Just finished my first day of classes for obtaining the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation and I have to say I'm amazed at all the information I've learned. This is the first time that this designation is being offered in Arizona, and the class consists mostly of Baby Boomers, so I initially felt out of place (I'm a Gen X). Still I'm glad I signed up because my business focus tends to be on retirees and vacation/second home buyers. This group of classes has an incredible amount of information that will help me develop as a Tucson real estate professional that can work with a growing population of second home buyers preparing for their future. Tucson is a destination city, and the climate, abundance of activities and easy going lifestyle are big attractions for retirees and vacation home buyers. Baby Boomers are currently looking for temporary vacation homes that will eventually become primary residences in retirement. And an interesting fact; 10,000 people become Baby Boomers every day! I'll fill you in tomorrow once I finish up the class!