Smith earns elite designation to assist senior citizens with unique housing needs

Tue, 03/13/2007 - 1:43pm
By: The Citizen

Prudential Chandra Smith

Of the more than 1 million agents who hold a real estate license in this country, Realtor Chandra Smith has just earned a real estate designation held by only one in 10,000 agents. Known as the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation, it’s offered by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council (SAREC). Based in California, the SAREC helps Realtors do target marketing to this population group as well as providing Realtors with special reports geared toward seniors= concerns with buying and selling residential real estate.

Chandra Smith got the designation so she could be better informed about assisting older Americans with making wise decisions when it comes to selling a family home, buying rental property, or managing capital gains and other tax implications.

According to the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, the number of people age 65 and older in Georgia is growing twice as fast as the growth rate estimated for younger individuals. As of 2002, there were more than a half million seniors in the metro Atlanta areaCa group large enough that it would be among the 25 largest cities in the U.S.

A local graduate of North Cobb High School and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor=s degree in Management Science, Chandra and her family live in Fayette County. A Realtor with Prudential Georgia Realty=s Fayetteville office, she concentrates on residential real estate in Fayette and Coweta counties. Professionally, Chandra is a member of the Fayette County Board of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

An involved member of the community, she is a member of the Brooks United Methodist Church, where she serves on the Mission Committee.
To reach her for more information on the local real estate market, please call Chandra Smith at 678-777-3084 or visit to conduct a complete search of more than 100,000 available properties in metro Atlanta.

Prudential Georgia Realty ( is an independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, a full-service residential and commercial real estate network with offices throughout the United States and Canada. Ranked by Real Estate Magazine as one of the top 100 real estate companies in the United States, the company placed 43rd for most 2005 transactions in the real estate trade magazine’s 2006 Power Broker Report.

For the last three consecutive years, Prudential Georgia Realty has been honored with a Consumers’ Choice Award as Best in Class for Executive Home Sales in metro Atlanta. The firm set another sales record in 2006 with nearly $3 billion in gross real estate sales and broke the 10,000 real estate transaction mark for the second time in its 43-year history.

The company has 22 locations in metro Atlanta and North Georgia and 1,400 Realtors ready to assist families with their real estate needs.

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