Home Crossroads 8 Things Every Senior Deserves, part 4

8 Things Every Senior Deserves, part 4

Rebecca Bomann, the CEO of SASH Services, joins Suzanne Newman to talk about eight things every senior homeowner deserves during a home sale. This segment focuses on the last two things, which are about the journey to say goodbye to the home, without minimizing emotions:

7: Space to grieve. Give a senior homeowner the space and opportunity to feel sad. When we sell a home in our 20s or 30s, there’s excitement, looking forward to the next journey. But if you’ve lived in your house for 50 years, it feels much different. The home is so familiar, it’s become a major part of your identity and memories. Selling and leaving is like losing a family member. Let a senior loved one grieve – let them be sad, for as long as they need.

8: An opportunity to say goodbye. It’s not the same as grieving; you can grieve anywhere. Let them say farewell to their home. The home sale shouldn’t be so rushed that there isn’t time to say goodbye. Respect the significance of the place.

SASH stands for Sell A Senior’s Home. Learn more at the SASH Services website.