A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is uniquely qualified to help you navigate the housing market!
For those who are over the age of 50, your needs may not be the same as a first-time homebuyer or seller. You might be looking to retire, downsize, or join an active adult community. Whatever reason you may have for considering a move, you can depend on an SRES® to guide you through every part of the process.
SRES® designees have unparalleled training and experience in seniors real estate, including:
Helping you manage the financial and emotional challenges of selling a long-held family home
Creating a customized plan to market and sell your property
Understanding your unique needs and creating a customized plan to ensure your home meets those needs now and in the future
Utilizing specialized knowledge in reverse mortgages, 401(k) accounts, and IRAs for your real estate transaction
Connecting you with their vast network of movers, attorneys, home inspectors, and other experts to help you through the process
A CRS REALTOR® is a Certified Residential Specialist—one of the top 3 percent of real estate agents in the U.S. CRS agents have more experience and training than the average REALTOR® and they are part of a community of REALTORS® dedicated to improving the real estate industry for homebuyers and sellers everywhere.
The threshold to becoming a real estate agent is surprisingly low. Requirements vary by state, but some ask for as little as 40 hours of training and few ask for more than 100 hours—compare that to the 1,000 hours that are typically required to become a hair stylist.
To become a CRS, however, REALTORS® must meet a number of stringent requirements that combine advanced hours of education and training, experience and success in the marketplace. A CRS agent adheres to a strict code of ethics that binds them to perform in the best interest of their clients at all times.
CRSs receive advanced training above and beyond what is required of typical agents
CRSs have proven experience through logged transactions
CRSs continuously improve their skills and learn about new regulatory developments
CRSs adhere to an ethics code not required of other agents
The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.
Buying property is a complex and stressful task. In fact, it's often the biggest single investment you will make in your lifetime. At the same time, real estate transactions have become increasingly complicated.
New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism.
Have pursued a course of study that represents the minimum common body of knowledge for progressive real estate professionals.
Have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate climate—no matter what its condition.
Are recognized nationally.
Act with professionalism and are committed to serving their clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.
A SFR has honed their skills surrounding "distressed properties". They can:
Direct distressed sellers to finance, tax, and legal professionals
Qualify sellers for short sales
Develop a short-sale package
Negotiate with lenders
Tap into buyer demand