I understand how overwhelming this type of move can be and the emotions that many seniors face during this transition. I am here to help with this chapter of their lives and make it as seamless as possible.
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Fountain Hills, AZ (PRWEB) June 30, 2015
The Senior Housing Professional Certification (CSHP) exists to educate and equip senior housing and real estate professionals across North America to effectively navigate the complexities of late-in-life moves.
“Working towards this certification has given me a great deal of insight into how best help the seniors in my area with downsizing into more manageable homes or into Senior Living Communities. I understand how overwhelming this type of move can be and the emotions that many seniors face during this transition. I am here to help with this chapter of their lives and make it as seamless as possible,” said Erica.
CSHP educates real estate professionals about the unique circumstances that senior adult clients and their families face when making this transition and teaches them how to provide the services needed for a successful move.
Erica went on to say, “For those not ready, I suggest downsizing at home by reducing your possessions before you need to move. When the time is right, moving will be much easier and will hopefully bring new adventure into your lives.”
Fountain Hills, AZ, is where her niche market is, with more than 1,000 of its homeowners over seventy, although not considered a retirement community. “There is quite a need for real estate professionals who understand late-in-life moves,” West stressed, before adding, “seventeen percent of the population in the United States is elderly and there is a growing need. There is so much attention paid to first time buyers, and not nearly enough to seniors.”
Erica West, licensed by the State of Arizona, has more than thirty-one years of experience. She has appeared on a CBS affiliate television news program as a real estate expert and her marketing ideas have been included in two books by real estate coaches, Bernice Ross and Mike Ferry. West has also written a weekly "Let's Talk Real Estate "column in the local newspaper, a weekly blog on her website and authored a chapter in a best seller motivational book, “Transform”.
As a skilled certified negotiator and a Seller Specialist Representative, West has sold more than 2,000 homes. She believes in giving back to the community, and has served as a director and president of the Fountain Hills Community Foundation and secretary of the board of the Golden Eagle Education Foundation.
About Erica West - RE/MAX Sun Properties
Erica has been a residential real estate agent since 1984 following an eighteen year career as an educator. Migrating from Massachusetts to Arizona, Erica, her husband and two sons settled in Fountain Hills, where she rode a path to amazing success becoming one of the top 100 Re/Max Real Estate Agents Nationally. Erica's approach to her clients is influenced by her background in education. For more information, please visit: ericawesthomes.com or call (480) 837-7000. Her office is located at 16704 East. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.