Senior’s Real Estate Specialist


In Florida, there is a large demographic of senior home owners.  They eventually require a move to a more assisted living arrangement.  Many times their children don’t live near them and need extra help in selling a home “long distance”.  That’s where we come in.  Florida Suncoast Realty specializes in helping families with the additional and unique needs of selling a parent’s home.

We work with a team of elder care professionals that handle every detail of a major transition.  From home organizers to movers to elder law attorneys to home care professionals, we work and communicate with them so the entire process is smooth and stress-free for the family.  We can also make suggestions as to the most “bang for the buck” updates that will net the most amount of money for the property.  We’d love to serve your family with these needs!  Broker, Patti Gabrielse, holds the SRES designation (Senior Real Estate Specialist).

 

A Success Story

Their Father had passed and their mother was moved to an assisted care facility.  The parents had lived in their home for 40 years.  The 3 grown children now lived in  Germany, California, and Arizona, and needed a local realtor to help sell their parent’s home.   An investor had offered them a  price of $180,000.  We took the listing and coordinated everything required to bring the house up to market standards in order to get the highest price possible for the family.  This included removing old, worn carpeting (we left the hardwood floors exposed), complete interior/exterior painting, fresh landscaping, scheduling and paying for services, coordinating an estate sale for the personal belongings to be sold, and professionally staging the home.  We listed the home for $249,900.  It sold quickly in 2 weeks for top dollar (98% of asking price).  The family was thrilled!  They made a $5,000 investment to bring the home up to near market standards and walked away with almost $50,000 more than if they had let it go to the investor.  We can help you!

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