Senior Segment is Reshaping Real Estate Dynamics in Walnut Creek, Ca. and Beyond

Baby Boomer CoupleImagine the different kinds of expertise involved in helping a first-time buyer purchase a home, versus helping a last-time seller to downsize. First-time buyers and 65+ sellers face a vastly different set of options, expectations, concerns and challenges, but too often, the real estate industry has taken a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approach to serving clients.

Demographic trends are pointing to seismic shifts ahead for housing in this country. Aging seniors are projected to move out of an estimated 11.3 million homes between 2010 and 2020, and in the next decade, that figure is expected to reach 15 million. Every single one of those millions represents a unique individual who deserves to have his or her move handled with the utmost compassion, integrity, attention to detail and connectedness to the full spectrum of professionals who are often involved in ensuring a seamless transition for seniors and their families.

Dayna Wilson’s Savvy Seniors Division is committed to a proactive approach to understanding the big-picture trends that have an impact on our community and our clients. We also understand that distinct expertise is needed to meet the needs of various segments of our community.

cshp_logo2e35c3This is why I’m thrilled to have completed the rigorous requirements to achieve the Certified Senior Housing Specialist (CSHP) designation. This prestigious designation awarded only to a select number of elite real estate professionals in any market by the Seniors Real Estate Institute® represents completion of a competency-based curriculum as well as ongoing education and training. CSHPs are held to the highest standards of professionalism and most importantly, they are passionate about serving senior clients with dignity and compassion.

Demographic shifts and improvements in life expectancy have given rise to senior housing options that far exceed those of previous decades. CSHPs are not only in touch with the full range of options within their communities, they have the specific skills needed to help seniors to get where they want to go – unraveling the complexities involved in downsizing and selling a family home.

“Despite the fact that seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population, this segment of the market remains largely under served. 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 60 every day for the next 18 years. At the other end of the senior spectrum, the 90-plus segment of the population nearly tripled over the past three decades, and is expected to quadruple over the next 40 years.

“The expertise, combined with our passion to ensure the dignity of elderly clients, is not just a benefit to our senior clients but also their families,” Dayna emphasized. “Our goal is to be a profound asset to the entire community.”

Walnut Creek, CA – My Home Town

WELCOME HOME! The traditional downtown, located in the heart of Walnut Creek, CA is full of personality and charm. This area is home to Broadway Plaza with over 98 specialty shops, including Tiffany, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Apple and Coach. We even have a Neiman Marcus, now! My teenage daughters love hitting Forever 21, American  Outfitter, Sephora and Macy’s. We have the upscale designer boutiquesand also super consignment stores where you can often find a real gem of a deal.Downtown Walnut Creek



















Located nearby is the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts. I have fond memories of brining my dad to see the opera. It was his Father’s Day gift for many years. You can park once and walk everywhere to all your favorite spots, including places to be served a great meal. Walnut Creek, CA has a number of friendly cafes with patio dining, (many are dog-friendly) and an extraordinary array of excellent restaurants. One of my favorite restaurants is Sasa on N. Main. I happen to know the woman who designed the decor using Feng Shui~seems to be working as they are constantly full. Another is Cypress which has a fun and affordable happy-hour.

Now, let’s go shopping, get a bite to eat and see a show! As an East Bay Native, long time resident, community volunteer and local real estate expert let me be your guide!

Dayna Wilson- Local Real Estate Expert  in Walnut Creek, Ca

Walnut Creek knows how to Celebrate…75 years young!

Hanging with the Walnut King! Looks good for 75 years old, right?

Last day to take your family: grandkids, grandparents to the Walnut Festival until next year!
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