Marin’s population is growing older, and as Marin realtors we are assisting more clients 65 year and older to find the best living situation. Here are some interesting census numbers for Marin, from the Association of Bay Area Governments.
Median Age of Marin Residents
In 2013 Marin County residents had the highest Median age in the Bay Area, 45.5 years, compared to 35.7 years for California and 37.5 years for the US.
The Good News
All of us at Madeline Schaider Real Estate—Madeline, Beat, and Alan—have had consistently successful and gratifying experiences helping clients move out of houses that no longer fit their life styles and into appropriate Marin homes or better living situations. In some cases, we help them stay comfortably and safely in their own homes. We have the experience and the patience.
We get to be part of their lives and appreciate their rich experience and knowledge. The beauty of Marin has attracted many interesting people over the years, and they remain interesting. Our clients benefit by living better lives.
Success Stories with Seniors
One day in the Corte Madera Post Office, Madeline met Don, a retired and disabled Novato resident. He said, “Would you sell my house? I have been trying to get out of there for 11 years!” Madeline and Beat helped make the house presentable in a few weeks, and quickly received several offers from buyers. Don was finally free, with about 20% more than he expected to get for his house.
Blanche came into our office one day asking for help with a repair to her house. Madeline and Alan looked out for Blanche till her 95th year, helping her stay comfortable in her home. She had been a child genius, traveled the world, acquired two PhD degrees, became the family genealogist, and was a great storyteller. We did not sell her house, but what we received in her friendship was worth more than a commission.
Great Resources for Seniors
A friend and real estate agent in Marin for more than 50 years, Bruce Wrisley, has written the most useful book on housing for seniors. He discusses all of the factors facing seniors and their options, including staying in their home. This is the best book to read if you or anyone you know is facing these challenging decisions concerning where and how to live.
Please send you questions to this blog or contact us at Madeline Schaider Real Estate.