If you know her, you know she gives 120%. We all stay amazed by Jackie...always giving and working for her clients. She cares more than most and works harder than all. She will tell it like it is and let you know all the details to assure you make the decisions that fit you best long term. Jackie works by "referral only" and it doesn't take long for folks to realize that she is the realtor you want.
Jackie has her appraiser's license. Jackie has her realtor license. She brings over 24 years of experience with all the key aspects of buying, selling and determining value of houses. When you combine those skills, that knowledge and the experiences of long term work in the field, life changes for clients.
What does that mean? Jackie has achieved many initials after her name, and what do they mean? Here we go.
GRI: Earning the Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) designation equates to higher level learning about new technology, laws and procedures. Jackie strives to provide sophisticated, professional services, and her completed GRI certainly supports success with clients. She has gained in-depth market knowledge, increased proficiency in a broad array of subjects.
The Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR®) designation is for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients at every stage of the home-buying process.
The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is for REALTORS® who want to be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.
e-Pro (styled e-PRO) is an Internet professional certification program approved by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for its members.
The e-PRO® certification shows consumers that their agent is willing to go the extra mile to provide the most up-to-date and sophisticated service, and truly be a successful agent. Applying advanced technologies and social media strategies to their business plan keeping them on the cutting edge of the industry.
Jackie has studied the real estate needs of seniors for two reasons. First, she recognizes the specific differences seniors deal with as they make decisions about housing and their budget. Second, she wants to help them understand the best way to compliment their lifestyle and still maintain financial freedom.
If you’re in the market for a new home after age 60, you need to think differently than when you were in your 30s. The margin for error is much smaller now, and it will be harder to recover from a poor financial move. Proper risk management is key.
"Jackie is a firecracker of a person. She is ALWAYS working for you and is great about getting back with clients. She has years and years of experience. She knows this area better than anyone I know and I have no doubt that you will love her as she sells your house".
Christine Bartsch is the contributing author for this article regarding working with an agent who is certified in helping seniors.
Do I Need an Agent with SRES Certification?
There’s an age-old debate between the professional world and the academic world about which is more valuable: Experience or education.
In the case of SRES certification, both academic knowledge and experience with seniors’ real estate needs are equally valuable.
Robinson, who is both SRES-certified and a resident in an active, 55+ community, explains:
“SRES training has certainly helped, but being a senior has probably helped more than anything. I recommend that seniors work with a seasoned agent closer to their own age. I would not recommend a new or young agent unless they have significant experience working with seniors. Someone who is over 60 is more able to identify with the specific needs of a senior than someone who’s twenty-five.”
A feeling of security and camaraderie comes when you work with an agent born in the same decade. But senior agents don’t have the market cornered on an understanding of retiree real estate.
Younger agents may have learned the ropes helping their own retirement-aged parents sell their home. Others gain this knowledge working alongside seasoned agents at senior-friendly realty companies.
For agents who without this experience, SRES certification training is a way for them to gain the demographic-specific knowledge they need to better help their more mature clients.
Maybe you’re set on hiring an agent who’s received SRES certification training. Or perhaps you’d rather select a seasoned agent with hands-on experience helping seniors sell real estate. No matter which one you choose, you’ll have an agent who knows how to meet your specific needs.