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The SRES® designation was originally developed by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council® in 1998 to focus on older adult needs of home buyers and sellers.

It became an official member of the NAR family of designations in March 2007. 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. There are more than 16,000 active members of the organization world-wide. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is North America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.


Use of the logo without being awarded the SRES® designation is a federal trademark infringement and a violation of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Code of Ethics, Article 12.

Use of the SRES® logo is limited to only those SRES® members who have earned the designation and are members in good standing with the SRES® Council and THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, and the SRES® logo are trademarks, service marks, membership marks, and/or logos of the SRES® Council. All such marks are the property of the Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education, a wholly owned subsidiary of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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