Why A Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Real Estate Agent with License # 01767321 BRE# 01767321

Why A Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

By: Linda K Mayer, SRES

Okay, so I have been around senior citizens all my life.  My father was  nearly 59 when I was born and I was around all his friends.  Because of this, I feel very in tune and comfortable with older people.

My favorite real estate deal was with an older couple in a home with stairs.  She had fallen down and had an extremely painful time going up the stairs to the bed and bath.  And he was to have back surgery in about 1.5 months.  Apprently I was the third agent they had used. We not only sold their home, but got them into their next one about a week before the husband's surgery.  But the most exciting thing about this was that the new, single story home had lots of open space and the doors were wide enough for a wheelchair.  And lo and behold she ended up in a wheel chair about five months later.  You just know that God orchestrated this entire transaction.

lady in wheelchair

Then I did Reverse Mortgages at Wells Fargo for a while.  I loved working with seniors who truly needed or wanted my help. And it was amazing to see, at least on paper, how much I could help change their lives for the better.

My mother was even asking about a Reverse Mortgage for herself.  She was a teacher for many, many years and has a good pension.  But her house needed painting and new carpet and her furniture was getting kind of threadbare.  So we placed her in a Reverse Mortgage, too.  Not only did she fix up her home, but she also has the peace of mind to know that if she ever needs in home care over and above what her long term care insurance pays for, we have the funds available to care for her properly.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago.  I partner up with a Reverse Mortgage Specialist.  She and I met with a client to talk about Reverse for Purchase. It was enlightening and fun to talk with this wonderful senior woman about her hopes and dreams and plans.  Afterwards my friend said how she noticed I seriously love and care about older people.

That comment stuck with me and wouldn't let me go.  So I went ahead and got my Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation (SRES) from the National Association of Realtors.  A course which involves everything from real estate to tax implications to senior abuse.

And now I am truly ready to help those seniors who may need a bit of help or advice to live out their days in comfort and peace.

So if you are in the SoCal 210 Corridor area, don't hesitate to give me a call or send an email for help or references.  My website has some references listed, but I have many, many more available.  Reliable Senior Help.

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Serving the 210 Corridor - the cities of Monrovia, Duarte, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, Upland, Pomona, Chino, Chino Hills, Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana - wherever the need arises.

Warmest Regards,

Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES

License # 01767321

A Realtor you can Trust!

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Ed & Tracy Oliva
West USA Realty - Arizona - Fountain Hills, AZ
The Oliva Team Arizona Agents

Linda WOW!!!! what a great niche in the market that I think needs a lot of help,   Keep up the very good work,   E

Apr 06, 2013 03:43 AM #1
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

I have often thought of this designation as I have others but it would be cool to helpp our Seniors.

Apr 06, 2013 03:57 AM #2
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

Ed:  Thanks for the encouragement!  Have a fabulous weekend.

Charles: Most people get this designation and then move on to other things.  I am actually courting seniors and trying to be a resource for senior info in the area.  I started a website that has some referral sources and have many more that simply can't fit onto the website.  It has nothing to do with real estate itself, but soes link to my real estate website.

Apr 06, 2013 07:00 AM #3
Ann Griffin
Coldwell Banker Trails and Paths Premier Properties - Mesa, AZ
Realtor, ABR, E-PRO, SRES in Mesa, AZ

Linda, I too have my SRES and love working with all the older generations, from my fifty-something snowbirds to my late 80s clients trying to downsize.

I and a lender I had teamed up with, offered a seminar on Reverse Mortgages. I'm sure you too have run into a lot of people who are scared of them and don't really know what they are. The seminar was a great opportunity to educate some members of the community, plus I now have some great print materials I can hand out at other events such as Open Houses.

Have you looked at the SRES booklets you can order from the SRES website? I ordered some and they look fabulous. I just gave one today to a friend in her 80s who can barely afford her home.

Today I got a great thank-you letter from some other senior clients. It sure feels good, doesn't it?


Apr 22, 2013 07:52 AM #4
Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

Ann, LOVE it.  So happy to help when there is such a huge need!

Apr 22, 2013 08:33 AM #5
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