Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) V.2

4 modules



Course Length
12 hours

REALTORS Real Estate School

$280 - 305


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.


8 Hours Elective CE Credit


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  1. Learn distinguishing characteristics and trends of the 50+ market so that you can discern them in your own market area.

  2. Evaluate your market area attractiveness to the 50+ market.

  3. Develop business building outreach methods for communicating and gaining 50+ market share.



  1. Master the vocabulary of the range of housing options for the 50+ market.

  2. Adapt methods for counseling the 50+ buyer and sellers.

  3. Stay focused on the transaction and avoid inappropriate involvement in family matters.

  4. Develop sensitivities to 50+ issues and priorities when counseling buyers and sellers, showing properties and managing transactions.

  5. Recognize how a home can be adapted for safety, comfort, and aging in place.

  6. Help clients integrate disposition of real property into estate plans.



  1. Learn the application of federal laws for Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA).

  2. Develop services that win and sustain client and customer relationships and position you as a trusted real estate advisor.

  3. Assemble a team of experts to help you serve 50+ clients and customers.

  4. Learn about the uses, benefits, procedures, and issues involved in reverse mortgages.

  5. Learn about uses of pensions, 401k accounts, and IRAs in real estate transactions.

  6. Gain an understanding of how Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security impact 50+ real estate decisions.

  7. Recognize mortgage finance and loan schemes and scams that victimize 50+ borrowers.

  8. Identify key life stages, viewpoints, and transitions in relation to housing choice


SRES Designation Requirements

Three (3) requirements must be met to attain and use the SRES® Designation. The SRES course counts an elective course for the ABR Designation.

  1. Successful completion of the two-day SRES® Designation Course, including an 80% passing grade on the exam.

  2. Maintain active membership in the National Association of REALTORS®.

  3. Maintain active membership in the SRES® Council. The first year membership is included with the SRES® Designation course. However, every year thereafter will require payment of annual dues.

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