If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding way to spend the next part of your life, do what a lot of people your age do – start a new career that is not only fun but also rewarding. Today’s real estate market begs for professionals who know what seniors want and need. Who better than someone their age to help them fulfill their dreams, whether they want to sell a current home, purchase a new house, downsize or all three?
People live longer and lead more active lifestyles now than they did just 30 years ago. The median age of homebuyers in 2018 rose from 37.8 to 44. As the population ages, the percentage of older homebuyers continues to grow. Seniors, in fact, make up a large segment of the home-buying public. Baby boomers aged 52 to 61 made up 16% of buyers in 2018, ages 62 to 70 made up 14%, and seniors aged 71 and older made up 8% of homebuyers.
Clearly, seniors buy houses in large numbers. Catering to the senior home-buying population is a golden opportunity for real estate professionals who are ready to take on the challenge.
As a senior yourself, you know firsthand about the needs and wants of the older homebuyer demographic. Many seniors want to downsize from a family home to something smaller and more manageable. Most seniors want to age in place and look for amenities that make a new home more accessible. Some seniors want to move closer to family members.
A real estate professional who is familiar with the challenges and joys of aging becomes a trusted partner in the buyer’s search for a new place to call home. As a real estate professional, you share the excitement as senior buyers plan for and discover the housing that fits their needs, both now and in the future.
As a senior real estate agent, the services you provide for your clients include:
- Knowledge of senior housing services and options in the local area.
- Assistance with senior home buying financing options.
- Financial strategy assistance for those looking to purchase investment properties.
Of course, you also have the life knowledge to assist younger buyers in finding their dream homes as well. There is simply no substitute for life experience when it comes to helping others find their dream home.
If you are ready to start a new career that is rewarding in so many ways, real estate is the answer. If you are over 60, you get a 10% discount on our already affordable courses. Why wait? Contact us today.