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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Offer to list their homes and refer them out to agents in their destination city!

Jan 10, 2017 10:32 PM
Giuliana Alfinito
Lifestyle Listings - Santa Cruz, CA
PR manager for

Hi there! I work for a company that specifically rectifies this problem: We are a lifestyle-oriented real estate search that sends users through a Lifestyle Assessment - a quick questionnaire that gets the heart of what they really want in a home, based on their home and lifestyle preferences. Our results then pull up cities nationwide that are highly rated for the kind of lifestyles they like! You can then either help them sell their home in your market area (since they will be moving away) and/or you can use our expansive network of agents and refer them to someone who specializes in the lifestyle they want, be it surfing, golf, hunting, etc.

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Jan 10, 2017 02:55 PM
Gloria Valvasori, ASA
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Signature Service - Streetsville, ON
Quality Service, Exceptional Results, Since 1987

Find out where all these retiress are migrating to.... strike up relationships with a couple of good agents in that area, and when your clients are ready, you can refer them to an agent... and still get paid.

Jan 10, 2017 01:52 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Ask them to describe the type of place they want to retire to, and then research to find these places - and a great agent in each place to refer them to.

Jan 10, 2017 01:45 PM
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Not sure why this is a question that needs to be asked anonymously but I believe the advice provided by Debe Maxwell matches my  first response.    

Jan 10, 2017 10:39 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker


Jan 10, 2017 04:07 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Find out where they want to live and then find agents in those areas that you can refer them to.

Jan 10, 2017 01:42 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Debe Maxwell has my answer.

Jan 11, 2017 03:47 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

refer them

Jan 11, 2017 04:17 AM
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Once they've decided where to move to, I'd refer them to an agent in their destination location and ask for a referral fee.

And I'd sell their house here!

Jan 11, 2017 03:15 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Network with agents in the areas your clients are looking at. Refer them and earn a referral fee.

Jan 10, 2017 09:17 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 MONTH REALTY - Kenosha, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I would find out where and when and then connect with an ActiveRain agent to refer them to!

Jan 10, 2017 07:23 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Do some checking on good areas to retire and put together some good information to share. Also network with agetns in these areas so you have someone to refer the business to. Then market yourself as an agent that can totally help with relocating.

Jan 10, 2017 05:59 PM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

I do not feel it is my job to help a client determine where to retire to. Once they know I am happy to refer them to an agent in that area. 

Jan 10, 2017 05:42 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Make some good Realtor contacts where they are retiring and collect on the referral fees.

Jan 10, 2017 05:23 PM
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

It sounds like your clients have a high regard for your opinion and perspective... they are leaning on you to help guide them... 
I would take that as a huge compliment knowing that they are entrusting you with helping them figure out the path that's best for them.  
Once you've helped define the path, then be sure to refer them to an equally trustworthy agent.

Jan 10, 2017 05:21 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

There are all kinds of reasons that people retire to different areas and they don't have to necessarily be "retirement areas". So you have to ask a lot of questions. Are they moving to get nearer to family or away from family, for instance? LOL
Is there a need for them to be close to top notch medical facilities?
What kind of hobbies or interests do they have?
State taxes?
Lifestyle choices?
This is where your psychographics and Tapestry segmentation are so valuable.
Or see what else is out there that can give you demographic information for possible areas of interest that include lifestyle segmentation.

Jan 10, 2017 05:17 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It may depend on what they can afford.

Jan 10, 2017 04:58 PM
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Just let them do their own research based on their wants and desires and let them know you can find them a good agent in the area they choose.

Jan 10, 2017 04:45 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Refer them to agents in the area where they want to live.

Jan 10, 2017 04:35 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

We have many people who sell the family home, buy an over 55 home or condo and also are buying in Florida. 

Jan 10, 2017 04:31 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

This often happens in colder environments.  I would start finding out where most are moving to and then team up w/ agents there (and this may be  a place to do it).

Here in NY, most go to Florida, followed by NC and some to AZ.  And, of course some other places.  Many stay here on East Coast both for lifestyle/type of people/where their friends go and to make it easier to fly back and forth for grandkids (and be on same time zone).

Jan 10, 2017 04:22 PM
Diana White-Pettis
Exit Bennett Realty - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Refer them to other agents in the areas they are relocating to and get a referral fee!

Jan 10, 2017 04:18 PM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

You definately want to be helpful and work on the referrals, since they will be buying somewhere.

We will be gald to send listings from AZ  

good luck

Jan 10, 2017 03:52 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Research the most compatible agents in their destination cities. Refer to them but make sure to monitor the receiving agent's performance.

Sep 17, 2017 10:21 AM
Chasity Lousteau
Lionsgate Real Estate Group & ACC Direct - West Hills, CA
Realtor(R) & Mortgage Loan Originator

Check out Roadrunner Solutions at They can help connect you with a trusted agent in the area to which your clients are moving.

Jan 17, 2017 02:07 PM
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Some of my database are moving out of Denver too, to be closer to their grandkids.    I can sell their home....

Jan 12, 2017 02:19 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Connect with AR members and give these clients out as referrals.

Jan 12, 2017 06:48 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Find out their needs and why. Then network with top realtors in those states and refer them out. I am a "top" producer in Inland Empire...feel free to ingrain my name on your brain...Sarah Oswald.

Jan 11, 2017 06:54 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

My advice would be to have them contact the Chamber of Commerce in areas where they may be interested in moving. Once they make a decision, it's time to refer them to an agent in their area of choice.

Jan 11, 2017 06:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Debe Maxwell nailed it!

Jan 11, 2017 05:56 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I believe we call that a referral - try it, it works

Jan 11, 2017 05:53 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I have soures on my website where they can actually comparison shop different areas to see which would be better for them. Includes, taxes, cost of food etc.

Forbes always does this

Jan 11, 2017 05:18 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debe Maxwell nailed this one!

Jan 11, 2017 04:35 AM
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

It's pretty easy to determine where retirees like to move: North and South Carolina, Nevada, Florida, Arizona. Do some research on these places and then refer your clients to good agents in those areas.

Jan 11, 2017 04:19 AM
Paul S. Henderson, CRS, REALTOR®,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Refer them out to other AR members...

Jan 10, 2017 11:30 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need to get all the information on your clients

Jan 10, 2017 08:08 PM
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

create an international referral network

Jan 10, 2017 07:56 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

learn their interests and then refer them to agents in those areas.


Jan 10, 2017 04:47 PM
Toronto, ON

The advice would differ based on where they want to retire and their particular circumstances, goals and desires.

Jan 10, 2017 04:14 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Most searh on line heading cheaper place.  When they found it they take off using another agent to sell that is cheper than you.

Jan 10, 2017 03:00 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Refer them to me. 

Unless you have subtropical weather and white sand beaches in your area you should encourage them and introduce them to your Florida 'go to' agent.

Jan 10, 2017 01:53 PM