Seniors Real Estate Specialist Mississauga (SRES®)

What is Seniors Real Estate Specialist Mississauga SRES®?

In response to the increasing number of baby boomers in the North American population, the National Association of Realtors has formulated a new designation: Seniors Real Estate Specialist SRES®, which is designed to cater to the real estate needs of this segment in America and Canada respectively. 

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® who is qualified to assist seniors in the sale & purchase of their home. This designation is awarded upon completion of a series of educational courses on helping seniors & their families with real estate transactions & the financial, legal & emotional issues that may accompany the sale of the home.

What makes a Seniors Real Estate Specialist Mississauga different?

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist Mississauga SRES® brings the following to you or your aging parents:

  • Knowledge, experience, patience & compassion to help you through your downsizing process.
  • A customized marketing plan to sell the current property.
  • Suggestions on new home or condo type to suit your or your aging parents’ needs.
  • Ability & comfort in interacting with seniors, adult children & caretakers.
  • Knowledge about local senior housing options and elder support services.
  • A network of professionals who can assist with tax advice, financial & estate planning, and other aspects of real estate transactions.
Amit Kalia
Amit KaliaBroker, SRES®
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage
Office is conveniently located at the Square One Mall, Mississauga

Why use Amit Kalia, Seniors Real Estate Specialist Mississauga (SRES® )

Amit Kalia has been serving residential real estate in Mississauga & surrounding areas since 2003. We have helped many baby boomers sell their current home and downsize to a smaller home or a condo in the GTA. This experience has been further cemented with his SRES® designation, when it comes to buying or selling real estate for our 50+ age group clients. 

Why is Buying or Selling for Seniors Different?

Marketing or selling a property for a senior often comes with financial & emotional challenges associated with selling a long-held family home. Taxes, financial planning, estate planning, minimizing household items, packing and moving all become daunting tasks, especially if the sale of home follows the passing away of a partner, or living with a partner on assisted care.

Senior Housing Options

Seniors real estate specialist MississaugaThere are various housing options available based on your age, needs, health condition, lifestyle and budget.

You might be an active healthy couple simply looking to downsize from a larger to a smaller home to free up your equity, travel or live a maintenance free (or light) life. Condos, townhouses and smaller single family homes may be your first choice.

Team Amit Kalia directly works with you to sell your home and buy you a suitable home, semi, townhome or a condo in Mississauga and area. If you have specific requirements based on age or health, we will make referrals to help you find the right resources from a spectrum of available options.

Respect, patience and experience are the most sought-after values in a Realtor for seniors. He or she must also simplify the entire real estate transaction & process & help eliminate the anxiety of selling your home.

Housing Options for Seniors

Given below are some options available to seniors as part of community or independent living based on your specific needs. Team Amit Kalia will work directly with you to downsize you from a home to a smaller or a condo in Mississauga & area. If you need to sell your home and move into a specialized assisted or independent community environment, we will make expert referrals and connect you with the right professionals, to help this transition go smoothly for you or your loved ones. 

Which Housing Option is Right For You

This is often an emotionally & financially challenging question as you need to consider cost, location, care services, amenities required for current & future needs. We will connect you with a SRES® designee who can consult with you & your family members to help you make an informed & best senior housing choice.

Many active seniors choose to downsize from a larger home to a condo apartment, a townhouse or a smaller home. This allows them to minimize their possessions & become fairly free from maintenance responsibilities. Depending on when you are thinking of moving, you can choose from resale or builder new condo options with a 2-3 year delivery timeline.

Independent Living Options:

  • Aging in place
  • Garden suites
  • Active-Adult communities
  • Shared housing
  • Seniors-only apartments
  • Independent supportive living

Seniors live in their own apartments, but have access to an on-site staff member, meal service and planned activities. Some assisted living communities also have nurses or even extensive medical services.

The Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) living option offers progressive levels of assistance including independent, assisted living & nursing care.

CCRC Options:

  • Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)
  • Life care

Care facilities specialize in providing a safe environment & care for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Services usually include personal care, administering medicine, dining facilities & housekeeping.

Care Facilities Options:

  • Board and care
  • Short term, respite
  • Nursing home
  • Hospice

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