There are many times in this business I am the fortunate one.
One can learn a lot more from a client than any formative real estate class. Want to learn more about Alzheimer’s? Work with clients who must cope with their parents who live with 24/7 at home care, while dealing with an aging mom who is losing her ability to recognize her children. Wonder what it’s like to care for aging parents when living thousands of miles away? Or, how does one pay for the extraordinary cost of home health care? These questions are becoming too common in the realm of advocacy in selling real estate for seniors and their families.
First thing, first: selling doesn’t always need be an only option. Consider leasing your loved one’s home.
Second: resources exist. Whatever county you live in, google senior home health care, senior resources or senior services. Some counties offer more resources than others. If you’re not able to find help in the county you live in, look at nearby counties.
Here, I share a recent example of what it’s like to be in a seller’s shoes.
Not all sellers are alike. Not all real estate agents are alike. Sometimes they connect, sometimes not. With Doug and Ellen and sister, Nancie, our professional bond focuses on one thing: their parents. Living with 24 hour care in their home, mom has Alzheimer’s. Dad’s around too. The adult kids needed to sell mom and dad’s rental homes in Orange to help offset the cost of 24 hour home health care. Three years ago, we sold one home. Just last month, the other. A privilege to be a part of their story.
The stories continue. I am the fortunate one.
Still have that pocket watch Uncle John gave you on your seventh birthday? Convinced that circus painting you bought at the flea market must be worth same as your Prius?
On Saturday April 12th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Kirkwood in Orange will host “Cherish an Antique Day”!
Come and share your family antiques and discover the stories behind them. Bring up to two items and have a free appraisal from Mr. K’s Estate Sales. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and musical entertainment too!
Where: Kirkwood Assisted Living 1525 E. Taft Avenue Orange CA 92865
When: Saturday April 12th, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
To RSVP or more info: 714.262.4737
Hey all! Time again for Orange Senior Center’s annual fall rummage sale! Twice a year, Rita and Company host a array of goodness, including, clothing, handbags, kitchen items, small furniture, jewelry, holiday things and many fun tchotchkes! As always, every single dollar goes right back into the Orange Senior Center, where seniors love to dance, gather with friends, play bingo with aplomb and partake in our local community events. Hope you can join us either Friday, Saturday or both days!
Orange Senior Center is at
170 S. Olive
Orange CA 92866
Friday Oct. 18th – 8:00am to 1:00pm
Saturday Oct. 19th – 8:00am to 1:00pm
Rummage Sale at Rita’s Treasure Chest!
Please join Rita and Friends from Orange Senior Center for their Spring Rummage Sale!
Held 2 days, Friday May 17th & Saturday May 18th – 8:00am – 1:30pm
Orange Senior Center
170 S. Olive Orange 92866
Remember all proceeds got right back into the Orange Senior Center. I’ll be there both days so come on by, say hello and thanks for supporting our Orange seniors!
The first annual OC Home Fair at Chapman University.
Saturday March 23rd 9:00am to 4:00pm
During this wacky time in a real estate market riddled with myths, assumptions and a great deal of media hype, please come join our brokerage, TopBroker Network Real Estate this Saturday and get educated. They’ll be other vendors to answer questions pertaining to all things real estate as well as seminars and speakers. It’s all free and open to the public!
For more information, here’s the official link from Chapman University’s website with schedule of events, seminars, details for parking, etc.
OC Home Fair
Yeah, I know, I know, a Starbucks is a Starbucks is a Starbucks. I get it. Same perky baristas, those regulars sipping their soy-latte-whatever… Not so quickly. Consider Old Towne Orange.
In the quaint section of the Orange Plaza in Old Towne Orange, sit two Starbucks, nary a stone’s throw from each other. Both have their own feel; one, the smaller of the two, college students tucked in a corner, a regular haunt for late night studies. The other, in a historical building, a bank, no less, sits its own Starbucks, much more brisk business, from locals on the run to mom’s treating the kids after school to the meeting-for-business-destination.
On this afternoon, Wells Fargo is a busy place – for coffee, that is, hold the deposits. Once a haven, a lovely discovery for me during some rough times not too long ago, a make shift office many mornings, there’s just something special about this specific Starbucks. It’s all about the PLACE, how it FEELS when I’m here. iPad in hand, I look up a moment; the old detailed etchings upon its walls, the subdued echoes of conversations reverberating from the heightened ceilings, the friendly local smiles….I feel right at home. Like always.
You have a local dig you’d like to share? What makes your place special?