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Why You Should Choose Jeanie Elliott To Be Your SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist For Your Active Adult Lifestyle Housing?
April 18th, 2010 5:31 PM

I have completed the requirements and training, and have been awarded the SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association Of Realtors (NAR).  I offer these services in the market areas that I normally specialize in, as an added benefit for my clients that work with me.  The SRES designation awarded by the SRES Council, founded in 2007, is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions, typically affecting age groups 50-55 and up.  There are only approximately 1,600 active members of the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council that have received this designation out of the 1.3 million REALTOR members of the National Association of REALTORS.

In order for a REALTOR/broker to be awarded this designation, they must complete specialized classes and pass an extensive written exam with a high score of competency, in addition to becoming a member of the SRES Council and maintaining their membership in the National Association of REALTORS.  The designation in awarded to REALTORS who have successfully completed the required education courses to learn how to lead senior clients (age 50-55+) through real estate transactions and draw on a network of senior specialists such as CPA's, estate planners, lawyers, clutter and staging experts as well as community resources and services.  In addition, the SRES REALTOR has learned to guide seniors through many complexities that are related to their housing needs, and knows what needs to be addressed as the are helping them review their housing choices for their age, needs, and lifestyle.

Both sellers and buyers  in the 50-55+ age groups and above, can benefit from having the help of a real estate professional who has earned the SRES designation.  In the DFW area that are many newer communities that are designed for the active adult or retirement communities that offer many opportunities, activities, and amenities for the active adult that prefers to live in a community of their peers, and enjoy the active lifestyles in beautiful surroundings.  Some of the areas are gated or guarded communities offering security; others are golf course communities offering tennis, golf, swimming and other outdoor and indoor recreational sports;  and many offer opportunities for the senior homeowners to make new friends and memories, participate in various clubs and hobbies, and enjoy a variety of social and entertainment options in their neighborhood of age restricted custom homes and/or vacation or second homes. 

One of my favorites is the Frisco Lakes active adult community in Frisco, Texas.  This is a highly desirable Del Webb community of permanent residences for the homeowner that is age 55 and up.  At least one resident must be 55 years of age and older, and additional restrictions may apply. (Some residents may be younger than 55).  This is an active adult golf community with custom floorplans, recreational features, and many amenities for the active lifestyle adult.  Some of the opportunities at Frisco Lakes present themselves in their Village Center, featuring the following amenities:  a state-of-the-art fitness center, a multi-purpose room, arts and crafts room, a working library, billiards room with big screen TV, an indoor walking tract circling the fitness center, indoor heated pool with lap lanes, an outdoor pool, two bocce ball courts, and four tennis courts.  The residents have opportunities to participate as much or as little as they like, choosing from over 80 clubs and classes that are organized by the residents themselves, and new residents are free to organize other clubs or classes they enjoy and would like invite other residents to join in the fun.

The Golf Club At Frisco Lakes is an 18-hole championship golf course located within the Del Webb Frisco Lakes Community.  Designed by Gary Stephenson Golf Design (The Linksmen), the front nine weaves its way through the open countryside, and the back nine travels through the current community.  With 5 sets of tees, the golf course has the perfect yardage for all skill levels.  Frisco Lakes is now offering their Player's Club Membership with many benefits to the senior golf pros or those that enjoy golf for hobby or sport and need to take advantage of some of their golf clinics.

Another favorite adult active lifestyle community is in Fairview, Texas.  This golf community, Heritage Ranch, is one of the most desired and finest Golf and Country Club communities in North Texas and the DFW Metroplex areas.  It is a gated community for active adults aged 55 and older, and is located about 25 minutes northeast of Dallas in the growing Town of Fairview, Texas.  Heritage Ranch has 1,144 homes located in a 575-acre country setting, surrounded by rolling terrain, wooded areas and scenic ponds.  Residents have easy access to nearby shopping in the newly opened Villages of Fairview and Villages of Allen shopping centers, malls, restaurants, and recreational facilities, with many more stores opening in the near future. 

Amenities available to residents at Heritage Ranch include controlled gate access, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Arthur Hill, tennis courts, and walking trails near creeks and lakes.  The 24,000 square foot clubhouse has a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurant, library, billiards room, performing arts center, and banquet facilities.  As a seniors community, Heritage Ranch offers residents a fun and entertaining lifestyle coordinated by a full time activities staff.  With so many activities and chances to be involved, it is easy to understand why the Heritage Ranch motto is, "Now the Fun Begins."

The Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club community with its ranch inspired clubhouse surrounded by scenic and lush landscaping create an exceptional experience for their residents and guests to enjoy and "Experience Southern Hospitality," a friendly round of golf, competitive tournaments or host a special celebration.

These are just two of my favorite adult active lifestyle communities that are popular with the  older Baby Boomers and the Mature generations  (Silent and G.I. Generations) in North Texas and Collin and Denton Counties, that I am able to help you with and put my specialized SRES training and 33 years local real estate experience to use to help you find your next home and evaluate the best communities, homes and lifestyle opportunities for your needs, dreams, and goals.

The knowledge, skills, and resources I have acquired through my SRES training together with my 33 years of real estate marketing and sales experience in these local markets and the North Texas and Collin County areas, will be a valuable resource when you are ready to sell your home, townhome, duplex or zero-lot line property you need to sell that is also located in one of these or other similar adult active lifestyle or retirement communities. 

If, on the other hand, you are wanting to purchase in an active adult community like the ones I mentioned above, and are looking for senior living retirement housing, then you would also benefit from having a REALTOR to work with this is not only a SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist, but also an, ABR, Accredited Buyers Representative broker.  I am able to offer both of these services and levels of real estate knowledge to the buyer clients I represent.  I welcome and look forward to your call and any questions,

Let me be your SRES Senior Real Estate Specialist and REALTOR of choice.

Jeanie Elliott, Broker/Owner, SRES, ABR

CHMS, ALHS, SFR, MS in Business & Education

Jeanie Elliott REALTORS, Since 1980

972-612-2277  Direct Office

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Specializing in Lovejoy ISD, Fairview, Frisco, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Prosper, Celina, Lucas, Wylie, Parker, Murphy, Richardson, North Dallas, Collin and Denton Counties Active Adult Communities, Seniors Real Estate, Short Sales & Foreclosures, Luxury Homes, Country Estate Properties, & Land, Fine Homes In Gated Communities and New Custom Homes.



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Posted by Jeanie Elliott, Broker, ABR, SFR, SRES, MS on April 18th, 2010 5:31 PMPost a Comment

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