With its moderate climate, affordable cost of living and excellent medical care, our region is a popular place to retire. North Carolina ranks 9th nationally in residents who are 65 and older, and within five years 1 in 5 residents will be at least 65.
At Local Market Realty, we are dedicated to serving the older members of our community, whether they are selling their home or buying something new. Both Michele Burris and Sue Fox are certified as Seniors Real Estate Specialists, and between us we have 35 years of experience.
Each year, we help people from around the country retire to beautiful homes in Chapel Hill, Cary, Durham, Chatham County and the surrounding areas. There are many thriving Active 55+ communities here, featuring both new construction and resales of homes. We know them all, as well as the well-regarded network of independent and assisted-living homes in our area.
Even if you are interested in buying a new home in a development, it pays to use a buyer’s agent. We are strong advocates for our buyers, and we hold the builder accountable to make sure you get the home you want at a fair price. With years of experience in new construction, we can help you secure the precise floor plan, lot, and any changes you need, as well as the best price. Sometimes we can even negotiate extras like appliance packages and other upgrades, depending on how well the community is selling – which we will research for you. As a new buyer, you need someone experienced on your side. Builders are interested in selling their product quickly; we are interested in protecting our buyers!
We also help older residents prepare to sell their homes. Selling a longtime home can be overwhelming. When it’s time to downsize, people are often unsettled by the prospect of organizing, packing up, repairing and selling the house. They may need help finding a new home, or deciding on a 55-plus community or assisted-living home.
Our experienced and caring agents make it easy. We have a long list of trusted de-cluttering and staging experts, estate sale companies, movers, attorneys, tax and estate planners, lenders and anything else you could need. We will sell your home for the maximum price with the minimum stress.
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