Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®)



Seniors Real Estate Specialists® are REALTORS® qualified to meet the special needs and concerns of maturing Americans. A national program since 1998, The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council® (SAREC®) offers a specific designation, SRES®, to identify those members who have successfully completed its education program along with other prerequisites.

By earning the SRES® designation, your REALTOR® has demonstrated necessary knowledge and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home. Your REALTOR® has received special training, gets regular updates, and is prepared to offer the options and information needed in making life changing decisions. Click here to see some of the FREE services we provide to home sellers.


Why Choose an SRES – A Certified Senior Real Estate Specialist

Over the age of 50 and considering selling the family home?

You need a REALTOR® with senior experience, knowledge and marketing savvy.

Those qualities, along with a special knowledge of managing the sale of a home for those over the age of 50, are what SRES® designees can bring to your next real estate transaction.

SRES® designees are certified senior specialists and astute to the financial and emotional challenges senior clients face when they sell a long-held family home.

SRES® designees not only can create a customized approach to marketing and selling your property, but they also can work with you to explore your housing options to ensure that your next home best serves your current and future needs.

Such certified specialists have special knowledge about everything from reverse mortgages and the importance of universal design to the uses of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions.

They’ll also help you steer clear of loan schemes and scams that victimize aged 50+ borrowers.

And when you need help from other professionals, SRES® designees can tap their network and put you in touch with qualified home inspectors, movers, attorneys, CPAs and other experts.

SRES® designees have all the resources and knowledge to simplify the transaction and eliminate the anxiety of selling your home.

So if you're thinking of buying, selling, renting or relocating, find an SRES® in your area for specialized help with your real estate transaction.

Reviewing Your Current 50+ Housing Needs

Nearly everyone wishes to age in place as they grow older. But often, the spacious family house becomes too burdensome, financially and physically, to maintain for individuals over 50.

Trying to determine your next step?

It can entail a complex set of decisions relating to finances, ideal over 50 housing locations and property types, as well as anticipating future needs as you or your loved ones age.

SRES® designees can consult with you to review your current housing situation and outline the topics to weigh as you consider your next move. They will provide pertinent information on 50+ housing trends, financing and market conditions.

They can also develop a team of experts and advisors to help you with every step while you're exploring your options and determining the very best place to call home.


Selling?  A Senior Real Estate Specialist Can Help

There's almost always an emotional element associated with selling a long-time home. SRES® designees are real estate agents that specialize in senior needs and can ease the transition first by talking about your reasons for selling and then exploring all the options—either modifying and staying in your current home or finding a different property—to be sure you find the very best housing solution.

SRES® designees use their expertise and industry knowledge to provide an honest assessment of your property and make suggestions for improving it for saleability. They may recommend hiring staging professionals who can make modifications that will best showcase your house and make it appeal to the broadest audience possible.

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® Will Help With Pricing and Marketing Strategies

SRES® designees can also provide insight on current market conditions, determine how your property stacks up against the competition and develop a pricing and marketing strategy to sell your home quickly and for the highest possible price.

Moving Is Easier With a Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

SRES® designees can help assemble an appropriate team to ease the transition to a new property. Movers, landscapers and stagers can handle the heavy lifting. Attorneys, 1031 exchange specialists and mortgage brokers can manage the heavy paperwork.

ASeniors Real Estate Specialist® Will Help You Transition to a New City

SRES® designees can also help you find your new home locally or refer you to designees elsewhere to find property in a new city or near children.

If you're a senior looking to sell your home, contact an SRES® designee.

Buying?  Understand Senior Residences

 

Having Mixed Emotions

Buying a residence as a senior citizen can be both exciting and daunting. The excitement stems from anticipating new beginnings in a fresh environment. It can be daunting because there are so many types of senior residences, finite resources and sometimes emotional hurdles to overcome.

Assessing Your Real Estate Options As a Senior Citizen

SRES® designees can sit down with you and your loved ones to discuss needs, outline options and help you determine the very best senior citizen residence option for you. Then, working within the parameters you provide, they can locate a property that fits your needs acurately.

SRES® designees leverage their senior citizen education, experience and network to find properties, determine appropriate offers, and negotiate purchases on your behalf.

Tapping Expertise

When necessary, they can tap a network of experts, such as home inspectors, movers, attorneys, and CPAs, to ensure that the purchase of your new residence, and the move, proceed smoothly.

For help finding the senior citizen residence that's right for you or your loved one, contact an SRES® designee.

Senior Finances

 

The current economy is confusing for everyone, regardless of age. Especially for those who have held on to real estate for many decades, a house often is the largest asset people have.

How to best tap into and deploy those resources is a challenge in strong and less energetic economic times.

Clarifying the Financial Picture

Need assistance with sorting out the complex decisions and figuring out what role your real estate investment plays in your overall financial picture? Those considerations include taxes, retirement savings withdrawal schedules, long-term care needs, inheritance issues and others.

SRES® Designees Have Financial Expertise For Seniors

SRES® designees understand managing capital gains and the tax implications of owning real estate. They can provide information that addresses a host of issues, such as the uses of pensions, 401K accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions, and how Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security affect real estate decisions for senior citizens.

Are you or a loved one ready to talk real estate? Get the specialized attention you deserve.