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Seniors Real Estate Specialists®

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is experienced and knowledgeable in meeting your specific needs. And that can make all the difference in the world.

As we age, we demand specialists in our health needs, so why not in our housing and equity needs as well? An SRES brings:

REALTORS® who want to specialize in the real estate needs of maturing Americans are earning the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation by taking the new SRES course designed and conferred by the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of REALTORS®.

The SRES designation was originally developed by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council 10 years ago to focus on the needs of homebuyers and sellers aged 50 and over.

"Knowing how to best serve home buyers, sellers and investors at all stages of life is another way REALTORS® add value to the real estate transaction," said 2007 NAR President Pat V. Combs, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and vice president of Coldwell Banker-AJS-Schmidt. "As our clients mature, they have different real estate goals and needs from those of younger consumers. Given the importance of the emerging senior market nationwide, the number of REALTORS® earning the SRES designation is likely to increase dramatically over the next few years."

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 7,900 people will turn 60 every single day this year. In addition, real estate is the largest single asset class held by households that are headed by someone who is 65 or older, according to Harvard University s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Seniors Real Estate Specialists may also be knowledgeable about the following:

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