Posts Tagged 'caregivers'

Why Senior Living Communities Resist REALTORS

Written on January 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

In visiting with senior community representatives across the country, they express some common frustrations when it comes to dealing with the REALTOR community. You may not be guilty of any of the infractions listed below, but you may have to overcome the negative impressions left by agents who have come before you.

Here are 5 of the 10 most common challenges 55+ communities have with local real estate agents:

1. Asking for business before building rapport (a relationship).

Marketing and sales representatives at retirement communities report that agents often come in and give their “pitch” expecting them to refer their …


5 Facts for Serving Seniors- Are You Equipped?

Written on January 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

There is no doubt that our communities are aging. More and more seniors are staying in their homes longer, and by the time they decide to move - or most often find they don’t have a choice - they need a lot of help.

Now more than ever, REALTORS are looked to for their expert knowledge and guidance for one of the most difficult life events that seniors will experience.

The question is: Are you equipped?

Consider these thoughts as you find yourself serving an older adult client...

1. As America ages, it is not uncommon for people to live …


CAUTION: All lessons time sensitive

Written on September 7, 2011 at 11:40 am

Reflecting on the mentors in my life in my last blog, Gotta Have It to Give It,  has caused me to rewind a bit into my upbringing and recall the host of mentors in my life that have contributed in countless ways to where I am now...the current day version of Nikki Buckelew.

Undoubtedly everyone interprets the word “mentor” differently and so I even found myself searching for my own version of the definition of mentor in my life.

I came to the conclusion that it is someone who:

  • Left a significant positive emotional imprint on my heart through their

How old is OLD?

Written on May 26, 2011 at 11:00 am


If you ask around, most people will probably say something like, “age is a state of mind,” or “you are only as old as you feel.”

Well, I say that is horse manure! Those are the politically correct answers when in fact if you pushed people to give you a number they would ... and every person’s number would be different based on his or her respective life experiences.

Let’s call this "programming" or "conditioning" around aging.

It's an "attitude."

T. Harv Ecker talks about a formula that looks like this, P-T-F-A-R. Programming leads to thinking, thinking leads to …