Jelen, DarleneWyckoff, NJ  — Darlene Jelen with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors in Wyckoff has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

Darlene joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation.  All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older.

Working with seniors to meet their housing needs requires an expert understanding of their lifestyle and financial needs, and the SRES® designation means that a Realtor® has that understanding. Whether they are buying, selling relocating or refinancing, seniors can be confident that a Realtor® designated SRES® will be able to help them every step of the way.

SRES® Council, founded in 2007, is the world’s largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing senior clients in real estate transactions. There are more than 15,000 active members of the organization world-wide.

NAR, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

In addition to the SRES® designation, Darlene also holds the ABR® designation, which stands for Accredited Buyers Representative. A Realtor® who has earned an ABR® designation has an established track record, with proven experience in representing the concerns of home buyers.  The ABR® designation is awarded through the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, or REBAC, which was founded in 1988 to promote superior buyer-representation skills and services. REBAC is an affiliate of NAR.  Darlene also has earned the SFR (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource) and ePRO certifications and is a Certified Relocation Specialist.

Darlene will be celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary this year with her husband, Chet, also a Realtor® with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Abbott Realtors.  They are the proud parents of one daughter, Dana, who lives in Hoboken and are pet parents to two adorable Toy Poodles, Pepper and Peanut.  Darlene is a lifelong resident of Bergen County and has lived in Mahwah since 1998.

Darlene can be reached at 201-995-7770 or Darlene.Jelen@gmail.com.  Please visit her website at www.UpperBergenCountyHomes.com.