Barbara Morris launched Smooth Transitions ® in Louisville, Kentucky in 1995 and now has sixty licensees from twenty-three states, Canada and New Zealand. Morris is the author of Moving for Seniors: A step-by-step workbook and a founding member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). For more information, visit the website at movingforseniors.com.
The National Association of Senior Move Managers, (NASMM) is a non-profit professional association of companies whose goals are to help older adults and their families with all aspects of moving – both physical and emotional. NASMM is committed to providing the compassion, respect and independence to Seniors as they move from one home to another. For information on NASMM, see its website at nasmm.org.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is one of the largest trade associations in the United States and helps its members build communities. Each year, NAHB's members construct about 80% of the new homes built in the United States, both single-family and multifamily.
A federation of more than 700 state and local associations, NAHB represents more than 140,000 members. NAHB also works with federal agencies on regulations affecting the housing industry in areas such as mortgage finance, codes, energy and the environment.
The NAHB in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council, and AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) program to address the growing number of consumers that desire to continue living in a familiar environment throughout their maturing years, and the expertise to design and facilitate modifications necessary to achieve that goal. The NAHB Aging In Place Concept means living in your home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age or ability level.
Maureen Fraser is an NAHB Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS I, II and III)
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is a national organization of real estate brokers, created to promote the real estate profession and foster professional behavior in its members. The association has its own code of ethics to which it requires its members to adhere. The NAR has over 600,000 members nationwide.
The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation is for REALTORS® who want to be able to meet the special needs of maturing Americans when selling, buying, relocating, or refinancing residential or investment properties. By earning the SRES® designation, REALTORS® are prepared to approach mature clients with the best options and information for them to make life-changing decisions.
Maureen Fraser is a 20+ year Broker/Member of the NAR and is an NAR designated Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)