For Seniors: Using the Internet to Buy or Sell Your Next Home

Seniors using Computer

 

Shopping, movies, reading, writing, communication, and marketing… these are the most popular things that have flourished online. Seems as though almost everything is done online now.

The number of seniors 50 and older who use the internet has grown significantly over the past 12 years.  However, when using the internet to buy or sell a home, seniors face more complications than their younger counterparts.  Luckily, there are some great resources that offer information to help seniors make smart real estate decisions.

  • AARP (aarp.org) – For information, advocacy, and member benefits across a broad array of U.S. senior issues, including health, work and retirement, money, home and family, entertainment, politics, and more.
  • Age in Place (ageinplace.com) – Learn how to create an environment that is safe and easier to live in, including kitchen, bathroom, and other home remodeling, senior sell phone choices, aging in place monitoring products and other helpful resources.
  • Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) – The Alzheimer’s association works on a global, national, and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Use their site to find local chapters, support groups, education, resource providers, and the Alzheimer’s Navigator for step-by-step guidance and custom action plans.
  • MoveSeniors (MoveSeniors.com) – MoveSeniors is an online resource for families seeking assistance with late in life home transitions such as moving, downsizing, and remodeling. They also offer a directory of Certified Relocation & Transition Specialists and other senior professionals.
  • Retirement Homes.com (RetirementHomes.com)– North America’s most comprehensive and easy-to-use online senior living directory, spanning the care continuum from active to assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, and everything in between.
  • The Senior List (theseniorlist.com) – The Senior List is a ratings and review portal for senior related products and services. Use it to locate and read reviews for adult care homes, durable medical equipment providers, home care, move managers, skilled nursing, and much more.
  • Starker Services (starker.com) – Protect real estate investment profits from capital gain taxes with the assistance of the most experienced independent 1031 exchange intermediary in the U.S.

Using these resources to assist in the buying and selling of your home is an important step.  It is also important to contact a Certified Senior Housing Professional.  CSHP’s are far better equipped than general real estate agents in their knowledge of senior’s real estate issues and are committed to serving as professional partners throughout the entire process surrounding a later-in-life move.

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