Many senior citizens own their own home AND love living there. In many cases, a senior citizen has lived in their home for decades. The thought of selling that home and moving to a retirement community brings all sorts of emotions. Some folks are eager to move to a new environment where friends and living assistance is immediately available. Other folks dread the idea. One thing that is certain, making the “right” decision as a senior citizen, or with your elderly parents takes lots of information gathering.
Before Senior Citizens make housing decisions, as a minimum, it is wise to have the following information:
A Home Market Analysis is one very important for every Senior home owner. It is important to understand the value of the house based on the market conditions of the day. The Veenstra Team of Evenboer-Walton REALTORS (269-350-5514) is happy to provide inquiring Senior Citizens with a FREE home market analysis. When the Veenstra Team has done all the research, the senior citizen and/or his or her children will have a great idea of how much the house would be worth if it were sold. The Veenstra Team will also leave the Senior Citizen with a estimate of net proceeds after a sale. The Veenstra Team will provide a paper that has all the estimated costs of selling the home and how much money the senior citizen or elderly parent should expect to have in her/his pocket after the sale is closed.
Another very important bit of information involving the sale of the senior citizen’s residence is the marketing plans that will be used to sell the home. You will find a wide variety of marketing services provided by greater Kalamazoo and Portage area REALTORS. The Veenstra Team has a very comprehensive and complete marketing plan for the homes they are working to sell. The Veenstra Team not only follows the standard services of any REALTOR, but, in addition add lots of internet marketing and sets the stage for lots of word of mouth advertising as well. The senior citizen does not need to get involved in all the details of the plan (unless they want to) but it is important to choose a REALTOR that does more than the minimum to market the home.
The ability to compare the differences between senior living facilities is also important information to have before making a decision. The Ross Publishing company has created a great checklist that the Veenstra Team has made available for senior citizens or your elderly parents to use in the Greater Kalamazoo and Portage area. You can download a copy of the checklist by going to the Veenstra Team website. The checklist will allow you to compare the following information about Senior Residences. http://borussia-east.de/?kokos=stockpair-bewertung&a3a=af What types of CARE LEVELS are offered? You will be able to check whether the facility offers Independent Living, Memory Care (Alzheimer’s Dementia) Physical Therapy, Continuum of Care (CCRC), Respite Care, Special Therapy, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Personal Care (KY only), Rehabilitation, Respiratory Therapy,
What COSTS are involved: Do you have an entrance fee? How much is it? What is the daily/monthly/weekly fee? What services are provided at additional costs? What payment methods are accepted (Whether there is Private Pay, Private Insurance, Long Term Care, Medicare, Medicaid)
What ACTIVITIES are available at the residence: There is a place to answer questions like:
Do you have an activity program? Do you have an Activities Director? Is the family encouraged to participate in the activities? Are the activities posted? Is there a common area with a TV? Is there a beauty/barber shop on-site?
You can record the answers to questions about PEOPLE like the following:
Is there staff around? Is the staff friendly and helpful? Is the staff accessible to residents and their families? Is there someone available 24 hours?
You can record information you discover about FOOD/MEALS such as:
Do you provide help with eating and dietary needs? Are residents given a second helping if requested? Do you offer snacks? Ask the current residents if they enjoy their meals. How does the food look? Is the dining area clean and well furnished?
ADDITIONALLY, you can record information you discover regarding Em
ergency procedures, Staff response time, Evacuation procedures, Is there a convenient location for family members to be a part of the resident’s life? Do the residents have access to an emergency pull cord system? Is there a controlled entry system? Does the facility look generally clean? Is it free of unpleasant odors? Do the current residents appear happy with their environment?
The form will help ensure that you remember to ask all the same questions about each of the places that you consider as an option.
CLICK HERE to request a FREE Home Market Analysis from the Veenstra Team.
CLICK HERE to get a copy of the What to ask when comparing senior living options checklist.
Thanks for reading!
Your Kalamazoo Real Estate Senior Citizen Team
Jason Veenstra, Kalamazoo REALTOR
David Veenstra, Kalamazoo REALTOR
Phone: (269) 350-5514. Sold@VeenstraTeam.com.
Providing Real Estate Solutions for Kalamazoo Senior Citizens
View Our homes for sale at www.VeenstraTeam.com.
The Veenstra Team specializes in helping senior citizens (and their children or caregivers) handle housing decisions with wisdom.
Contact the Veenstra Team to learn about greater Kalamazoo real estate options for Senior Citizens, including Portage real estate, Mattawan real estate, Oshtemo real estate, and real estate in any of the communities surrounding Kalamazoo.
Of course, the Veenstra Team also serves all non-Senior home buyers in the greater Kalamazoo area and all non-Senior home sellers in the greater Kalamazoo area. We can help people purchase or sell any Kalamazoo homes, Kalamazoo income property, Kalamazoo Lake Homes, Kalamazoo Executive Homes, Kalamazoo resort homes and even Kalamazoo short sales which can help distressed homeowners in Kalamazoo avoid Michigan foreclosure. We offer specialized services for Kalamazoo senior citizens and children with aging parents seeking Kalamazoo real estate information. We also offer free Kalamazoo relocation packets, Kalamazoo tours and specialized services for people who are moving to Kalamazoo. For families moving anywhere else in the US or Canada, we offer Free Nationwide Relocation Services and free REALTOR referral.
I would like FREE help from the Veenstra Team to buy a home!
I would like a free evaluation from the Veenstra Team so that I know how much my home is worth!
Fill Out the Form Below to Contact The Veenstra Team
David Veenstra, REALTOR
Jason Veenstra, REALTOR
The Veenstra Team with Evenboer Walton REALTORS
(269) 350-5514 (office)
(773) 751-2206 (fax)
The Veenstra Team offers free, top tier real estate tools and technology for Kalamazoo home buyers and an 81 point home marketing plan for home sellers that gets Greater Kalamazoo home sold!
We provide free, effective short sale solutions which avoid foreclosure in many SW MI cities. We work with a network of investors that bring cash offers.
We also offer Kalamazoo commercial real estate services and advice through our partner, Jeremy Veenstra of NAI Wisinski of West Michigan
We also offer free nationwide relocation and REALTOR referrals through our EXODUS Network of Christian Community Specialists.
We provide Corporate Relocation Assistance in Kalamazoo and Portage MI through our partnership with the Great Lakes Relocation Center. Great Lakes Relocation Center is a member of the "National Employee Relocation Council” and “Relocation Directors Council”. Great Lakes Relocation Center has attained “Preferred Broker” status with the nation's four largest relocation companies. Company VP, Connie Schlaak, has also obtained the designation GMS (Global Mobility Specialist)
We offer a free Chicagoan's Guide and Home Buyer Tools to buying a Lake Home in MI
This article and content is for general informational purposes and should be independently checked for accuracy. Information should not be taken as legal advice, technical or tax advice under any circumstance. Seek legal advise and representation in all legal matters.