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Our Mission and Values
To help families solve one of their biggest challenges in the journey to senior care by offering an easier, less stressful way transition to a higher level of care. We start with an in-depth assessment of the senior’s unique circumstances involving all family members, friends and advisors. We then construct a plan to maximize the senior’s assets to provide them with what they need to purchase care. Most often this involves the sale of their home. We use our skills and expertise in real estate to deliver a stress free result to benefit the senior most. In only those cases where it maximizes the senior’s assets as one option we are able to make a cash, out the door, all fees and commissions paid by us, check in the bank, as-is, leave the stuff offer that will close within a matter of weeks. In most cases because the senior will do better, we will find an owner occupant purchaser that is likely to pay the most and manage the entire process for the senior to relieve the stress.
Our ecosystem is made up of senior care and service providers across Washington that includes senior living operators, placement agents, home healthcare providers, downsizing experts, and elder law attorneys working in alignment to ease each family’s burden in the journey to senior care respectfully and compassionately.
Our Promise to You:
- Promote Senior Independence
- Respect Diversity and Ensure Equal Access
- Communicate Regularly and Often With All Family, Friends and Advisors Involved.
- Involve People in Decisions
- Maximize Seniors’ Resources
- Help Bridge Obstacles For Seniors With Needed Resources
- Be Reliable and Transparent
- Listen With Attention To Life Stories
- Take Effective Action Promptly Upon Receiving Consent
- Complete the Job Professionally and Completely.
Who We Are
Jim Freeman started Silver Bridge Senior Transitions in 2020, after recognizing the gap in resources around seniors and long-term care. Jim's personal experience with his parents left him with an idea to help others while using his real estate background. Since 1974, Jim has been involved in real estate development, finance, construction, marketing, sales and leasing. Jim has successfully raised equity capital, structured complex financing as a lender and a borrower, owned and operated companies, developed, leased, bought and sold commercial properties as a principal and a broker. This depth of experience enables him to see his client’s needs in a unique manner because he likely has traveled in their shoes. Jim has sold over 600 homes in his career and has helped dozens of families as they transition their loved one to a higher level of care. Jim is a Certified Senior Transition Specialist with Mom's House . The Mom’s House Senior Transition Specialist certification makes up a nationwide network of trained individuals. Training includes tools to utilize when working with a senior that can help with the emotional and financial stress that may come up, along with tools to assist families in crisis. Jim also has obtained a SRES (Senior Real Estate Services) certification from the National Association of Realtors.
Ruth Winkler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Central Washington University. From there she spent a term as an Americorp Volunteer, working with seniors and beginning her career in Long Term Care. Ruth discovered her passion for working with older adults and has spent the last 8 years providing social services to adults in our community. Ruth is also a Mom's House Certified Senior Transition Specialist.
Disclosure: Jim Freeman is a licensed real estate managing broker with Coldwell Banker Park Shore, WA License #17777.