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5 REALTORS® Achieve Prestigious Certification for Specialization in Seniors Real Estate and Housing

  New Training and Perspectives Offered in Response to Often Complex

Issues Associated with Late-in-Life Transitions  


TX) February 7, 2013 – Senior adults are living fuller, healthier and
longer lives than ever before. They have more options for where to live
than many are even aware of and the percentage of seniors in the
population is on a sharp, upward trajectory.

recently completed the rigorous course and post-course requirements
necessary to achieve the Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP®)
designation, Lisa Parrett of Indianapolis, IN, Craig Bryan, Pamela
Meyer, and Lee McCue of Denver, CO, and Cyndi Cummings of Austin, TX,
now stand among a connected group of trained professionals who have a
clear sense of shifting demographics and are capable of responding to
the distinct housing concerns and options that seniors face,” said Nikki
Buckelew, President and Founder of the Seniors Real Estate Institute
out of Austin, TX.

Noting that the aging population will
likely have an a greater impact on the real estate market than any other
factor for the remainder of this decade, Buckelew observed that,
“first-time home buyers are frequently covered in the media and sought
after by real estate agents, but it’s extremely rare that last-time home
sellers are singled out as a segment with specialized needs. Professionals
such as Lisa Parrett, Craig Bryan, Pamela Meyer, Lee McCue, and Cyndi
Cummings clearly understand that it’s time to shift outdated industry
dynamics,” Buckelew observed.

CSHPs are on the leading
edge of industry trends and they are connected to a community’s entire
network of professionals, ensuring that seniors are aware of the full
range of their options and that the transition occurs smoothly.

a 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Report, Buckelew noted that between 2000 and
2010, there was a 15.1 percent increase in the 65-and-over segment of
the population. At the same time, there was a 31.5 percent increase in
the 45 to 64 year old segment – Baby Boomers who represent the largest
demographic block in the history of the United States are entering
retirement age at a rate of 10,000 a day. At the other end of the senior
adult spectrum, U.S. Census Bureau data indicate that the 90-and-older
segment of the population nearly tripled over the past three decades and
is expected to quadruple over the next 40 years.

Statistics such
as these, point to millions and millions of seniors who will be selling
their homes: an estimated 11.3 million throughout the current decade,
and that number is expected to reach 15 million between 2020 and 2030.

such, professionals who seek out the expertise and demonstrate the
commitment to serve this segment of the population with compassion and
connectedness, are serving more than senior clients and their families,”
Buckelew said. They represent a significant asset to their entire community.


positioned to spearhead a real estate coaching and training company
that is sharply focused on the seniors market, Buckelew is 20-year
veteran of the real estate industry with degrees in Gerontology and
Counseling Psychology. Prior to launching her career as a trainer and
coach – and receiving considerable industry renown in this arena – she
headed a mega real estate agent team that specialized in serving older

For more information on the Seniors Real Estate Institute® (SREI) or the CSHP® designation, go to 





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