"Ramping Up For Real Estate Sales"

As a real estate sales agent or a new home salesperson, do you know how to handle a request for having a ramp installed by one of your buyers or clients?

Is it considered a permanent structure by your local jurisdiction or a temporary one? Have you checked? Does it require any special materials or considerations?

Does it need to comply with ADA guideline? Is an inspection required?

Does the HOA have a say in the matter?

Something seemingly simple like putting in a ramp may not be all that easy and could cost you a sale. Find out now so you'll be ready when the question arises.

 

Steve HoffackerCAPS, CEAC, SHSS, is a licensed Certified Aging In Place Specialist - Master Instructor and best-selling author of aging in place books. To learn about this and other programs for aging in place or universal design, visit stevehoffacker.com or call 561-685-5555. Also, check out the "Aging & Accessibility" groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Comment balloon 4 commentsSteve Hoffacker • March 13 2014 05:09PM

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My friend Mikey will appreciate the ADA reference! :)

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 5 years ago

Great reference and insight Steve! We have hundreds of returning vets in my area that need help...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 5 years ago

Thank you, Laura. Happy spring! :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 5 years ago

Paul,

Thank you. That is so true. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 5 years ago

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