Senior Real Estate Specialist


As a Senior Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®)

I am uniquely qualified to help you and your family take the next step in your home buying or selling transaction.

As someone over the age of 50, your needs aren’t 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 me as a SRES designated agent to guide you through every part of the process.

The SRES® designation is conferred to REALTORS® who complete in-depth training in a wide variety of topics related to homebuyers and sellers over the age of 50. We have unparalleled training and experience in senior’s real estate, including:

  • Senior housing options—from active adult communities to aging in place
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Downsizing and rightsizing
  • Using pensions, 401(k) accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions
  • Understand the types of housing available for the 50+ market
  • Identify key life stages, viewpoints, and transitions in relation to housing choices
  • Recognize how a home can be adapted for safety, comfort, and aging in place
  • 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

What to Expect from me as an SRES designee®

A REALTOR® who chooses to become an SRES® does so because they enjoy interacting with seniors. My decision to become an SRES® is rooted in a desire to help others. It means that as your REALTOR® I have respect for older individuals; have the ability to listen deeply and ask the right questions; and know how to communicate the old-fashioned way: with a handshake and a visit. I am prepared to sit, chat, and take the time to get to know you and your family’s situation.

An SRES®  agent understands that this can be a stressful time for a family. It’s hard to deal with leaving a home after spending many years in it. As your agent I will attempt to understand the challenges you all face in this major decision. By doing so, I may be able to present all available options, so that the outcome is one that will suit the entire family’s needs.

At times, the amount of information coming your way may seem overwhelming. As an SRES® I am here to help by tailoring meetings to your needs. PLEASE don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you’d like until you feel comfortable with the steps to the sales process and other potentially complicated details