The Krone Team Awarded Prestigious Certified Senior Housing Professional Designations

Recently, it became apparent to Keith and I that older, senior adults – and their caregiver families – require a unique level of expertise when it comes to selling a home and transitioning to a new one. As a matter of fact, it can be an entirely different ballgame than those faced by younger sellers.

As such, we sought out specialized training in this area from experts in the field and are pleased to announce that both Keith and I have passed our examinations and are now fully accredited Certified Senior Housing Professionals of the Seniors Real Estate Institute. We are thrilled to add this to our resume and offer our senior clients an even higher level of skill and knowledge.

Here’s the official announcement from the organization, below:

 Certified Senior Housing Professionals

The Krone Team Recognized for Expertise in Senior Housing

And Late-in-Life Transitions

Prestigious Real Estate and Senior Housing Certification Reflects Knowledge of Distinct
Market and Passionate Commitment to Service

Having recently completed a rigorous two-day curriculum, Keith and Cheryl Krone, Team Leaders of the Krone Team of the Realty ONE group have achieved the prestigious Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) designation from the Seniors Real Estate Institute.

Awarded only to a select number of real estate professionals in any market, the CSHP designation equips senior housing professionals to serve the distinct needs of seniors and their families with an unsurpassed level of compassion, expertise and connectedness.

Demographic shifts and improvements in life expectancy have given rise to senior housing options that far exceed those of previous decades. CSHPs are not only in touch with the full range of options within their communities, they have the specific skills needed to help seniors to get where they want to go – unraveling the complexities involved in downsizing and selling a family home.

“Despite the fact that seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population, this segment of the market remains largely underserved,” noted Nikki Buckelew, Founder and President of the Seniors Real Estate Institute.

Keith & Cheryl Krone (4th & 5th from right) with their CSHP  graduating class

Keith & Cheryl Krone (4th & 5th from right) with their CSHP graduating class

Buckelew, who has a graduate degree in gerontology, pointed to the fact that 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 60 every day for the next 18 years. At the other end of the senior spectrum, the 90-plus segment of the population nearly tripled over the past three decades, and is expected to quadruple over the next 40 years.

“Professionals like Cheryl and Keith have a clear vision of how the real estate market is evolving,” Buckelew added. “As such, they have sought out the training, the resources, and the access to trusted experts within the Phoenix market – from Goodyear to Litchfield Park – in order to serve senior clients and their families at a high level.

“This expertise, combined with a passion to ensure the dignity of elderly clients, is not just a benefit to seniors and their families,” Buckelew emphasized. “It’s a profound asset to the entire community.”

If you are a senior adult or the family caregiver of one and would like information concerning the entire process of “downsizing” (or a late-in-life transition to a smaller home or retirement community) please feel free to contact us here for a no-obligation chat and advice.


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