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About the Senior Real Estate Specialist Program

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 SRES® course designed and conferred by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC) of the National Association of REALTORS®.

The SRES® designation was originally developed by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council in 1997 to focus on the needs of home buyers and sellers aged 50+. It became an official member of the NAR family of designations in March 2007.

The SRES® course highlights topics including distinguishing characteristics and trends related to the 50+ population; housing, finance, and retirement income considerations of these consumers; outreach methods for building 50+ clientele; and counseling strategies to help clients and customers plan ahead for life transitions.

Participants learn:

  • Key differences in housing options, from age-restricted communities to age-in-place design to assisted living
  • Applications of the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)
  • Ins and outs of reverse mortgages
  • How to use pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions
  • Ways in which Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security affect real estate decisions of clients and customers who are 50+
  • How to recognize and protect their clients from mortgage finance and loan schemes and scams that target 50+ borrowers

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