House to Home Relocation is entering its sixth year of business and has just renewed its membership with NASMM for year 2016!
HTH is participating in the NASMM food drive November 3-14 with partner The Princess Martha, in downtown St. Petersburg at 411 1st Avenue N, St. Pete 33701..Please drop by to donate a nonperishable food item in the collection bin. All food donated will be brought to the St. Pete Free Clinic (www.stpetersburgfreeclinic.org). St. Pete Moving and Storage (www.stpetemoving.com) is an affiliated mover with Move for Hunger. Thanks for participating towards our 10,000 lbs goal.
House to Home Relocation attends the 2013 National Association of Senior Move Managers (www.nasmm.org) Conference in St. Petersburg, FL Jan 19-23, along with 400 members of the association and 40 industry partners. The intense conference offered training and industry updates from 8:30 to 4:30 daily with speakers from all over the country.
They addressed many topics such as ethical and legal issues, practices in operating a senior move management business, providing value to our clients, using social media platforms to enhance senior move management opportunities, topics on organizing, helping hoarders, designing new spaces for clients, plus many more related topics.
Barbara is pictured above with Jennifer Pickett, NASMM’s Associate Executive Director at the NASMM registration booth, and another picture of Barbara with Rita Rodriguez, SMM of Seniors Moving Forward here in Tampa Bay, and Leann Moore, SMM of A Stress-Less Transition, also of Tampa Bay.
Kim Linder, Tampa Bay’s radio show host of The Caregiver Hour, hosts The New Age of Caregiving Symposium kick-off event, Wednesday, July ll. Click on link for details. Also Save the Date—Friday, November 16, for The New Age of Caregiver Symposium with keynote speaker Lee Woodruff, author, CBS This Morning contributor and caregiver for her husband, Bob Woodruff, ABC News correspondent, during his recovery from injuries suffered in a roadside bomb in Iraq. Portion of proceeds benefit Suncoast Hospice. It’s the Tampa Bay area’s “unique event devoted to caregivers.” www.thecaregiverhour.com
House to Home Relocation Owner Barbara Marshall is pictured with business colleague and friend Sheryl Hunter, J.D. and CEO, Lifelines Academy & Network (www.lifelinesacademy.com), and Dr. Kevin O’Neil, Chief Medical Officer, Brookdale Senior Living (owns communities throughout the US, www.brookdaleseniorliving.com)
Sheryl invited Barbara to attend a dinner this week at the Tampa Yacht & CC Club to learn more about Brookdale’s new memory care facility opening up in South Tampa soon (Horizon Bay Memory Care by the Bay). Dr. O’Neil was the keynote speaker and is an acclaimed geriatrician and founder of Brookdale’s Optimum Life program.
Also pictured is Tally Nelson, Sales and Marketing Director for the soon-to-open facility.
Interview with Jo-Ann Sloan, Real Estate Professional, and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), and National Association of Realtors (NAR) Instructor, Pinellas Realtor Organization, Clearwater, Florida, April 2, 2012
1. Why should Real Estate Professionals be trained as Senior Real Estate Specialists?
There are many advantages to making the Senior market a niche, and I will emphasize two distinct reasons to attain the SRES designation. First, the boomers are coming and we need to be ready for them. The largest and wealthiest buyer’s group in the country is made up of Baby Boomers. Understanding what motivates this mature demographic can make a Real Estate Professional’s business boom.
Another reason is that a real estate professional facilitates a major life changing event, especially when it comes to seniors. For the elderly it may be their last move and a lot of consideration and compassion is needed. Training and education can help the real estate professional develop understanding and empathy for 55+ real estate clients and customers. Read more