Tammy Olivas of Dickson Realty’s Sparks office has earned both the ePro Certified® designation and the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) designation, the company announced today. Ms. Olivas successfully completed a comprehensive training program specifically designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale of a home. With more than 70% of consumers beginning their real estate research on the Internet, e-PRO certified agents have the experience and expertise to meet the demands of today’s buyer and seller.

“The real estate industry has undergone a fundamental change over the past several years,” said Olivas. “A majority of consumers are taking the time to conduct their own research prior to contacting an agent. In turn, real estate professionals must be knowledgeable of how technology can assist them in serving the needs of the buying and selling public.”

Ms. Olivas also joins more than 16,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the SRES® designation. She successfully completed a comprehensive course in understanding the needs, considerations, and goals of real estate buyers and sellers aged 55 and older. The 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 16,000 active members of the organization world-wide. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

“By becoming an ePro agent, I can stay at the leading edge of technology and identify, evaluate and implement new Internet business models. I’m always looking for the best ways to offer my clients the best value and service. My ePro and SRES training helps me ensure customer satisfaction — my number one priority,” Olivas explains.

To contact Tammy Olivas for more information about the ePro and SRES designations, please call Tammy at 775. 846.3489 (cell), or e-mail Tammy at Tammy@TammyOlivas.com. To learn more about ePro, visit www.epronar.com. To learn more about the SRES Council, visit www.sres.org.