Crye*Leike’s Roscoe Kasior Helps Senior Citizens Make Life-Changing Decisions
Decatur, Tenn. – Roscoe Kasior of Crye*Leike Roslin Realty has been named a seniors real estate specialist by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council. This distinction is signified by the SRES designation, a nationally recognized professional designation.
By earning the SRES designation, Kasior has demonstrated that he has the requisite knowledge, experience and expertise to counsel senior clients and to offer senior citizens the appropriate options in making life-changing decisions. As a seniors real estate specialist, Kasior helps senior citizens make wise decisions about selling the family house, buying rental property or moving into a senior community and other issues.
Kasior is the first real estate agent in Meigs, McMinn and Bradley counties to obtain this seniors real estate specialist certification. He is owner and managing broker of Crye*Leike Roslin Realty, located at 17869 Highway 58 North. He and his office’s 12 sales associates serve the real estate needs of buyers and sellers in Meigs, Rhea, McMinn, Monroe, Bradley, Polk and Roane counties in Tennessee.
In addition to securing his SRES designation, Kasior also holds the Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI) designation, which signifies specialization in residential and non-residential brokerage.
“For seniors who have not bought or sold a home in many years, the real estate transaction process can be overwhelming,” said Kasior. “And that’s why I chose to specialize in this area of real estate.”
Additionally, today’s baby boomers are facing unique home buying and selling challenges as they segue into their senior years, she added.
“Today’s baby boomer is far from the typical real estate client,” said the Decatur resident. “Many from this generation are experiencing the unique situation of becoming caregivers to their parents, while raising children and planning for their own retirement. They find themselves in need of identifying a real estate agent who can provide their parents with appropriate living options.”
The baby boomer generation, born between 1947 and 1964, is the largest demographic group now contemplating its senior years, according to a March 2004 report by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council entitled, “Baby Boomers: The Next Generation Seniors Market – Trends That Impact Seniors’ Home Buying and Selling Habits.” Those born in 1947 will be 57 this year, while the number of boomers and seniors will increase by 87 percent over the next 15 years. Last year, 41 percent of all home sellers were 55 years old or older. That number is expected to increase as more boomer homeowners become empty nesters, according to the report.
The Senior Advantage Real Estate Council (SAREC) tracks the special issues and needs of senior property owners and provides education to real estate professionals who make the senior citizens market an important focus of their real estate business. There are more than 8,000 senior real estate specialists in the United States and Canada. For more information about the SAREC, call toll-free at 800/500-4564 or visit their Web site at www.seniorsrealestate.com.
Crye*Leike Roslin Realty is one of 18 franchise offices within the five-state franchise network of Crye-Leike (www.crye-leike.com), a full service real estate company for 27 years and the nation’s 10th largest real estate company and the largest serving Tennessee and the Mid-South. Crye*Leike Roslin Realty is one of 17 other Crye-Leike branch and franchise offices within Crye-Leike’s East Tennessee Region, located in 13 Tenn. counties in Bledsoe, Bradley, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Putnam, Rhea, Roane, Sevier and Washington, including Catoosa County in North Georgia.