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    Gain instant credibility and get the attention of both clients and professionals when you present your personalized Downsizing Made Easy Guide. License includes tools and resources for giving seminars and workshops.

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    An intensive and advanced seniors real estate and housing course focused on both client service and business development. Includes the core curriculum for earning the Certified Senior Housing Professional® designation.

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Jim Holmes Named Legacy Leader 2018

Posted by: Nikki Buckelew



Seniors Real Estate Institute Honors Denver Realtor

Holmes Named 'Legacy Leader' for Outstanding Work with Older Adults

Oklahoma City, OK: Seniors Real Estate Institute names Denver, Colorado real estate agent Jim Holmes as recipient of the 2018 Legacy Leader Award.

Holmes, a Certified Senior Housing Professional, was recognized at the 4th annual Legacy Conference in Oklahoma City for his outstanding service to older adults. The award serves to recognize real estate professionals making a positive difference in the lives of older adults, particularly those relocating or downsizing after retirement.

Holmes, a real estate agent affiliated with Keller Williams Realty DTC in Centennial, Colorado, is a 30 year veteran in the real estate industry. Beyond his vocation as real estate sales associate, his avocation includes a variety of social initiatives supporting successful aging in and around the Denver area.

“Jim’s passion for serving mature home buyers and sellers is inspiring. He approaches real estate transactions as a servant leader with such empathy and compassion for those who are making late life moves. In a world where people are often hurried, Jim takes time assure each and every person involved in the move is cared for and cared about,” explains Nikki Buckelew, co-founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute.

The Seniors Real Estate Institute is a national organization and premier educational provider of advanced training and certification for real estate professionals specializing in the mature market.

The 5th annual Legacy Conference will be held in Oklahoma City, OK, October 16-17, 2019

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Narrow Niche - Wider Opportunity

Posted by: Nikki Buckelew

Narrow Niche – Wider Opportunity

As a part of helping my clients grow their businesses I do a lot of research and reading. Not only does the research help me better coach my clients, it also helps me to focus on practicing what I coach about!

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"It works! I used the outline you gave us in class when touring a senior community today and it was amazing at how differently I was greeted. Now I look forward to visiting more retirement communities and seeing how I can add value to them and their residents!"– Pat Ferguson, Bonita Springs, FL.

"I think this class would be beneficial to any/all realtors who are interested in building their business. The trainers were energetic, passionate, and interesting."– Roy Martin, Fort Wright, KY

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"You learn more than just dealing with seniors. Well worth time and money. "– Pat Fletcher, Indianapolis, IN