"Now Is A Great Time To Schedule Aging In Place Education"

Education & Training with Steve Hoffacker LLC

Debe Maxwell, in her post today about "Put A Wrap on Your 2017 Business Plan" listed 8 things to do to get ready for the new year. I particularly noticed #7 - which I am assuming was not in any special sequential order by priority - that stated the following:


Designations:  Now is a GREAT time to start a class or two to obtain another designation that will help you with your business.  I know, a lot of agents believe that clients don't really care what's behind your name but, you will be surprised just how much you learn in just one of these classes each year!  Educating YOURSELF truly does help YOUR business!


Let me second this point and offer my help.


You can (1) take your real estate sales business to the next level, (2) perform a fantastic service for your clientele, (3) make quicker sales in the process, and (4) increase referrals, by earning a very popular designation that will allow you to work more effectively with any of following types of clients or situations in the new year:

  • People looking for a long-term home that will serve their needs indefinitely
  • People looking to purchase their last home (that provides good accessibility and convenience of use for them)
  • People who do a lot of entertaining
  • People who need safe living environments
  • Multigenerationl households
  • Homes where an aging parent is living with them or will in the near future
  • Homes that need some remodeling to customize or personalize them to what the client is seeking
  • Homes that need to accommodate special needs due to physical impairments or aging issues
  • Add a new dimension to your SRES or AHWD designations from NAR


The designation is the "Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS)" that I offer through the National Association of Home Builders in Florida, in many parts of the Eastern United States.


This program is an excellent fit for real estate sales professionals, and I would love to discuss how it can help you grow your business and serve your clientele better.


To learn more about the program, visit my website. Then drop me a text or email message or give me a call so we can discuss accomplishing what Debe so well stated in her post - getting another designation to help you with your business and especially the clients you serve!



Steve HoffackerCAPS, CEAC, SHSS, is a licensed Certified Aging In Place Specialist - Master Instructor and best-selling author of aging in place books and programs. Visit stevehoffacker.com or call 561-685-5555. Also, check out "Aging & Accessibility" groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Comments (9)

Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love this, Steve Hoffacker - our baby boomers are filling our pipeline as they downsize and this has to be a great designation to help us serve those clients better.  Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the mention! 

Dec 27, 2016 07:41 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have zero desire for any designations, but you are so on point with education helping your business.  It pays big dividends to keep up and continue to learn.

Dec 27, 2016 07:45 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Thank you for the original post and the response Debe.

Dec 27, 2016 08:37 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Tammy, it's not the designation, it's the knowledge and tools in this case. Thanks.

Dec 27, 2016 08:38 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It's best to get our education scheduled early to give us the flexibility to schedule our time around it.

Good luck and success.

Dec 30, 2016 10:51 AM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Thanks, Lou. Have a great 2017!

Jan 02, 2017 07:53 PM
Noel Mayer
Upper Montclair Weichert Realtors - Montclair, NJ


     Great Information and look forward to contacting you 

  Thank you

Jan 09, 2017 02:38 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.


Apr 18, 2019 01:21 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Thanks, Roy. For my current posts visit aginginplaceinsider.com.

Love your floral shots by the way!


Apr 19, 2019 06:45 AM