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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not specifically but modifications to homes and lifestyles seem to evolve as we evolve.   Over the years, I have had clients who had certain personal requirements.  These are the things that make life in real estate interesting and a bit like a detective looking for clues to find the "workable" solution.  

Jul 12, 2019 05:38 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Not so much. I see that most of my elderly clients want to purchase a single story home or condo and that's it.  Or they are selling their home to move to an assisted living facility. 

Jul 12, 2019 08:47 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I have not been asked that question, although Pam & I are adult proofing our home now that we are both over 70

Jul 12, 2019 07:25 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not so much, but we do point out features that may be beneficial to them in the future. Example, single story home, wide doorways, easy pass kitchen, etc.

Jul 12, 2019 07:15 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No, I don't remember anyone asking about these kinds of modifications but I think they're a great idea.

Jul 12, 2019 06:33 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

That topic has never been mentioned by any clients, friends, or relatives.

Jul 12, 2019 05:33 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have never been asked this or a similar question Richard Acree, ADAC, CAPS, CMA .

Jul 12, 2019 06:56 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Most of my friends and relatives live in a one-level home, though I have potential clients who will be needing AIP accommodations. Also, there is a 55+ community that offers AIP units for people who want to remain in the same area rather than being shuttled across the country to their kid's homes or into a care facility.

Jul 12, 2019 06:30 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

SOme times, I have worked with over 65 housing since 2002 when it realy started to flourish here in NH. Many homes are 2 stories or 2 big an dthey really need a new 1 story home. Some dont want to move and can adapt. 

Jul 12, 2019 06:08 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

This is practical for todays retirees as well as for kids too

Jul 12, 2019 05:52 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have never been asked.

However, I have always taken the opportunity to suggest Universal Design when updates are made.

In FLORIDA, suggesting to an elderly to spend money is fraught with peril. That means referring to 3rd parties like AARP is essential.

I was 45 when I received my notification from AARP that I was a member.

Jul 12, 2019 05:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have never once been asked by anyone about aging-in-place home modifications and as someone who is a septuagenarian herself with an octogenarian husband, most of our social contacts are "older" people.

Jul 12, 2019 05:45 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

No. However I have advised people in the 50's the stairs may become problematic as they get older. Has that ever influenced their buying decision? No. 

Jul 12, 2019 09:01 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that's a viable option for many today.... especially retrofitting the bathrooms to be handicapped accessible.... 


Jul 12, 2019 08:09 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I have had guest posts on this subject. I think it is future marketing. 

Also have a board on Pinterest for this.

Jul 12, 2019 10:17 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've only vaguely heard people mention this term years ago.  It's not an issue out here.  Most remodel their homes to keep up with the "Property Brothers", "Flip or Flop" or "Desert Flippers".

Jul 12, 2019 09:43 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Actually just the opposite. I find that most people resist the idea that they cannot do what they used to do. I have had many clients in their 50s & 60s that are buying bigger homes that require more maintenance. Homes with steps, homes out in the country with poor access to services.

I am fighting this battle right now with family members. They refuse accommodations because they are ugly.

Jul 12, 2019 09:00 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not yet.

Jul 12, 2019 06:24 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not at all.

Jul 12, 2019 07:43 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Want some answers about aging in place, contact Steve Hoffacker.

Jul 12, 2019 02:38 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, it is getting to be a greater concern for all of us.

Jul 12, 2019 02:15 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We did the marketing for a large condo project that took all that into account.  We loved the design because it worked regardless of age, and no doubt will be incorporated in the new builds sooner or later. A

Jul 12, 2019 07:51 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

We do have services like that here as well and am very knowledgable on the subject!

Jul 13, 2019 04:44 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Richard Acree, ADAC, CAPS, CMA it will help many disabled individuals stay at their home.

Jul 12, 2019 03:09 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I have not run into this, but think it's a good idea for some.

Jul 12, 2019 01:09 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Those are not typical questions that I am asked.

Jul 12, 2019 11:42 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

no, but it is something we include in our marketing ... we get a lot of retirees

Jul 12, 2019 10:36 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not had these questions.

Jul 30, 2019 09:40 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

No.  I've never been asked but i recently took a class on this topic so it's now on my radar. 

Jul 15, 2019 04:14 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

 As we get older, and many baby boomers can relate, our needs change. The market needs to adapt. Innovators designed to provide for a changing demographic can be expected.

Jul 13, 2019 06:42 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It hasn't happened specifically but I have pointed out issues in the homes we have seen where it could work for them - no steps, wide halls, etc.

Jul 12, 2019 08:49 PM