Do you work with Seniors?

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Yesterday I attended another Senior Roundtable meeting, and came away feeling so fortunate to have this resource available. And happy that fellow Active Rainer Skip Frenzel introduced me to this group.

On a monthly basis professionals who work with Seniors in some capacity or other meet to network, share information and learn from a featured speaker and each other. I've met professional organizers, lawyers specializing in Seniors issues, accountants, representatives from mobility companies, a designer of clothing created for disabled or elderly persons -- a wealth of services that can be of benefit to my Senior clients.

I'm developing a great list of service providers to help my clients when they don't know where to look for solutions to a problem.

If you have a similar group in your area, check it out. You'll be glad you did.

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Tammie White
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN, South of Nashville

This sounds like a great way to network.

Sep 25, 2009 12:25 PM #1
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Ashley Cox
972.978.3109 - Dallas, TX
Dallas City Center Realtors

Lottie - I've been interested in seeing if there are local communities of professionals in my area. Great recommendation!

Sep 25, 2009 12:34 PM #2
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Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker
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Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties

We work with seniors and senoritas and senoras and frauleins and dames and many other great people. lol

Sep 25, 2009 12:34 PM #3
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

You're right, Tammie -- networking opportunities abound. Unlike many other groups, very few Realtors attend these. Yesterday's meeting had about 50-60 people; only 2 Realtors.

Ashley, I hope you find a group near you. Or get ideas from how our groups work and start you own. How exciting would that be?

Heath, thanks for the chuckle--I wanted to think of a witty reply, but it didn't come. Adios, au revoir, sayonara und Auf Wiedersehen

Sep 25, 2009 12:54 PM #4
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Greg Saffell
Kent, WA
Real Estate Broker, Seattle Area Sellers & Buyers

Lottie, It sounds like you get a lot of useful information from this group. The senior market is growing and it does take special skills to provide the services required. Thanks for this interesting post.

Sep 25, 2009 01:01 PM #5
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Glad you found it useful, Greg.

Sep 25, 2009 01:16 PM #6
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Skip Frenzel
Agape Long Term Care/Agape Real Estate - Campbell, CA

Lottie,

I'm so glad you wrote this post, I think everyone in the Bay Area working with seniors should be aware of this fantastic networking and educational resource.  I have recruited most of my team members from this organization, and it's proven over and over again that it is the best single source of finding help with whatever your Senior concern might be.  I wish there was an orginazation like this in every part of the country.  Hopefully, some enterprising Realtor from other parts of the country will start a chapter.

Just to give you alittle more insight on them, the website is: http://seniorroundtable.com.

There are several chapters based on geographic location: Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Central/East Contra Costa, West Alameda, and South County.  Each meets a different day and has a different aganda.  They are all free, open to anyone who wants to attend, and well attended 40-80 people.  Our chapter (Santa Clara) puts on an Adult Resource Fair yearly in Jan.  There is an activities calander for the whole group that you can post your event, an employment section, and because they hold these at a different senior community each month, there is the opportunity to tour that community and get an idea of what is in the area.

SRT is a MUST event for me every month, and I'd really like to get the word out to everyone about it.  Thanks, Lottie for bringing it up.

For additional enrichment of your senior knowledge, please attend my monthly seminars in San Jose as posted on my website (linked on my name on Lottie's blog).  I will also be presenting my seminar on how to work the senior market (The Alchemy of the Senior Market: Turning Lead into Gold") for both RE boards, SCCAOR & SILVAR later in the year.

Oh, don't forget the CAR Expo in San Jose Oct 6-8.

Skip

Sep 26, 2009 10:44 AM #7
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Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

 Lottie

Just finished my SRES classes and we are putting on a senior investment event in 3 week. I have worked with seniors for many years and love it!

Oct 10, 2009 05:28 PM #8
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Hi Trey, I'd love to hear how your senior investment seminar/event turns out -- please post!

Lottie

Oct 11, 2009 09:41 AM #9
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Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Lottie - the best teacher is being a primary caregiver for an aging parent ... you learn fast out of love and a need to provide the best ... looking after my mother put me in touch with so many different groups and services .. you become a walking talking resource for many .... we have shared some with our web viewers on our web sites

Oct 22, 2009 09:12 PM #10
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

Hi Kathy, you absolutely have walked the talk, and I'm sure are a great resource to clients and friends. Hats off to you.

 

Oct 22, 2009 10:26 PM #11
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