Selling Your Parents’ Home: Working with an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA)
Wednesday Nov 06th, 2019
As heartbreaking as it can be, there may come a time when your parents are no longer able to remain in their home. Healthcare requirements can change as people age, thus necessitating the need for assisted living or supportive housing. There are also financial implications of owning and maintaining a home – something that can be difficult to manage on a fixed income. Then there are mobility issues that make staying in the family home a challenge, or other issues like loneliness and the need for community.
Whether your parents are downsizing into an accessible condo of their own, a retirement community, assisted living or long-term care, having support from their grown children can help alleviate the stress and confusion that comes with selling a home. The same can be said about having an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) in their corner.
An Accredited Senior Agent (ASA) is not your average real estate sales professional. With this special designation, we have knowledge about Canadian tax laws, estates and estate planning, wills, trusts and options on how your parents can release the equity in their home to help cover future living expenses.
If your parents desire to downsize into a smaller home, we can share information about government grants and loans that are available to help seniors age-in-place. If a retirement community is their preference, we can help your parents find the ideal residence – whether they rent or buy – with the amenities and services they need. We also have networks of exceptional specialists to help with this transition, including move managers, legal and financial experts, property appraisers, estate specialists, healthcare experts, and other more.
As an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA), we help alleviate the headaches that can arise from late-in-life transitions, as well as all of the unexpected circumstances related to helping seniors move on from their family home. This is work we have been trained to do – and, quite frankly, work that we love to do.
Want to learn more about the special knowledge and training of an Accredited Senior Agent (ASA)? Please contact me, Deborah Clerk, Real Estate Sales Representative and ASA at Keller Williams Realty Solutions, Brokerage, in Mississauga, Ontario.
You might also find these related resources particularly helpful as you help your parents transition into this next season of life:
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