Aging-In-Place & Universal Design

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Education & Training - Hoffacker Associates LLC
Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, MCSP, MIRM (Hoffacker Associates LLC, West Palm Beach, FL), is an award-winning international naging-in-place instructor as well as a well respected author and instructor in the field of universal design.
Therehave been several recent articles in various places about the state of real estate in this country and how some believe that the current level of activity is unsustainable. Many of us remember the issues we faced just a few years ago. To that end, there is a fantastic way to prepare for the ...
Aging-in-place - the concept of allowing people of any age or physical ability to remain in their chosen home for as they want to continue living there - is an emerging force in real estate. Essentially people are opting to live out their years in their "forever home" - the one they identify as s...
Over the next two weeks, many of us are going to be going to holiday parties at friends homes or just dropping by to wish them a great holiday and offer encouragement for the year ahead. We might entertaining in our own hoes as well. This is the perfect time to be aware of safety issues.Remaining...
Sales and marketing - or marketing and sales if you prefer to mention them in that order - are a lot like salt and pepper. Really?Let me explain. Salt and pepper are generally metioned as a single item even though they are two distinct items. No one would think that a recipe needed more salt and ...
When you were born and given a name by your parents, you had no say in the matter. Now that you literally are trying to make a name for yourself in business and online, there often are complications that likly were never foreseen.Even if you have a very distinctive name that is shared by very few...
Many of you have expressed an interest in learning more about aging-in-place and how you can incorporate this knowledge into your real estate sales, design, home inspection, staging, or other businesses.I hold these training courses in Florida throughout the year, but a special opportunity for yo...
We talk a lot about making a good first impression and how important it is to take advantage of a situation to meet someone for the first time because you can't take it back, get a do-over, or push pause. But what if you could? What if you could have a second (or third) chance to make the initial...
   New home sales centers and real estate offices across the land,join in celebrating National Coffee Day - today (and everyday)!Keep that coffee pot going all day long with delicious brew! Learn how you can have  a more powerful, effective, and consistent performance selling new homes or aging-i...
  We need to strive for engaging our customers in a meaningful way and get past accepting "nice" as response to what we are showing them. We don't need for people to think our homes are merely "nice." That means nothing. They must find a home they want to own, and that is our responsibility. Won...
Pinterest ( is a great social media site for real estate agents and other salespeople. However, it can trip you up in a couple of ways.First, make sure you have enough boards. If you need more and don't have enough content yet to make it an attractive visi...

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Aging-In-Place Specialist-Instructor
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