Seniors - I've got your back!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

I recently earned an SRES® designation. SRES is a program designed to enable REALTORS® to assist seniors through major financial and lifestyle transitions. Please note that the "seniors" in this situation refers to anyone 50 years old and above. For all my peers who fit into that 50+ category, being included as a "senior" doesn't mean we're old!

 

SRES® stands for Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation. An SRES® REALTOR® has obtained special training, gets regular updates, and is prepared to provide options and information that might be needed in making life changing decisions.

 

So why do I want to assist "seniors?" Because when I went through the following personal experiences, I would have liked to have had a guide to help me along the way. And I'd like to be that guide for others. Some of the things I've personally handled in the last few years included: 

 

  • being the executor of my parents estate with all the grief and difficulty that process entailed
  • selling my parents home, including handling the estate sale process
  • dealing with the challenges of alzheimer's in one family member, and parkinson's in another
  • being there for in-laws who were selling their home because they had to, not because they wanted to
  • participating in the difficult decision to move a family member to assisted living
  • learning about medicare, medicaid, living wills and more.

 

SRES® REALTORS® work with each buyer or seller to customize solutions, provide expertise and patience, point out options they may not have known about, provide useful references and more. More information is available at this seniors resource website.

 

So Seniors, if you are in the Kalispell and Flathead Valley area, and you need assistance or would like to receive monthly newsletters about issues important to seniors, call me at 406-270-3667!

 

I've got your back!

 

Originally posted at thehousekat.com.

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Broker, CBR®

 

Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904

 

email: kat@thehousekat.com

www.thehousekat.com

 

406-270-3667 (MT)

 

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kat Palmiotti you did a great job with your video....and I wish I were 50's again!!! I, too, had my SRES prior to listing active adult communities... it's a good designation to earn...congratulations.

Mar 21, 2020 05:16 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - my foray into video has been very slow. I don't like me on video. :-)

Have a great day!

Thank you Steve Higgins - and have a great day also!

Mar 21, 2020 05:41 AM #7
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Kat Palmiotti - congratulations and very good video too.  That is a growing need area which we Baby Boomers understand.

Mar 21, 2020 05:42 AM #8
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Michael Jacobs - I've been told (by Montanans) that I have a definite NY accent. I don't hear it.

Endre Barath, Jr. - Thank you - Funny how time changes our perspective. When I was a teenager 30 was old. Now 90 is old. Haha.

 

Mar 21, 2020 05:43 AM #9
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Good morning Wayne Martin - The first time we check a new box when answering surveys, etc, is a moment of awakening!

Thank you Barbara Todaro - I'm on the edge of being in the next decade... a few more months in the 50s.

Good morning Grant Schneider - Thank you for your comment, and have a great weekend!

 

Mar 21, 2020 05:45 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Kat. You have experienced a lot and that has helped you know not just feelthe process.

Mar 21, 2020 05:49 AM #11
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Sheila Anderson - Exactly, when taking the training, I kept saying "I did that!"

Mar 21, 2020 06:09 AM #12
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a great designation and being that I work with a lot of seniors I should probably look into getting it myself.  I don't want alphabet soup on my business card with designations, but I do want to be able to be in the best position to help my clients.

Mar 21, 2020 06:55 AM #13
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Kat... I earned this designation about 20 years ago when it was first offered and learned a lot. I do have to smile when they refer to 50 year olds as seniors. In my 70's I consider myself middle aged! :)

Mar 21, 2020 06:58 AM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Kat Palmiotti - I like being able to put a voice to your face. Nice job!  I understand fully the experiences you have gone through and those experiences help make you the perfect person to help others when they are feeling lost and need direction.  Good for you. 

Mar 21, 2020 07:19 AM #15
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Brian England - I'm not big on alphabet soup either but thought this one would be useful!

Nina Hollander - 70s are young!

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I appreciate your comment!!

Mar 21, 2020 07:52 AM #16
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kat,

We both took that course, when we were working with a client who wanted to specialize in this arena.  She is doing very well.  Congratulations to you!  A

Mar 21, 2020 12:00 PM #17
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - I like that you took it also, in an effort to assist your client. How wonderful!

Mar 21, 2020 12:28 PM #18
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is such a growing market, I think the SRES designation is a really wise one. Here in Florida it is huge.

Mar 22, 2020 08:09 AM #19
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Congratultions to you Kat. We have that designation too as we do work with a lot of boomers and have a lot of experience with the topics you highlighted.  

Mar 22, 2020 08:43 AM #20
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kat,  I would be proud to have you work for seniors like me for sure.  You are good at what you do.

 

Mar 22, 2020 09:41 AM #21
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

As hard as all those experiences in helping family matters cope with health and living challenges were, Kat Palmiotti ... they certainly make you the perfect person to assist others that now find themselves in similar situations.  Who better than someone that has gone through it themselves?  Congratulations ... and Best of Luck in this new endeavor ...

Gene

Mar 22, 2020 10:31 AM #22
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Kat Palmiotti - Congratulations on achieving your designation. I got mine last year and I know who much work went into it to achieve that specialization.  Some agents get this designation and don't have the experience you have had with your own parents and in-laws. I have done estate selling in the past and was successful; however, I think having the SRES designation would have prepared me more. 

Something I can attest to is that you are truly a caring person and very smart too. You are a great asset to the people in Montana with all their different needs. And I would add, you still make a great referral to the people who you knew best from NY too.  

Mar 23, 2020 03:34 PM #23
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I can imagine Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty !

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - It is a good choice for those familiar with these issues!

Thank you Will Hamm for your wonderful comment!

Mar 23, 2020 03:39 PM #24
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - I appreciate your encouragement!

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - You are too sweet! Congraulations on YOUR SRES as well. You're a perfect person for this because you are so warm and patient!

Mar 23, 2020 03:42 PM #25
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