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Dealing With the Elderly Requires More Than Just Patience
I just completed a transaction that gave me more of an education into dealing with the elderly than I thought was possible. I know I can be patient, but with people that have been in their home for years, and have age, patience is just not all that’s needed.
People do not see the areas of a home that could be issues to a prospective buyer. After living in a home for so many years, they become so accustomed to their surroundings that there is never an issue with being updated.
I cannot count the number of times I heard this client talk about how beautiful she thought her pine paneling was, and yet when a prospective buyer came through the door all they saw was the work needed to clean it up.
Price reductions with the elderly are extremely difficult. They see a price reduction as a loss to their retirement income. They are too old to work and their revenue is fixed so that any reduction to the listing price is a reduction to the amount of money they will have as their funds for life. They know that a new buyer will have a job and a far greater earnings potential that they have and therefore should be able to pay more for the home.
Marketing the Home becomes an issue as well. Print advertising is not as effective as it was at one time, and almost all buyers use the Internet for their home search. There is still a belief with some that their homes should be advertised repeatedly in print, as that was the way they found their home when they bought. When they cannot see their home as a showcase in the Sunday homes section, they do not believe they are being promoted as well as they should be.
Inspection Issues can also present a problem. They believe that if the home is being sold at such a great price, then the buyer should be prepared to fix any items that might come up during the inspection.
Whenever a need to discuss presents itself, it is advisable to request that another family member be present so that there is no misunderstanding of what is being discussed. In addition, everything that is relevant to the transaction should be put down in writing and signed by all present to avoid conflicts after the transaction is completed.
We all work to provide the best service we can t our clients, but there can be a segment of those that we service that need just a bit more time, patience and care to assure the deal runs smoothly.
Dealing With the Elderly Requires More Than Just Patience
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.