Are there any people aging in your family? Are you aging? Okay! We are all aging. If we are honest with ourselves. I have seen some pretty good cases of denial in my classes. I get it. Well, whether honest or in denial about ourselves, we all know our parents are aging.
One of my favorite classes I teach is the Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation course for the National Association of Realtors. This class helps agents prepare for the situations that come up uniquely with our elder clients. Surprisingly there are many – situations with stuff management, legal concerns, health issues that affect housing, and financial needs. Many of these require other professionals to help them, but Realtors are often the first point of contact for the client and it is hugely helpful when the Realtors have contacts to help their client.
The Boomers are changing the face of retirement and aging – not a surprise. There are new options, challenges, and opportunities for agents working with Boomers and their Elders. I am attaching a link to a webinar interview I did with Barbara Drum, a resident and Marketing Manager for The Village of Wildflowers near Asheville, NC.
Barbara lived out many of the things we discuss in our SRES classes. We had a great interview about her life, which includes working in a Memory Care facility for patients with Dementia and Alzheimers, caring for parents with Dementia, and moving to a Tiny House community as an effective financial decision for a place to live in semi-retirement.
Enjoy this hour-long interview from a woman who has been on these journeys and shares them with great perspective, interest and laughter.
You can see the Tiny House Community she lives in at http://thevillageofwildflowers.com.
Here is the link for the webinar if you are interested. I hope you enjoy it and learn some great things.