Seniors Real Estate Specialist®


Kristy Mattiazzo has recently received the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® or SRES® Designation. This coveted designation is awarded by the SRES® Council to its members who have successfully completed its education program.

Seniors Real Estate Specialists® or SRES® designees are REALTORS® qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers aged over 50.

By earning the SRES® Designation, Kristy has demonstrated the necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel clients aged over 50 through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.

Kristy has received special training and gets regular updates from the SRES® Council on relevant matters. As a qualified Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Kristy is prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life changing decisions when it comes to your living arrangements.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Services

As a designated Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, Kristy can help you, or a family member, with:

  • Reviewing your current living situation
  • Determining the next step in your living situation
  • Buying a more suitable home
  • Selling the existing home
  • Help with pricing and marketing strategies
  • The moving process
  • Helping the transition to a new city

Reviewing your current living situation: 50+ Housing

Most people wish they could enter their golden years in the home where they raised their families, or lived all their lives. But often, the spacious family home becomes too much of a burden, both physically and financially, to maintain for individuals over 50. It’s time to make some important decisions for yourself and maybe your partner.

As a trained Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, Kristy will sit down with you and your loved ones and take the time to discuss your needs. She will outline all available options and help you decide what is the very best senior citizen residence option for you.

Some of the options available include:

  • Independent Living
  • Active Adult Communities
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Adult Family Homes
  • Continuing Care Retirement Living Communities

Working within the requirements you provide, Kristy can help locate a property that fits the needs of you and your loved ones.

Kristy will use her Seniors Real Estate Specialist® education, experience and contacts network to find suitable properties, determine what offers are appropriate, and negotiate purchases on your behalf.

Taking the next step with housing

When deciding on the next steps to take, important decisions must relating to finances, over 50 housing locations and property types. It is also important to anticipate future needs as you or your loved ones grow older.

Kristy is qualified to consult with you or your loved ones to review the current housing situation and outline the topics to consider when making your next move.

Important information on over 50 housing trends, financing and market conditions will also be provided.

Associated Partner Network

Kristy has the knowledge and industry contacts to develop a team of experts and advisors, if required, to help you with every step of the process while you are exploring all possible options to determine the very best place to call home.

Kristy will introduce you to her network of expert contacts for every step of the way, whatever the decision is. Contacts include home inspectors, lawyers and mortgage brokers to ensure that the purchase of your new home. Kristy has lots of contacts in the moving industry, to ensure the big move proceeds smoothly. Once you are settled in you may be in need of landscapers or maintenance help; Kristy has contacts in this area too.

Buying a more suitable home

Buying a home as a senior citizen can be both exciting and daunting. Making a fresh start in a new environment can be exciting, but it can also be daunting. There can often be mixed emotions as there can be too many options with all the different types of resources and senior residences available.

Choosing the most suitable over 50 housing arrangement can be tough as it sometimes involves making emotional decisions. There are several complex issues to consider, including cost, location, amenities, services, activities, and current and future care needs.

As a SRES® designee, Kristy is best qualified to consult with you and help you make the best over 50 housing choices for you or your loved one. It is also important to consider future care needs as you get older to ensure that today's housing choice will serve you well into the future.

Selling the family home?

Selling your home can be difficult. It is natural that there will be emotional elements associated with selling a long-time home. The SRES® designation complements Kristy’s real estate agent skills. Her specialization in senior needs can ease the transition first by talking about your reasons for selling and then exploring all the options. These options can include either modifying and staying in your current home or finding another suitable property. Kristy will always make sure you find the very best housing solution.

As a trained Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Kristy will use her expertise and industry knowledge to provide an honest assessment of your property and make suggestions for improving it for the best possible sale potential. Kristy is also a certified staging professional, and can offer her services to make modifications that will best showcase your home and make it appeal to the broadest audience possible.

Pricing and marketing strategies

As a trained Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Kristy will provide valuable insight on current market conditions, and determine how your property compares to the competition. She will develop a pricing and marketing strategy to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.

Transition to a new city

As a qualified Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Kristy can also help you transition into your new neighbourhood or refer you to designees elsewhere to find property or services in a new city.