Kathy Kalck who is the executive director of Abingdon at Tradition, a local retirement community in Port St. Lucie, Fla., says the report is consistent with the experiences of many of the older adults who finance a move into her community through the sale of their home.
"We have noticed a significant increase in traffic this spring as compared to last year at this time," Kalck
"Overall, we are finding that when a home is staged and priced appropriately, it is selling in a timeframe that is shorter than the national average."
According to a National Housing report developed by real estate firm Remax® in April of this year, the national average of "days on market" was 101.
Days on market refers to the number of days between a house first being listed in an MLS and when a sales contract is signed on that house.
says many older adults use their primary asset, home equity, to pay for a retirement living option and have been particularly affected by the housing downturn.
says Members have been consistently able to shorten the sales cycle on their homes as a result of using these consultative real estate services.
recommends that homeowners try to view their home from a buyer's perspective when staging their home.
also encourages older homeowners to maintain their properties on a regular basis and to educate themselves about options such as "Why Wait" which allow them to take advantage of the benefits of moving to a retirement community while their home sells.