many will claim to "help" Seniors but few are qualified to do so. Find someone with all these certifications and your onto something. Don't settle for LESS!
Ted Gottlieb, CSA®, is nationally backgrounded every three (3) years. He's the only State of Missouri Real Estate Broker who holds the distinction of earning this (non real estate focused) certification and has been renewed on multiple occasions. Certification holders have fiduciary obligations.
"Certified Senior Housing Professionals™ (CSHP’s) are specialists who understand the distinct late-life transition needs, wants, and goals of mature home buyers and sellers. CSHP’s possess unique skills and knowledge positioning them as preferred real estate professionals for mature clients. It’s more than just a designation… it’s a passion!"
Only Certified Senior Housing Professionals™ are qualified to earn to obtain the knowledge obtained in the coursework required to become a CSDC™ - a master in coaching older adults to accomplish their downsizing goals. Ted is the only CSDC™ servicing the St. Louis area.
This is where most real estate agents start and stop their formal education to work with older adults. Ted found this easily earned and retained designation insufficient to truly add value.
Ted learned quickly that the majority of older adults prefer to age-in-place, stay put, don't move - ever. When this is the case, Ted does what he can to provide tips for staying safer in their homes and connects them the helpful resources - without any cost or obligation.
SRES® is a bare minimum but you deserve more! Look for a CSHP™ or CSA®
If not, why not? Ask they are listed on the state's Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR). Check to see if they stand out on court websites like (https://www.courts.mo.gov/cnet/welcome.do)
Does the person you're considering working with walk the walk or just talk the talk? Are they really serving seniors?
If you're thinking about selling your home, is the person you're dealing with a licensed real estate agent or broker? If so, how long have they been in the business, how many homes have they sold last year and in their career? This is no time dealing with someone who's not top notch and willing to look after your best interests (by getting you top value for the home, no matter it's condition). It is possible to both sell fast AND get top dollar. You just need the right real estate agent - who's willing to show you their production numbers and provide references. Heck, if they are not licensed, who's contract are they using and is it fair and balanced? If it's the local Board of REALTORS® contract and they are not a REALTOR®, where did they get it and why are they using it (when they should not be). Any bells going off yet?