Kelly Pinzak Chong
Coldwell Banker Realty 808.349.3644

 The things you need from your home will change over time. Young families may need room for growth and access to good school districts. But seniors tend to appreciate less upkeep and easier home accessibility. If you’re heading into this phase of life, a senior real estate specialist can help you find the perfect home.

I love helping seniors here in Hawaii find the perfect spot to call home. Everyone deserves the opportunity to age with safety and grace. As a designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist ®(SRES®), I am able to help aging adults reach that goal.


What Kind of Home Works Best for Older Adults?

Every homebuyer has unique wants and needs for their home, so there certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all option as you age. However, some features can make it easier to stay in your home as long as possible and age in place:

  • Universal Design - Accessibility is at the core of houses built with universal design. Considerations such as wider doorways and barrier-free showers can be crucial for seniors.


  • A Senior-Focused Community - A planned community can provide many desirable features for older adults. Amenities such as exterior maintenance and accessible outdoor spaces make it easier to age in place. Some communities include plans to give you access to additional future care, should you ever need it.


  • Minimal Upkeep - Many adults heading into their senior years prefer to have smaller homes with little to no lawn, minimizing the need for cleaning and maintenance. Right-sizing your home can give you more time, energy, and money.

What Does a Senior Real Estate Specialist Do?

As you age, you may find that your house is no longer ideal. It could be too big or have too many stairs. It might have barriers that limit your mobility or simply require too much time to keep up.

A realtor specializing in senior living has taken additional training to better understand the wants and needs of older homebuyers. 

When you choose a senior real estate specialist, you can expect:

  • In-depth information about the pros and cons of senior communities in your area
  • A greater understanding of the tools and plans for aging in place
  • Options that will help reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and manage real estate outlay and income
  • A guide who will take you through your living options without pressuring you to make a purchase
  • Connections to lending experts who understand choices such as reverse mortgages or using IRAs and 401(k) accounts to purchase real estate

Are You Ready To Find Your Next Home?

I am a designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and embrace the Aloha lifestyle in all I do for my clients. My team has helped many seniors find homes that maximize their independence so that they can enjoy life on their terms as they age.


Reach out today to learn more about how I can serve you.



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