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Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) Designation Course
Affiliation: SRES
Format: Classroom, Online
    Course Credits:
  • This course is required to attain the SRES® Designation.
  • Counts as one elective course to be applied towards the ABR® Designation.
  • Counts as an elective to be applied towards the RSPS Certification.

Duration:2 days (classroom course)

Format:Classroom

Course Objective

This course helps real estate professionals develop the business-building skills and resources for specialization in the 50+ real estate market by expanding knowledge of how life stages impact real estate choices, connecting to a network of resources, and fostering empathy with clients and customers.

Course Outline and Learning Objectives

Below is a topical outline of the SRES® Designation course.

    Chapter 1: Generations
  • Learn distinguishing characteristics and trends of the 50+ market so that you can discern them in your own market area.
  • Challenge stereotypes and draw valid generalities about 50+ real estate clients and customers.
    Chapter 2: The 50+ Market
  • Adapt your communication and interpersonal approach to match generational expectations and preferences.
  • Raise awareness of some dos and don'ts when striving to gain and serve the 50+ market.
    Chapter 3: 21st Century Retirement
  • Consider how the economic challenges affect retirement plans and real estate choices.
  • Develop sensitivities to 50+ issues and priorities when working with buyers and sellers, listing and showing properties, and managing transactions.
    Chapter 4: Aging in Place
  • Learn definitions of aging in place.
  • Recognize how to make a home safe and comfortable for aging in place.
  • Raise awareness of the issues and factors that influence the decision to make a move as well as choose a community and property selection.
  • Evaluate your market area's attractiveness to the 50+market.
    Chapter 5: Independent Living and Chapter 6: Housing Options for Assistance
  • Master the vocabulary of the range of housing options for the 50+ market.
  • Learn the application of the federal Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA ).
  • Identify key life stages and transitions in relation to housing choices.
  • Gain an understanding of how Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security impact the real estate decisions of 50+ clients and customers.
    Chapter 7: Financing Options
  • Learn about the uses, benefits, procedures, and issues involved in reverse mortgages and other forms of home purchase finance.
    Chapter 8: Tax Matters
  • Gain an overview of tax issues of concern for 50+ clients and customers.
  • Recognize situations in which a tax-deferred 1031 exchange is possible and advantageous.
    Chapter 9: Legal Matters
  • Maintain focus on the transaction and avoid inappropriate involvement in family matters.
  • Manage legal liability risks, avoid conflicts of interest and maintain confidentiality of information when providing services for 50+ clients and customers.
    Chapter 10: Marketing and Outreach
  • Develop business-building outreach methods for communicating and gaining the 50+ market.
  • Adapt presentation and counseling methods for 50+ buyers and sellers.
  • Integrate social media effectively to serve the 50+ market.
    Chapter 11: Working with Buyers and Sellers
  • Develop services that win and sustain client and customer relationships and position you as a trusted real estate advisor.
  • Adapt presentation and counseling methods for 50+ buyers and sellers.
  • Counsel clients on preparing and staging a property for sale.
  • Maintain focus on the transaction and avoid inappropriate involvement in family matters.
  • Recognize financial schemes and scams that victimize the elderly.
    Chapter 12: Building a Team and Resource Bank
  • Assemble a team of experts to help you serve 50+ clients and customers.
  • Compile a knowledge bank about your market area's housing options, programs, resources, and services for 50+ clients.
  • Use your knowledge bank as a business-building tool.
This course is available online through REALTOR University Click here for registration
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