“Seniors Real Estate Specialist” Designation
The National Association of Realtors® has developed a special designation for Realtors® who are trained and qualified to address the needs of home buyers and sellers aged 50 and up.
By earning the “Seniors Real Estate Specialist” designation, Realtors® demonstrate the knowledge and expertise needed to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions, relocations, refinancing, and selling their home.
Training for the designation includes: learning about the Federal “Housing for Older Persons Act,“ developing sensitivities to issues and priorities related to counseling senior buyers and sellers, learning about the use of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRA’s in a real estate transaction, and gaining an understanding of how Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security impact real estate decisions for people over 50.
A Realtor® who holds the “Seniors Real Estate Specialist” designation has developed the skills, knowledge, and understanding to better serve the real estate needs of the senior community.