Eden Prairie Real Estate Plus

Seniors

Introduction

Anyone,
at any time,
at any age
may find themselves in a situation where it is time to downsize.

We serve many different types of clients and we are honored to assist when helping clients downsize. You may be looking for an easier life-style, a more affordable way to live or the need to downsize may arise when maintaining your home becomes too much to handle.

We are here to help and make your move as seamless as possible.

We do that by having the resources, knowledge and the emotional understanding of what a move like this can mean.

It’s not always easy to move from a home that you’ve lived in for a length of time and we understand.

Included below are just some of the things we can help to tackle.

* Packing

* Moving

* Organizing

* Content Removal and/or Storage

* Estate Sales

* Home Inspections

* Handyman for Repairs

* and so many others

If needed, we can help find services for the following through different organiza-tions in the area:

– Estate Attorneys

– Organizational Experts

* Money Managers

* Home Health Care

* Companion Services

And if looking to purchase we can find the perfect maintainable home for you.

Client testimonials:

“We were lost when it came time to move. During the past thirty years we had accumulated so many things. Besides that, we didn’t have a clue as to where to start with the sale of our home. Your team was a wonderful asset to us. Not only did you sell our home for above asking price, you helped us find an estate sales company, a handyman and other services. Your knowledge, follow-through and reliability made the process seamless…thank you so much!” Brenda K.

“Last spring Kelley helped us sell our home. We were nervous and excited and looking for direction. We chose Kelly because of her professionalism and knowledge of sales in our area. She was instrumental in staging and offering tips to have our home show well. Kelly was there for every stage of the sale and helped us navigate through the offers and helped us make the best choice. Our home sold quickly to a wonderful family. We are a grateful and thankful for all her hard work and expertise!” Kathleen B

Senior Real Estate Specialist Guide

This is a  Guide to Housing-Related Resources Tailored to Seniors and their Families

Moving On

Contents
Is it time to sell your home? 
Why selling a senior’s home is different 
What is an SRES®? 
The SRES® professional network 
Issues to consider before starting the process 
What to expect from your SRES® 
Key steps in the process:
• Housing options 
• Home adaptations 
• Meeting healthcare and other needs 
• Financial considerations 
• Legal considerations 
• Selling your current home 
– Pricing considerations 
– Staging your home 
– Showing your home 
– Negotiating the sale and closing 
– Packing and moving Resources 

Senior Housing Options

If you are looking for senior housing, finding the right place to live often becomes very stressful. Whether the reason for moving is prompted by a serious medical condition or the desire for a lifestyle change, it’s important to assess the current situation and look at all the options.

By learning more about the options in senior housing, you can make the right choice with an environment that is healthy, happy and more fulfilling. Here are some of the available options. We encourage you to conduct your own research to make the best possible decision. This can include visiting various senior residential communities in your area.

Residential Care Homes

These are homes in regular neighborhoods where up to 10 older adults live who need care due to dementia or illness, such as Parkinson’s. There is a 24-hour awake staff to care for the residents, and a variety of activities are offered based on the needs of the residents.

Independent  Living (IL or ILF)

IL is a senior living option that is designed to enable independent seniors to enjoy an active lifestyle in a community of their peers. IL typically involves apartment style housing for an age restricted community of residents.
Independent living communities also are sometimes made up of freestanding homes or condominiums. In some instances, the IL facility provides optional private duty services. In most cases, the facility develops a relationship with a private duty company that provides services to the residents as needed. These outside providers either rent an office in the building or visit the building periodically.

Assisted Living (AL or ALF)

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) defines Assisted Living as a senior living option that combines apartment style housing, organized social interaction, and private duty support services as needed.

Health care services are often provided by outside providers who either rent an office in the building or visit the building periodically. Assisted living is designed for individuals who require assistance with everyday activities such as meals, medication management, or physical assistance with bathing, dressing, and transportation. Some residents may have memory disorders including Alzheimer’s, or they may need help with mobility, incontinence, or other challenges.

Memory Care

Memory Care offers supportive health and personal care services 24 hours a day in a secure, specially designed, therapeutic residential setting for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s and related conditions.

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

A SNF is defined as an institution or part of an institution that meets criteria for accreditation established by the sections of the Social Security Act that determine the basis for Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement for skilled nursing care. Skilled nursing care includes rehabilitation and various medical and nursing procedures.

Continuous Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

These campuses gather all levels of care onto one property. Generally the nurses and therapists of the SNF unit provide care as necessary to the AL and IL residents. However, the first priority of the health care staff on the campus is to care for the SNF residents. Often external providers of health care and private duty services are brought in to deliver care to the residents of the IL and AL portions of the property.

 

Selling Your Home

Prepare your home for sale and showings

Getting the House Ready

Improve your landscaping.

Curb appeal is crucial to a good first impression, so make sure your home’s lawn is immaculate. Mow the lawn, prune the bushes, weed the garden and plant flowers.

Clean the outside.

A sloppy exterior will make buyers think you’ve slacked off on interior maintenance as well. Be sure to clean the gutters and pressure wash your home’s siding.

Make repairs.

You want your home to be in the best condition possible. Take care of major defects like broken windows or a leaky roof that could discourage buyers.

Make the front door inviting.

A fresh coat of paint, especially in a color that contrasts with the home, will make the front door stand out. Replace faded house numbers so buyers can see them from the curb. Buy a new welcome mat. Let buyers know they’re invited into your home.

Remove clutter and depersonalize.

Buyers want to envision their belongings in your home. Clean up by renting a storage unit for knickknacks, photos, extra furniture and other personal items.

Organize closets and drawers.

Messy closets give the appearance that your home doesn’t have enough storage space.

Make every surface shine.

From ceiling fans to floors and everything in between, clean your home until it sparkles.

Take color down a notch.

You might like your lime-green bedroom, but it may sour buyers. Paint your walls a neutral color that will appeal to a wide range of buyers.

Eliminate bad odors.

Hide the litter box and spray air neutralizer throughout your home. When showing the home, fill it with inviting smells by putting out fresh flowers and baking a batch of cookies.

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Preferred Vendors

Attorneys

Nicholas D. Hulwi                           612 349 5664       nhulwi@bestlaw.com      www.BestLaw.com   Estate Planning, Family Law  and other areas  Best & Flanagan
Rob Black                                       952 831 1454                                                                                Family Law     7400 Metro Blvd, Edina MN  55439

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