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Gordon’s Estate Services is a NASMM Diamond Member!

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Why Hire a NASMM Company?

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I’m curious. What exactly is Senior Move Management?

Senior Move Management is the profession that assists older adults and their families with the emotional and physical aspects of relocation and/or “aging in place.” Senior Move Management professionals — Senior Move Managers® — have backgrounds in gerontology, social work, health care, nursing and psychology, others come to this industry from the corporate world of project management, technology, accounting or marketing. Senior Move Managers® require a profound commitment to connecting with older adults and a desire to perform meaningful work.

What are Memories Worth? Probate laws requires you to figure that out!

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It’s so true: Some things in life you just can’t put a price on. Until you have to.

When it’s up to you to liquidate a treasure-filled home, you need to price the priceless.

How much for that baby grand piano that play off key? How much for the sideboard that served up every Thanksgiving dinner? How much for the porch swing that creeks?

Managing an Estate?  Know who to trust!

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As an Estate Executor, you have a big job to do. Someone has entrusted you to complete an important task. How do you find a real estate agent that you can trust?

When it comes to real estate, there is little more important than trust. So, who do you trust in a real estate relationship? This may sound like a silly question but the answer is simple; the agent you hired.

Managing an Estate? Set an offer date!

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When we are selling a property, we ensure everything is ready. All the information a potential buyer could want to know is available online. So at any time an offer can roll in, right? Well, it’s actually better to let potential buyers know that you will only be entertaining offers at a specific date and time.So, let’s say we listed the property at noon on a Friday. We would get you to sign a “direction of offer”, that states you are prepared to deal with offers on the property at 1:00 pm on Wednesday.

Managing an Estate? Here’s what to do before the home gets Listed

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When you’re managing an estate the goal of achieving a firm efficient sale on the home is even more important. You may have been told that during the sale process it’s the home buyer who is responsible for the home inspection. Maybe you paid for a home inspection when you first bought your current property. It is generally accepted that a home inspection is something only the buyer should do. This is simply not true. When selling your home or managing an estate, getting a home inspection done by an impartial and reputable 3rd party before you put the house on the market can be hugely beneficial to both the buyer and the estate.

3 Important Tips on How to Take Charge as an Estate Executor

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173899060-5769e6795f9b58346a7ababa.jpgAn Estate Executor is tasked with the unenviable job of settling the final matters of a family member or trusted friend. Most Estate Executors have never been in the position of settling an estate and are overwhelmed with all of the details, politics and responsibility. Being named an Executor is an honour of the highest degree of personal trust that could be bestowed upon a family member or friend.

How to Talk to your Parents

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How to Talk to your Parents, When Discussing Tough Issues

Wondering how to start the conversation with an aging parent about a sensitive topic? Whether you need to talk about moving, giving up driving, or bringing in help, knowing which words to use and to avoid can improve the odds of moving toward solutions.

Fulfilling your happiness quotient

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Experts tell us that half of our happiness quotient is predetermined by our genetic makeup. That could be good news or it could present a challenge. The greatest part is that the other half is up to us. So, the moral to this story is that we can improve our own happiness by making some great decisions to help us live life to the fullest.

Expert Advice: Step by Step of Moving into a Retirement Community

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“Where do I start?”

Making a move to a Retirement Community can be difficult and time consuming, but very rewarding! Find a retirement community that is committed to helping you through the entire process, from beginning stages to your ideal solution.

What are the Facts?

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Facts and Trends about Retirement Homes

There are roughly six million seniors aged 65 and over living in Canada in 2016, slightly less than half of whom are over 75. Of these individuals, 7.5% live in retirement residences or long-term care homes. Some interesting facts about seniors’ living include: