SPONSORED POST: Mary Beth and Jim Grimm are real estate agents at Pinnacle Residential Properties. Their area of expertise is working as a team to serve clients whose housing needs have changed over the years.
Significant changes such as moving are always tricky, regardless of age. If you are over the age of 50, your needs aren’t the same as a first-time homebuyer or seller. You might be looking to retire, downsize, or join an active adult community. There are a lot of challenges in making such a change.
The sale of a home can be very emotional and there is a lot to consider:
Life stage needs and wants—Factors such as favorite leisure activities, preferences for community, health, mobility, and amenities, are key considerations in what your next housing needs will be.
Housing choices—The 50+ age demographic want to stay close to their current home. Along with retirement, top reasons for selling are downsizing, and to be closer to family and friends. About 20% of this demographic are interested in active adult communities, which offer a range of services, social events, amenities, and life-style activities.
Keep it/toss it—One of the biggest challenges when making such a move is decluttering your home. This can become very emotional, but it can be made easier by creating a plan. Start with the easy stuff; schedule a regular time each day/week to work on the task; spend time to determine what is important to keep; don’t be a storage unit for others; and most importantly do not be afraid to ask for help.
The main focus of Mary Beth and Jim Grimm of Pinnacle Residential Properties is working with sellers and buyers in the 50+ age demographic. Mary Beth and Jim have the experience and expertise to meet the housing needs of their clients, which requires an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs.
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Mary Beth Grimm
A Wellesley resident for 25+ years, Mary Beth Grimm knows first-hand the charm and the benefits of living in this distinctive and beautiful community. Having had three children matriculate through the Wellesley public school system, she has in-depth experience with the local educational system. She has been bringing her insider’s perspective to the real estate profession for over a decade and has built an outstanding reputation as an incredibly knowledgeable resource in the marketing and sale of fine homes in Wellesley and the MetroWest Boston area. She knows the neighborhoods, understands values, has access to local resources and has applied this considerable expertise to help countless families find their dream home and establish roots in their new community. Year in and year out, Mary Beth Grimm has been a highly respected local Realtor for many years.
Mary Beth holds certifications as a Fine Homes Specialist; Accredited Buyers Representative and Sellers Representative Specialist.
Her community involvement includes fundraising for Friends of Wellesley High School Hockey; Creator and Chairperson for Wellesley Youth Hockey Annual “Winter Face Off” Fundraising Gala; and volunteer for Wellesley Friendly Aid. In addition, Mary Beth acts as a Federal, County, and Local Polling Inspector.
Jim has over 30 years professional sales, customer service and customer relations experience. With a solid sales/business background Jim is committed to providing top service to his clients and to helping them realize their real estate goals. Jim builds successful partnerships with his clients based on excellent customer service, knowledgeable advice, creative problem-solving and a high level of integrity. Jim and Mary Beth, his wife and fellow Realtor, have lived in Wellesley for decades and know the neighborhoods and understand their values.
Jim’s main focus is to guide home sellers and buyers over 55 through major real estate decisions.
Jim holds certifications as a Senior Real Estate Specialist.
Jim’s community activities include: Wellesley Youth Hockey as a coach, Director of Coaching and Board of Directors, Friends of Wellesley High School Hockey, Greater Boston Youth Hockey League as a Wellesley Representative and a member of the Board of Directors. Jim is also a volunteer for the Mass Bay CC Pathways To Success Business Mentoring Program, helping first-generation students achieve lasting success in college and beyond.