In an effort to answer growing demand for their training, coaching, and certification services, the Seniors Real Estate Institute recently added several new trainers to their team. These trainers – who are spread across the country – will spend their time conducting seminars near their geographic locales for real estate agents, brokers, senior move managers, and others involved in the senior services industry.
The newest team of trainers experienced an intensive, two day training session themselves at Twin Creeks Country Club in Austin, Texas where Seniors Real Estate Institute co-founder and CEO Nikki Buckelew shared content and best practices for delivery of SREI's signature courses “5 Essential Strategies for Serving Seniors” and “Success in Seniors Real Estate.”
The new trainers also received thorough instruction in how to structure these courses to best equip course attendees to begin the process of receiving designation as a Certified Senior Housing Professional of the Seniors Real Estate Institute.
Buckelew, who logs significant frequent flier miles weekly conducting classes in and outside the U.S., doesn't plan to reduce her travel commitment. “The addition of these new trainers is not a matter of me cutting down my workload,” she explains. “It's about enabling us to conduct more sessions in more cities and better train senior housing professionals in how to effectively serve senior clients.”
The new trainers and Buckelew now convene weekly via tele-conference to refine and improve upon the courses based upon attendee feedback and industry trends.
"Although our trainers are often chosen after showing up as high achievers in our courses, they still are required to undergo a rigorous interview and audition process," explains Buckelew. "They must fully understand and be able to teach both the business building and service aspects of creating a seniors real estate niche."
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|Nikki Buckelew is the Founder and CEO of the Seniors Real Estate Institute and administrator for the Certified Senior Housing Professional® (CSHP) designation. A veteran REALTOR® of over two decades, she holds a bachelor’s degree in gerontology and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. As a professional speaker, coach, and trainer, Nikki is committed to empowering, equipping, and educating real estate sales and senior housing professionals seeking to better serve the mature market segment.