Why Turn to an SRES®?

Senior Real Estate Specialist

You’re thinking about selling your home. Maybe you’re retiring, downsizing, or a major life event has made you consider a move. A Senior Real Estate Specialist ® (SRES®) has unique training and experience in helping home buyers and sellers in your situation.

Why ask a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® to assist you?

An SRES® understands that the decision to sell can be difficult.

Selling a home can be an emotional time, potentially involving other life decisions. An SRES® understands the issues facing older adults. By taking a no-pressure approach, they can help you navigate your choices and may be able to suggest alternatives that help you stay in your home.

An SRES® can patiently support you through each step.

Your SRES® will take the time needed to make you feel comfortable with the complex selling process. Your specialist understands the demands a sale can make on you and works hard to minimize them. They will tailor the marketing process to your specific needs, and be there when you need them.

An SRES® will stick with you throughout the entire process.

Your SRES® is interested in looking out for your best interests through all aspects of your transition, not just the sale of your home. They’ve invested time in becoming an SRES® because they enjoy working with clients in your situation and helping others.

An SRES® can draw upon a network of other professionals focused on clients age 50+.

They’ve already identified other helpful experts, including tax counselors, financial advisers, and estate planners who can help you understand the financial consequences of selling your home; interior staging specialists and trade contractors to get your home prepared for showings; estate sale organizers, senior moving specialists and transitional coaches to deal with post-sale issues.

An SRES® also has ties throughout the 50+ community.

They’re familiar with active adult and community service organizations in your area. Your SRES® can provide referrals to a variety of resources at the local, state, and national level, and online. They’re knowledgeable about local senior housing options and can refer you to another SRES® if you’re planning to move outside the area.

You can count on an SRES® to guide you through the process of selling your home, making the transaction less stressful and more successful.

The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is awarded by the SRES® Council, a subsidiary of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Liz Craven
Author: Liz Craven

Liz Craven, co-publisher of Sage Aging ElderCare Guide with her husband Wes, combines personal experience and heartfelt dedication in her work. Their journey in eldercare began with a personal story—caring for Wes' grandmother, Mabel, who lived with Alzheimer's. This chapter in their lives not only highlighted the complexities of eldercare but also kindled a deep-seated passion to support others facing similar challenges. Since then, Liz and Wes have navigated caregiving three more times. These experiences have added layers of depth to their insights, allowing them to offer a blend of empathetic understanding and practical advice through the Sage Aging ElderCare Guide. Liz’s commitment to making eldercare more approachable and less daunting shines through in every piece of advice she offers, aiming to ease the caregiving journey for others.