Seniors Real Estate Specialist®

What is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) Realtor?

Created by the National Association of Realtors, the Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is for REALTORS® who are educated to meet the special needs of maturing Americans. Agents who gain the SRES designation complete a set of training courses that specifically address senior real estate needs. They also cultivate networks of specialists in related fields such as estate planning and tax counseling to provide the best experience for their clients.

Unlike many conventional realtors, SRES agents believe in a supportive and informed no-pressure approach to buying and selling real estate; they are prepared to suggest housing alternatives to buying a new home, or ways that enable a senior to age in place. SRES professionals are also trained to identify senior resources in communities to help clients find the best fit for their lifestyle, should they decide that moving is the best option.

Whether you are considering aging in place, downsizing, upsizing, relocating, or even purchasing an investment property, navigating the ever-changing world of real estate can be confusing, even for experienced home buyers. Those over fifty are often savvy shoppers, but they can still benefit from using a knowledgeable SRES realtor. Benefits of using an SRES agent include:

Creating a customized approach to your living situation that fits with your goals.

Awareness of options like senior-based communities and aging-in-place needs.

Understand and explore ways to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses and generate income, or how to find the financial assistance needed to help you remain independent longer.

When approaching retirement and planning real estate changes over the age of fifty, an SRES realtor is a professional who actually works for you and has the experience and training to understand your unique challenges when it comes to housing.


Julie Chesne

As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), we provide a knowledgeable, experienced and customized approach to all your age 50+ real estate needs. We counsel on relocation, refinancing, or selling your family's home. We provide what few can with our one-stop approach, from decluttering, organizing a move, improving your property for the best return on your investment, staging, negotiating, and managing the sale from start to finish. And we do it all with the patience, professionalism, and expertise you deserve.

Jen Hallgren

In order to live a simpler life you must remove the clutter. This does not always mean getting rid of everything, just thoughtfully organizing the things around you. I love seeing my clients once they realize what a difference it is living in an organized space. Living in the city for the last 25 years with two kids and two dogs, space has not always been a luxury. I learned to simplify and reduce unnecessary clutter by organizing spaces so that they are functional and easy to use. 10 years ago I decided to use this passion and skill to work with clients to simplify and organize their surroundings. Carefully Curated has worked with private residences, businesses, and restaurants to make everyday space more simple and functional. I can not wait to work with you to show that an uncluttered space gives you a sense of calm, peace, and tranquility.

To learn more about Seniors Real Estate Specialists® and what I can do to help you achieve your goals for retirement and a happy home over age 50, please give me a call at 773-807-8580.


JULIE CHESNE - Realtor, Founding Member, ABR, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, RENE, SRES
(773) 807-8580 |
🏡 Guiding you home to peace with integrity.

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