Recent Articles by Sam Benson

A senior couple enjoying the sunset 5 ways to talk to senior clients about downsizing

5 ways to talk to senior clients about downsizing

There is a bluntness to life that many of my peers are afraid of using when discussing downsizing with their clients and their adult children. We, as people, tend to sugarcoat things. We want people to like us. We don’t want to offend or accidental...
By Sam Benson | Thursday, September 29, 2016
Why downsizing helps the rental market

Why downsizing helps the rental market

Here in Contra Costa, our real estate market is currently fueled by two things: technology and seniors. In many parts of the country, technology and senior-centric real estate is becoming more than a trend ......
By Sam Benson | Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Is the San Francisco tech boom harming business?

Is the San Francisco tech boom harming business?

A few months ago, I penned a piece on my personal blog discussing what is now trending in the media: San Francisco's tech boom and its impact on local rent and real estate prices ......
By Sam Benson | Friday, April 15, 2016
How to help adult children sell the family home

How to help adult children sell the family home

There are always family dynamic issues that come into play when selling the family home, especially if one adult child is the primary decision maker. So, as a real estate professional, how do you help families sell this type of property without ignit...
By Sam Benson | Tuesday, March 8, 2016
San Francisco jobs fueling nearby real estate market

San Francisco jobs fueling nearby real estate market

When a senior or senior couple starts to consider right sizing their lifestyle by downsizing the family home, their main concern are buyers. In the past few years, the job market hasn’t been stable enough or accessible enough in the San Francisco a...
By Sam Benson | Thursday, December 3, 2015
How to help seniors downsize

How to help seniors downsize

Working within a senior-focused real estate landscape can be both rewarding and profitable. It can also be stressful for seniors and their families. Clients can become emotional as they transition into the next stage of their life, even when the chan...
By Sam Benson | Wednesday, October 21, 2015