Professional Development

Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation Course - $295 for 2-day course (includes 4-hours CE elective credit)

Classes will be held virtually through Zoom. Click here if you would like to be contacted for more information or to register, click here.

Our two-day designation course instills the knowledge and understanding you require to meet the needs of clients over the age of 50. During the designation course, you'll gain practical knowledge and techniques, including:

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

SRES® designation benefits

  • National recognition as an official REALTOR® family designation. Regular updates on senior-related issues, such as developments in financial and legal matters and housing trends.
  • Customizable quarterly newsletters written for your clients.
  • Customizable marketing materials, such as downloadable brochures, ad slicks, and press releases.
  • Listing in a searchable online directory of SRES® designees, which can be viewed by potential clients and referrals.
  • Certificate and lapel pin.
  • Access to authoritative research conducted by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
  • New designees receive one-year of membership in the Seniors Real Estate Council® FREE.

(NOTE:  SRES® Designation course is not included in Membership CE PLUS options and must be purchased separately.)