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5-point plan for finding the perfect retirement flat!

Published: 09 March 2020

1. Choose the correct type of estate agent

There are a variety of different types of estate agents out there, but choosing a specialist retirement estate agent gives the advantage of speaking to someone who really understands the retirement lifestyle.

RetirementMove is a national independent estate agency based in Knowle, Birmingham, specialising in selling retirement properties. The dedicated sales team really understand the benefits of the retirement lifestyle and use this experience and knowledge to help customers find the perfect retirement flat.

The RetirementMove website offers up to 300 retirement apartments and bungalows for sale across the country. Including 1 and 2-bedroom luxury self-contained retirement apartments from popular retirement builders such as: McCarthy & Stone, Churchill Retirement Living and Fleur-De-Lis. With prices starting from as little as £99,000.

2. Do your research

When looking to buy a retirement flat, look for an estate agent with an informative and helpful website. For example, on the RetirementMove website, it allows you to search by postcode, town or by the name of the retirement development.

In addition, the individual property pages include useful information about the retirement development and the size of each room in the apartment. It also includes a map of where the retirement development is located and an EPC energy rating graph.

3. Use a property website to view retirement flats for sale

All retirement properties are listed on and, so you are sure to find your perfect retirement flat quicker than you think!

4. It’s all in the detail

When searching, look at what age the retirement flat is aimed at – some are aimed at those over 60 years old and some are aimed at those over 70 years old. This is mainly because the facilities and services available at those retirement developments are geared towards someone of that age. For example, an over 70’s retirement development would have optional care packages and an on-site restaurant.

5. Visit the retirement development

And lastly, go and visit the retirement development that you are interested in. Go and speak to the estate agent and house manger to really get a feel for the place and ask any questions you might have about the facilities and services on offer there.

Why not look out for our next retirement development open day where you will get the chance to have a coffee and take a leisurely view around the retirement apartments for sale.

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If you’re thinking of buying a retirement property, or you want to find out more information about retirement apartments, then why not contact us or give one of our friendly admin team a call on: 0800 080 3303 or email us on