Today Financial Freedom announced a partnership with the Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES) Council to provide educational content and instruction to SRES member REALTORS® regarding the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program for reverse mortgages. As part of the National Association of Realtors, the SRES designation requires realtors complete an education program to ensure that they’re qualified to meet the needs of home buyers and sellers age 50+.Starting this month SRES members began accessing regularly scheduled webinars and local area seminars about reverse mortgages. Additional seminars will be provided once the new HECM for Home Purchase program is implemented early next year. Once implemented, Financial Freedom and SRES will jointly create helpful tools and guidance to assist SRES members with evaluating a range of options regarding seniors’ homes during retirement.“We are very excited to form a partnership with Financial Freedom who has led the development of the reverse mortgage industry for the last ten years,” said Carol Kairis, Managing Director, SRES spokesperson. “With their expertise and history of first rate training, we are confident that our qualified SRES members will absorb the in-depth knowledge necessary to meet the specific needs of senior home buyers.”“Financial Freedom is delighted to have an opportunity to work with Seniors Real Estate Specialists Council and assist them in their mission to help SRES members with home buyers making informed decisions regarding for what many Americans is their single largest asset – their home,” said Michelle Minier, CEO of Financial Freedom. “Reverse mortgages have proven to be a valuable tool, and the new provisions of the Housing and Recovery Act will expand seniors’ ability to obtain a reverse mortgage with increased benefits and lower costs.” This comes just a few days after Financial Freedom announced a partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars as its official provider for reverse mortgages.
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