Special Agents

A new category of Realtors caters to the needs of older buyers

What quickly became apparent to Rick and Maureen Dailey, after moving to Florida two years ago to care for Maureen's 84-year-old mom, was that the humid Florida climate was not good for the older woman's emphysema. Looking to head north to Delaware so that he and Maureen could be near their adult children, Rick, 60, a former police officer, ended his Internet search for a Realtor when he discovered Re/Max agent Kathy Sperl-Bell's website. Although he had never heard of her Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation, he was so impressed with the info on issues affecting the "mature" client that...

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