How the 55+ (over 55) generation views a real estate transaction.

Moving to a shoe for 55+Being over 55 doesn’t mean getting older, it means getting better.  The older you get the more experience and wisdom you’ve obtained.

That being said, how many of you under the age of 55 have thought to yourself, they just don’t get it.  Chances are you could be right, they don’t get it, or maybe it’s that you don’t get it.  Keep an open mind to that thought.


With regards to real estate, the older generation doesn’t see real estate transactions the same way as the newer generation.   Many of them have owned their home longer that you’ve been alive.

In consideration of selling their home, there is so much to consider.  Contracts, Staging, financing, addendums, 5 page property disclosures, title insurance, inspections, an lock boxes? What the heck?  Most of that is new to the older generation and seems overwhelming. 

Patience can be a real estate virtue.  Real estate agents working with the 55+ generation must exhibit patience.  Instead of thinking that “time is of the essence,” try thinking that “patience is a virtue”.  A real estate agent must become a trusted advisor.

According to NAR (National Association of Realtors), 1 in 4 sellers was 65+ in 2012. That number is only going to increase therefore the demand for senior living is increasing.  Aging seniors are projected to move out of an estimated 11.3 million housing units between 2010 and 2020.

Prices for units in 55+ communities rebounded from the recession much faster than the rest of the housing market.

As baby boomers enter retirement and are tasked with the job of caring for elderly parents, the Senior Tsunami is rapidly approaching.  Professionals in the real estate industry better be ready or they will be left behind.

When baby boomers are faced with the task of moving Mom and Dad, they should seek specialists who are the best of the best and settle for nothing less.

They want professionals to assist with the inevitable challenges of moving mom and dad. 

Candace and Joel (The Harelik Team) offer 27+ years of experience.  We sell all types of residential real estate in Palm Beach County, Florida, BUT


We specialize in 55+ Active Adult Communities
and we care. 

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