Crossing a Bridge

Plan While You Can


North America's Trusted Resource for Later-in-Life Living Decisions

Baby Boomer with Troubled Thinking

The Problem

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    Your home doesn't suit you anymore? But don't know whether selling it is the right thing.
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    Undecided what to do about it? But don't know where to turn.
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    Need to explore your next living choices? But can't find the help you trust.
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    Want a conversation rather than a presentation? But they all want to sell you something.

The Solution

What if you could solve these problems, here - in one place?

The Chief Geezer

“I was born in 1942, so I've crossed a lot of bridges. After almost a decade in my encore career as a REALTOR, I was awarded a Specialist designation by the Seniors Real Estate Council. Upon receiving my training, conducting a great deal of research and client consultation, I wrote Crossing a Bridge. Since then I have devoted my time to helping others with later-in-life living issues. I am committed to helping you whether your decisions lead to a real estate transaction or not.”

Raleigh Lee

Our Qualifications

What is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist?

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases. The SRES® designation is awarded only to REALTORS® who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions. They also draw upon the expertise of a network of specialists, such as estate planners, CPAs, and eldercare lawyers, and are familiar with local community resources and services. Their mission is to help seniors and their families navigate the maze of financial, legal and emotional issues that accompany the sale of a home.

What qualities make an SRES® different?

  • Knowledge, experience and compassion for dealing with senior issues

  • Suggests housing alternatives, including ones that may allow an aging parent to remain in the home instead of selling it.

  • A no-pressure approach to the transaction with a strong service orientation.

  • Takes the time needed to make a client feel comfortable with the complex selling process.

  • Understands the emotional demands a sale can make on a senior, and tries to minimize them.

  • Tailors the marketing of a home to the needs of an older client.

  • Interacts easily with all generations, including seniors, adult children and caretakers.

  • Knowledgeable about local senior housing options and elder support services.

  • Has a wide network of other senior-focused professionals who can assist in tax counseling, financial and estate planning, and other aspects of the sale and move.

We publish a monthly newsletter with articles that will help you gain peace of mind about your living decisions.

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