"Helping Senior Homeowners Move Forward" Webinar, April 27

Free Info Session for Real Estate Professionals to Offer Tips to Address Seller Hesitancy

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Boston - Hebrew SeniorLife, New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities, will hold a free webinar, “Helping Senior Homeowners Move Forward: Solutions for Seller Hesitancy,” on Wednesday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to noon (ET) to provide information to real estate professionals, including builders, to help them combat seller hesitancy.

Communities around Massachusetts have been reporting significantly low inventory of residential properties, which has led to an increase in prices. It’s a seller’s market but after decades of living in the homes in which they raised their families, many seniors may be eager to cash in on the high prices their homes might fetch – but then turn to be reluctant to move forward. That can be even after families have determined that their aging parents need to downsize into a better, more manageable situation.

Sponsored by Hebrew SeniorLife, which honors diversity and welcomes seniors of any religion, culture, race, sexual orientation, gender expression, and class background, the free webinar will offer insight into how the organization collaborates with realtors to combat seller hesitancy – increasing your inventory while also helping to place seniors in a situation that can enable them to thrive rather than be overwhelmed with home maintenance they can no longer manage as they once did.  

“This webinar is to let real estate professionals know about Orchard Cove as an option especially for sellers who are 65 years+ and may want to either be out of their homes as they’re staged and shown, and/or need a place to go after their homes sell if they do not yet have a plan,” said Lisa Relich, relationship manager at Hebrew SeniorLife. “Housing inventory is limited and homes are being sold before they even officially go on the market and often well over asking price."

“With interest rates on the rise, 2022 may be the last year for senior sellers to get the most for their homes before a potential bubble burst. And we know that realtors and builders in surrounding towns are very eager to find more homes to sell and to show to their buyers,” Relich continued.

The webinar will also provide a brief overview of Orchard Cove, an award-winning community offering senior living options that span the full continuum of care, and include a look at residential and financial options. The webinar also includes a Q&A session.

Registration for the free “Helping Senior Homeowners Move Forward: Solutions for Seller Hesitancy” webinar on April 27 is open now.

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Our locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, which has a portfolio of more than $63 million, making it the largest gerontological research facility in the U.S. in a clinical setting. It also trains more than 1,000 geriatric care providers each year. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit https://www.hebrewseniorlife.org or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.