What makes your house “home?” Is it the memories you’ve made in the surrounding neighborhood or city? Are you still enamored by a favorite feature? Do you find yourself daydreaming in a particularly comfortable spot? For many homeowners, the answers to these questions come naturally. And yet, it can be difficult to communicate those answers in a way that will turn a potential housemate’s head.
The description you choose for your Silvernest listing is a chance to sell potential renters on the opportunity to share your home. It’s a crucial first impression we recommend you spend some time on, and we’re here to help. Here are five steps to make your homeshare listing stand out from the crowd.
A housemate can be a great way to get your parent the help they need around the home, as well as provide them companionship. From helping with grocery shopping, remembering to take medications, or doing chores around the house, knowing that someone is in the home with your parent is a great relief to many adult children.
We interviewed Jim Firman, President and CEO of the National Council on Aging (NCOA) about Aging Mastery. Watch a preview of his interview here.
In addition to being a homesharing platform, our goal at Silvernest is to provide resources that change our culture's relationship to aging. With that in mind, we partnered with Age Without Borders to interview industry experts, authors and founders about topics related to financial wellness, social connectedness and housing security for boomers and empty nesters.
The result was our Experts in Aging Conversation Series, a set of videos and blogs with insights from our renowned guests.
While we can plan for many of life's changes, such as children going off to college or a spouse retiring, others are entirely unplanned—and can be very painful as a result. Dr. Dorian Mintzer, expert coach, therapist, author, speaker and founder of www.RevolutionizeRetirement.com, says we can take comfort in knowing that we become more resilient, experienced and capable as we age—contrary to what our cultural myths may tell us.
In the latest installment of our Experts in Aging interview series, we spoke to Dr. Mintzer about living with purpose and making the most of our time on Earth. Watch a preview of her interview below and click the button to access the full version.