Mary Piekarz
Realty Executives Boston West 508-272-9378

I am a certified SRESĀ® Realtor!

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) is uniquely qualified to help you take the next step.

As someone over the age of 50, your needs aren't the same as a first-time homebuyer or seller. You might be looking to retire, downsize, or join an active adult community. Whatever reason you may have for considering a move, you can depend on an SRES® to guide you through every part of the process.

SRES® designees have unparalleled training and experience in seniors real estate, including:

  • Helping you manage the financial and emotional challenges of selling a long-held family home
  • Creating a customized plan to market and sell your property
  • Understanding your unique needs and creating a customized plan to ensure your home meets those needs now and in the future
  • Utilizing specialized knowledge in reverse mortgages, 401(k) accounts, and IRAs for your real estate transaction
  • Connecting you with their vast network of movers, attorneys, home inspectors, and other experts to help you through the process


49% of ALL Homebuyers in 2022 were over the age of 55! 

*NAR 2022 profile of homebuyers and sellers

Local 55+ Communities


The Villages at Crane Meadows

Regency at Assabett Ridge

Villages at Marlborough East


Deerfield Estates

Sanctuary Estates

The Preserves

The Trails


Southborough Meadows


Vickery Hills

Cains Crossing

Stonebrook Village

Carriage Hill


Pheasant Hill


Bigelow Farm


Pheasant Hill

Del Webb Chauncy

Villages at Walker Meadow


Brierly Pond Village


Highland Ridge







The Esplanade

Sconset Village at Sauta Farm

Villages at Quail Run




Villages at Orchard Meadow

Adams Farm

Wyman Farms


Cookingham Greene

The Lanterns at Warren Woods


Rockwood Meadows

Cobblers Creek

Upton Ridge


Holliston Woods

Balancing Rock


Northside Meadows

Millwood Preserve


Forest Glen


Poets Corner at Westminster Place

Seasons at Salisbury


Cape Cod






Buying a Home

Making an Emotional Purchase
Buying a new home when you’re 50+ can leave you with mixed emotions. On the one hand, a new beginning presents a lot of exciting opportunities. On the other, such a big change may overwhelm you with anxiety. An SRES® designee can help outweigh the negative emotions with the positive.

Buying with Confidence
Whether you know exactly what you want or are still sorting through the array of residential options for adults ages 50+, your SRES® helps you understand the best choices available to you. They sit down with you and your loved ones to discuss your needs, wants, and resources then outline a specific plan for you. The unique experience and training of an SRES® allows them to find properties, determine appropriate offers, and negotiate purchases on your behalf.

Tapping Into 50+ Expertise
SRES® designees have a deep well of resources that benefit you as an older buyer. A network of home inspectors, movers, attorneys, and CPAs experienced with adult buyers ages 50+ ensures the entire buying process, from purchasing to moving in, goes as smoothly as possible.

Selling a Home

Simplifying the Selling Process

There are a lot of moving parts in action when selling your home. For adults ages 50+, the often complex process can be made more difficult due to physical and financial limitations, and the strong emotions connected to your family home. Having an SRES® at your side can simplify selling your home every step of the way.

Five Essential Steps of Selling


Adapting Your Home

Adapting with Age

Most of us would prefer to age in our current home. But as health and aging issues make more areas of the home hard to access or pose a greater risk of injury, doing so can be difficult. We can begin to feel trapped and that selling our home is the only option. It’s not. Adapting your home to meet your aging needs is something your SRES® can help with when the time comes.

If health issues require you to move in with an adult child or any other loved one, your SRES® is there to help them with making the appropriate modifications to their home as well.

Learn more about adapting your home here.

Senior Housing Options

Planning for Your Future Needs

You may not feel like a senior but for adults 50+, a variety of housing options known as senior housing are available to you. These options cover a broad spectrum from active living communities to those providing full and continuous care. Your SRES® is available to help you navigate these senior housing options as you age paying great attention to cost, location, services, amenities, activities, and current and future care needs.

Read about all the options available for Senior Housing here.