Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Seniors Real Estate Specialist to help seniors downsize and buy in senior communities.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist to help seniors downsize and buy in senior communities.

I have held the SRES designation for a long time as I have always loved helping seniors. I had a great relation with my parents and used to worry about them as I was so far away.

When my Father passed away I was visiting my parents in India . He passed away unexpectedly at the age of 86  and was in good health. I helped my Mother sell her house and downsize. It was a very emotional experince for me. The house was too large for my mother to live by herself.

Our next door neigbor came over and offered to buy the house for exactly half of what it was worth. I called a couple of agents to get the market value . My brothers , my Mother and I came up with a price. We received two good offers from two other neighbors and my Mother accepted one offer.

I know there are people who try to take advantage of seniors.

Now I myself am a senior. 

I have helped seniors sell their home from the first year that I got my license.

I got my SRES dsignation early on so I could learn more. I receive their newsletters with information that I can share.I have the tools to meet the special needs of seniors.

I have sold many homes in active adult communities and have helped seniors downsize. Some have moved to assisted living. Some have moved into rentals or to their vacaton homes in Florida. When seniors want to relocate to Florida I can refer them to agents in Florida.

I have had to work with adult children of seniors who live out of state . 

Some of the things seniors need help with are :

1. names of trusted  handymen .

2. charities that will pick up their furniture that they want to donate.

3. locations where they can drop off items.

4.names of stagers if they need to stage their home.If not, I give them tips on staging using items they already own and help them declutter.

5.Some may not like to read and send email nor send text messages. They need a person who will call them on the phone. I always answer my phone and return all phone calls. 

6.Some may want the listing agent to be there for showings as they do not trust strangers. I am always glad to be there for seniors.

7. I lend my fax machine as some do no have access to computers. I may have to go there in peson in some cases with documents. 

8.They may need names of attorneys .

9.I assure them that we can schedule appointments during hours that they prefer and mention those hours in the mls. They may not want showings at certain times. I agree it is best if we can show homes on short notice but seniors have unique needs and have fears. Moving is a stressful event for people of any age and it is more stressful for seniors.

10.Depending on their particular situation some seniors may want to sell first and them buy a house and are woriied they may not find a house. They should work with an experienced agent .

My expeince and my strategy can be utilized no matte where I move . If I have to move and start over again , I will use this experience as a seniors real esttae specialist to help seniors sell and buy a home.

I will learn about the active adult communities in the area. I will tour all the communities and learn about the amenities they offer.I will take pictures of the communties and blog about them. I will also write about restaurants and shopping in the area.

My niche will be helping seniors as a Seniors Real estate Specialist.  I can help seniors no matter where I move as I have the experince and the knowledge..

Seniors Real Estate Specialist in Bucks County Pa

 

 

 

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Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Comment balloon 19 commentsGita Bantwal • July 11 2018 11:55AM

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Good morning Gita.  Seniors will appreciate the extra effort and expertise you bring with you for their benefit.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 days ago

Gabe, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 days ago

Gita, great post to let the public know you work well with seniors and keep their interests first! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 7 days ago

Joan, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 days ago

That is a fantastic way to help clients.  I'm sure will be perfect for this new endeavor. 

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) 7 days ago

This is the perfect niche for you Gita as you are so familiar with the 55+ communities in your area!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 7 days ago

Gita, I can feel your passion for helping seniors. I admire you. You're right so many try to take advantage of them, I watched that happen with my grandparents and we had to step in multiple times. Seniors in your area would be wise to contact you. You're an agent they can trust. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) 7 days ago

It is good to see your continued commitment to assist seniors with their housing needs.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 7 days ago

Gita Bantwal - You're such a kind hearted woman with family values I can understand why helping seniors is so important for you. That photograph of you and your father is so loving and beautiful. It wasn't easy for you at the time of your father's death, nor with the selling of your mom's house. Your responsibilities are endless and you do it all with love and kindness.

I am blessed to know you. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 7 days ago

Gita, what an awesome niche, here in Los Angeles we try to be Forever Young so my picture is of my imaginary son:)) Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 7 days ago

Norma, thank you for the comment.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 days ago

Sheila, thank you for the comment.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 days ago

Roy, thank you.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 days ago

Patricia, thank you for the comment. I am blessed to know you as well.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 days ago

Endre, Here in Philly we like to be seniors. I love all the senior discounts that I can get.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 7 days ago

Amanda, thank you for reading.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 6 days ago

I have also seen people try to take advantage of seniors, trying to purchase the home for less than market value. You provide a great service to the families of the older population.

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 2 days ago

Carol Williams - I'd like to nominate this post for Second Chance Saturdays

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 2 days ago

Pat, Thank you for reading and for your comment. I agree there are people  who try to take advantage of seniors.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 1 day ago

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