As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Steve is uniquely
qualified to help you take the next step.
For someone over the age of 50, your needs aren't the same as a first-time home buyer or seller. You might be looking to retire, downsize, Age in Place,
or join an active adult community. Whatever reason you may have for
considering a move, you can depend on Steve as a SRES® to guide you
through every part of the process. As a side note, Steve is also a senior and shares the needs and concerns of the over 50 population.
Steve Francis has been a licensed Realtor® since 2001. He began his career with Long and Foster’ Kentland’s office quickly becoming a residential listing specialist, instructing new agents on proper home presentation for fast, effective sales. Steve brings extremely valuable appraisal knowledge to his clients as well by being USPAP certified, giving him unparalleled knowledge among his peers with residential real estate appraisals. He is also a professional photographer, so you will be guaranteed that your home will always stand out among the competition, and garner attention from prospective buyers.
Steve recently joined Old Line Properties, due to its solid reputation of integrity and success, its excellent platform for top-producing agents to build their businesses, and to stay at the cutting edge of the training and techniques enabling the best service to buyers and sellers in an ever-changing marketplace.
Steve knows how to market your home, continuing to achieve quick results for his clients; at top dollar. He is routinely referred to others by existing clients for his knowledge, expertise, professionalism, and caring attitude. His realistic and practical approach to his clients needs, whether selling an existing home, or buying a new one gets the job done. Trust a skilled professional to ease
the anxiety of selling your home.
A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is a REALTOR® who is uniquely qualified to assist seniors in housing sales and purchases. The SRES® designation is awarded only to REALTORS® who have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to help seniors and their families with later-in-life real estate transactions.
Watch the short video below to learn more why Steve should be your SRES®
Whatever the reason, there may come a time when parents, along with their adult children, consider selling their homes and moving on. The booklet available below is designed to help guide families through the complex issues and unique situations they may encounter during the process. In addition, it encourages the reader to use a SRES® designee.
Steve wants you to be as informed as possible. To do that, please feel free to download a PDF copy of the "Moving On" booklet. A guide to housing related resources for Seniors and their families. As always, contact Steve directly with additional questions or concerns.
By partnering with a SRES® like me during your new home sale or search, you'll gain the help and expertise of a REALTOR® specialized in meeting the needs of home sellers and buyers 50 plus.
I have both the education and real estate experience to serve as your trusted advisor through the unique financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating or selling your family home.
I'm pleased to be your SRES®.
To learn more about your options, what your home is worth, or the local real estate market, simply click on the Find Out More button below.
Does your agent really know how to help you with this very important segment of the real estate transaction? So important in maximizing the money you will take into retirement.
An accurate Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is essential to determine the true value of residential property. However, the only analysis that will ultimately matter is the appraisal that will be completed on your home.
Unfortunately, most Realtors have little to no idea how the appraiser will develop their "Opinion of Value" on your home. The end result is a CMA that may well be less than accurate, potentially creating serious issues for you; the seller.
Steve does know how to help with this as he holds a USPAP Certification; which is extremely rare among his colleagues.
USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) Certification is required for state licensed and certified appraisers involved in federally-related real estate transactions. USPAP is updated every two years so that appraisers have the information they need to deliver unbiased and thoughtful opinions of value.
Understanding how the appraiser develops their opinion of value, allows Steve to create more accurate CMA's typically generating faster, more problem free sales for YOU!
Nervous about your property adventure? Don’t be. Whether you're getting ready to buy or sell, in the middle of it, or just looking for some answers, working with Steve will ensure you get the best experience possible. It’s what he loves to do.
Great first impressions are essential regardless of your budget.
Almost 100% of all home buyers now use the internet in some manner, to start their search for a new home. However one thing has not changed; buyers are attracted to great photos. Steve will provide the photos necessary to highlight your home, in order to attract serious buyers.
An accurate Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is essential to determine the true value of residential property. However, the only analysis that will ultimately matter is the appraisal. Steve holds a USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) Certification, which is required for state licensed and certified appraisers. Understanding how the appraiser develops their opinion of value, allows Steve to create CMA's, typically generating faster, more problem free sales for YOU!
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