by Dr. Nikki Buckelew, PhD
This blog post was inspired by a recent experience in our own real estate practice. As you know, we do our best to help shorten the learning curve for you by sharing the "real life stuff" that happens in the day to day lives of our members -- good, bad, and ugly!
Someone mentioned to me recently that maybe I had
“overstepped my bounds” as a real estate agent when I questioned as to why a client chose a particular senior living community over others. "You are just a real estate agent," the woman says.
As it began, our client tells us that she has been having trouble eating right, getting around, and staying active, and that her daughter was having to take off work regularly to transport her to the doctor. She had chosen, however, to move to an independent living community offering none of these services (meals, transportation, scheduled outings, security, etc.).
Naturally, I wanted to know if she or her daughter were aware of or had considered other options.
Let's be clear about what our team at Buckelew Realty Group at Keller Williams considers as our professional services boundaries as Certified Senior Housing Professionals (and as human beings for that matter). We are NOT typical real estate agents only assessing how we can get a home sold or purchased. We are NOT typical sales people only thinking about how to get the fastest commission check. And we are certainly NOT "just real estate agents."