Agents at Active Adults Realty in Delaware Earn the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Designation

Active Adults Realty Agents earn the Seniors Real Estate Specialist DesignationLewes, Delaware, March 8, 2018 — Kathy Sperl-Bell, Broker/Owner, Active Adults Realty is proud to announce that all 15 agents have now earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors®.

(Pictured above, left to right, starting in the back row – Donna Beck, John Beck, Bob Greason, Anthony Bell, Bill Bell, Karim Mozher, Al Willis; in the front row, left to right – Marie LaDuca, Elliot Welan, Debbie Shearer, Francine Balinskas, Ingrid Kollist, Linda Chick, Ron Mercante. Not shown is Mike Malone.)

“I am so proud of this great group of agents. They provide the highest quality of service to their clients and they work so well together. Congratulations to all of you for taking two full days out of your already busy schedule to obtain this important education and designation.” said Kathy Sperl-Bell.

Kathy earned her SRES back in 2004 and served on the Advisory Committee for 2 years prior to its adoption by NAR in 2007. Agent Debbie Shearer earned her SRES in 2014 and, in March 2018, the remaining 14 agents attended the two-day designation class at Active Adults Realty headquarters in Lewes, Delaware.

With the assistance of the Delaware Association of Realtors and the staff of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council, Active Adults Realty brought Linda Kody, Broker, SRES, and instructor from North Andover, Massachusetts, to teach this course.

Active Adults Realty is now a 100% SRES brokerage.

“With our clientele of Baby Boomers and recent retirees, many relocating to Delaware from surrounding states and the northeast, our team knew it was important to receive this valuable training,” said Kathy. “Our team joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

“Working with Baby Boomers to meet their future housing needs requires an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES® designation means that a Realtor® has that understanding,” said Kathy. “Whether you are buying, selling, relocating or refinancing, you can be confident that a Realtor® designated SRES® will be able to help you every step of the way.”

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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Approaching retirement and looking to make your move to Delaware? The real estate agents at Active Adults Realty are equipped to handle all the specialized real estate concerns of Baby Boomers.  Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and let our experienced agents help you through this important time in your life.

About Christine Davis

Christine grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Pittston, which is located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served for eight + years at a variety of bases throughout the world, including Holland, Korea, and New Mexico. While in the Air Force, Christine spent most of her time working in the civil engineering career field where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with such a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, and learned so much from each of them. Christine’s last assignment in the Air Force was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and that’s when she discovered the Delaware beaches. Growing up in PA, her family spent time at the Jersey shore. But once she moved to MD, she became one of those many drivers making the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Friday afternoon to visit the Delaware beaches for the weekend. Upon Christine’s separation from the Air Force, she spent a small amount of time working in Washington, D.C., but it didn’t take long before she was drawn to the quiet, slow pace of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, “the nation’s summer capital”. Christine moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1999 and finished her degree in Business at Delaware Tech. At the time she was working for a large physician organization when a friend recommended that she become a REALTOR because she loved helping people and loved looking at homes. She was reluctant for quite a while because Christine didn’t think of herself as a salesperson. But after much urging by her friend, Christine decided to get her real estate license in 2003 and has not looked back since. Christine still doesn’t think of herself as a salesperson, but rather a facilitator between buyer and seller, working toward a common goal. Christine aims to make the process as smooth and fun as possible but also educates the buyer and seller along the way so they can make the best decision possible. Christine now lives in Lewes and although she misses the mountains of PA, she thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, especially Cape Henlopen State Park. Christine’s philosophy in life is that it’s too short. Never spend so much time making a living that you forget how to live.

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