They’re not your average grandparents.

If you thought the Senior Real Estate Specialist® designation was about helping old people in retirement homes, you couldn’t be more wrong. It’s about learning to cater to the needs of the baby boomer generation. People born between 1946 and 1964 are currently retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day. Their needs and demands of real estate professionals are changing as they redefine retirement.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 7,900 people will turn 60 every single day this year. In addition, real estate is the largest single asset class held by households that are headed by someone who is 65 or older.

It’s time to learn how to:

 SRES® Designation Requirements

The SRES® two-day course qualifies as an elective toward the ABR® Designation and the RSPS Certification.

For information about the SRES® Council, visit

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SRES® Program Information

The SRES designation course seeks to instill knowledge and understanding of and empathy for 50+ real estate clients and customers.

Develop the business building skills and resources needed for specialization in the 50+ real estate market. The SRES designation program provides professional training and development suitable for continuing education credit.

SRES Designation Course Learning Objectives:

  • Learn distinguishing characteristics and trends of the 50+ market so that you can discern them in your own market area
  • Evaluate your market area attractiveness to the 50+ market
  • Master the vocabulary of the range of housing options for the 50+ market
  • Learn the application of federal laws for Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA)
  • Develop business building outreach methods for communicating and gaining 50+ market share
  • Adapt methods for counseling the 50+ buyer and sellers
  • Stay focused on the transaction and avoid inappropriate involvement in family matters
  • Develop sensitivities to 50+ issues and priorities when counseling buyers and sellers, showing properties, and managing transactions
  • Develop services that win and sustain client and customer relationships and position you as a trusted real estate advisor
  • Assemble a team of experts to help you serve 50+ clients and customers
  • Learn about the uses, benefits, procedures, and issues involved in reverse mortgages
  • Learn about uses of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions
  • Gain an understanding of how Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security impact 50+ real estate decisions
  • Recognize mortgage finance and loan schemes and scams that victimize 50+ borrowers
  • 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
  • Help clients integrate disposition of real property into estate plans


ADRE Renewal Credit

3 hours RE Legal Issues & 9 hours General


$299 includes extensive SRES® course book


Laura Kovacs, CRB, SRES

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Laura is the Assistant Executive Officer – Director of Education with the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®. She is an Associate Broker with HomeSmart Intl (referral only) and was a designated broker for 12 years. Laura has been an active instructor for the National Association of REALTORS® since 2007 and an approved Arizona real estate instructor with the Department of Real Estate since 2004.





Course also available Online

Arizona CE credit not available for these online courses.
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Main Campus

June 8-9, 2017


Tuition: $299

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