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Relocation Services
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Overview
There are a variety of Relocation Services available in most areas that specialize in getting elderly homeowners into a new location. It’s a fast-growing industry, and the services vary widely – from assessment and recommendations to complete turnkey operations that handle every aspect of relocation. The main goal is to get professional help and eliminate some of the stress involved in moving when you’re older. Check your local Senior Services and the yellow pages for Relocation Services that may offer any or all of the following services:
  • Finding the right location based on personal requirements
  • Assessment for appropriate level of care
  • Recommendations of quality facilities
  • Guidance with the search process: what to look for/ questions to ask
  • Assistance with applications/entitlements
  • Managing the sale of a home
  • Helping make the best choices for downsizing
  • Arrangement of estate sales or yard sales
  • Coordination and oversight of the move
  • Packing and unpacking belongings and arranging them in the new location
  • Transferring utilities, mail, phone, etc. for the senior
  • Coordination and transfer of medical and health insurance information
  • Special travel arrangements


Quick Links
For more information, please explore the resources below:

National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM)
NASMM is a non-profit association dedicated to helping older adults and their families with the physical and emotional aspects of moving. They have a national database of members, FAQs about senior move managers and questions to ask before you hire someone.

Find a Home Transition Specialist in Your Area
Whether you are moving or staying in your home, a Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist (CRTS) meets all your home transition needs. Search our national database for experienced specialists ,trained and screened to serve the 55+ population with organizing, downsizing, relocation and “Right-Sized Living”

Seniors Real Estate Specialists® (SRES)
REALTORS® who earn the Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES) designation have demonstrated necessary knowledge and expertise to councel clients age 50-plus through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.

Seniors Get Help Downsizing (San Francisco area)
How specialists in the San Francisco ease the move into retirement communities. Gives an idea of what to look for in your area.

Crisis Planning:
When you need aging services now. Who are senior moving specialists? How can I keep emotional conflicts at bay?

Senior Advantage Real Estate Council (SAREC)
The SAREC is the support organization behind the Senior Real Estate Specialists designation. It is the largest and most comprehensive seniors program in the real estate industry.
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