Senior Guide

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New Beginnings

Our golden years bring lots of changes.

It’s important to consider the people you invite to be on your support team. Part of that team is a Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) by your side.


A Senior Real Estate Specialist Can Help:


Listen to your Story

This stage of life can be complex and highly emotional. We know how to simplify things and support you every step of the way


We Talk About Your Options

Through the process we’re able to figure out what makes the most sense for you. We don’t lose sight that this process is all about you and what’s best for you.


Ready to Sell

For adults ages 55+, the often complex process of preparing and selling real estate can be made more difficult due to physical and financial limitations, and the strong emotions connected to your family home. Having an SRES® at your side can simplify selling your home every step of the way.


Consider Senior Housing

There is a broad spectrum of senior housing options for adults 55+. We have the knowledge to help you make a choice that’s best for you now and as the years go on.

Simplifying the Selling Process

  • Counseling you through practical logistics

  • Pricing your property

  • Showing your home

  • Negotiating the sale and closing

  • Trusted vendors

Planning for Your Future Needs

You may not feel like a senior but for adults 55+, a variety of housing options known as senior housing are available to you. These options cover a broad spectrum from active living communities to those providing full and continuous care. We are available to help you navigate these senior housing options as you age – paying great attention to cost, location, services, amenities, activities, and current and future care needs.

  • Independent Living

  • Active Adult/Assisted Living Senior Retirement Homes and Communities

  • Adult Family Senior Retirement Homes

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

  • Continuing Care Retirement Living Communities

5 Essential Steps of Selling:


What's Best for you?

Your comfort level is where we begin. Once you’re settled we switch gears and start preparing your property for sale, and will be at your side, supporting you all the way through.


Price Considerations

We understand that you need every single penny from this sale, and will not leave anything on the table.

The asking price of your home is often the first thing buyers notice. Positioning your home correctly is an important step. We will analyze your home, compare it to the local market, and consider your unique financial situation to arrive at a competitive selling price that benefits you and your loved ones.


Packing & Moving

Moving out of your family home can be overwhelming. Not just the organizational and physical parts but the emotional part, too. Sentimental  possessions can trigger a lot of memories making it difficult to decide what comes with you and what is given a farewell. Family members can help you through this process but sometimes a third-party specialist is what you need.


We can put you in touch with professional services that can:

  • Help make decisions on what to keep and what to leave
  • Manage the packing, moving and unpacking process

If you decide to handle the moving on your own, it’s recommended that you start organizing and packing sooner than later. Set small, achievable goals and break up the work to relieve any emotional stress you might experience.


Showing your Home

There are two types of showings:

Open Houses – Your home will be open for a few hours to REALTORS® and potential buyers. We are present the entire time and require all visitors to sign in.

Individual showings– We bring prospective buyers into your home to show them around and discuss its features.

This part of the selling process is not usually experienced by the homeowner. Showing a home to prospective buyers while you’re present can put you in an awkward position of feeling forced to answer the buyer’s questions. And it can be uncomfortable for the buyer to discuss possible changes to the home without feeling like they’re insulting your taste. For this reason, we will likely ask you to be out of the home on the time of showings.

Individual showings are often scheduled on short notice, which means you have to quickly leave your home and occupy yourself for the duration of the showing. We understands that this can pose unique challenges for adults 55+ therefore we take special consideration for your schedule and abilities. We place specific times for showings in the listing if you prefer. And if you or a loved one living in the home is unable to leave, we can note that in the listing, too. We work with your best interests in mind and will adapt to meet your needs.


Negotiating the Sale and Closing

It’s exciting when an offer is made on your home. How do you know if the offer is reasonable and should be considered, and how do you begin negotiations?

  • We will be notified of the offer and present it to you. We understand the local market and are familiar with your needs therefore are well equipped to help you determine if the offer should be accepted, declined, or if negotiations should begin.

  • You should find a time, either in-person or via phone or video chat, to discuss the offers in detail.

  • It’s important to know that the negotiation process almost always requires give and take

THE SHELHAMER GROUP   |    DRE: 01950995

Glenn Shelhamer is a licensed real estate broker DRE: 01950995 in the state of California and abides by equal housing opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdrawal without notice. To reach The Shelhamer Real Estate Group’s office manage please call (310) 913-9477.

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