed and living alone in their family home and just aren’t sure of the next steps.  If they don’t have local relatives to help them get started, PORTER GROUP will set up free initial consultations to describe how the process works and will present all the options for the transition.   Depending on the circumstances it may require a few consultations to make certain that you are one hundred percent informed and comfortable.   And if it is your wish, they can bring a remote relative into the process through phone calls and email.

Slower pace.  The home selling experience is complex and many ideas and contracts are presented during the process.  If need be, we will present everything in a slower paced format.  This means our Sellers can relax and feel that at each point they have time to properly sift and digest the information without being pressured or rushed.  As a result, everything is thoroughly understood and stress levels are much lower.

Contracts in plain English.  Even before a sale occurs, we will sit down with copies of all the usual contracts, in larger type if requested, and explain everything in layman’s terms.  This extra consultation will prepare you for all the paperwork that will occur during the transaction and allow you to ask questions or address concerns early so that when an actual offer is made you clearly know what you’re signing, why you’re signing it and what the expectations for the outcomes will be.

Encouragement.  Not everyone wants friends and family members to be privy to the details of their real estate transaction, but for those who want others to be involved, be it for support or as a sounding board, we always welcome and encourage it.

Guidance.  The decision to transition to another home is a big one and there are lots of housing choices and options. If you are planning to sell and then purchase a new type of property, you may be searching for a town home in Walnut Grove, a bungalow in Fort Langley or a condo in Murrayville.  PORTER GROUP will carefully present all the options, working with you to ensure you are informed and confident in your property buying decisions.

 Supporting professionals.  The home selling process involves many professionals and PORTER GROUP can happily recommend a few that we know have good reputations and that we have worked successfully with in the past. This may include professionals such as lawyers, lenders, insurance brokers and movers.

 

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