New Designation Launched for Active Adult Housing Pros
The NAHB 50+ Housing Council launched a new educational tract and designation specifically for housing professionals in the active adult market ― Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH) — to provide the knowledge, tools and skills to help them succeed.
The NAHB University of Housing is completing a series of initial courses for the designation that cover active adult research and trends, design, and sales and sales training. Additional courses are being developed.
Candidates will be required to successfully complete the courses in order to apply for the designation.
Grandfathered Status Available for a Limited Time
For a limited time, the 50+ Housing Council will allow housing professionals who have a high level of experience and expertise in the active adult housing field to waive the educational requirements and be grandfathered as a CAASH designee.
To be grandfathered, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- A minimum of 10 years experience in the 55+ housing field
- Evidence of 80 elective credits. Elective credits are given for numerous accomplishments, including education, work experience (beyond 10 years), teaching or speaking experience, publishing, awards and industry service.
An induction ceremony and dinner recognizing the initial grandfathered CAASH designees will be held at the 2007 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla. on Monday, Feb. 5. Candidates should apply for grandfathered status by Friday, Dec. 15.
For more information or to apply for grandfather status, visit www.nahb.org/CAASHinfo, call the Professional Designation Help Line at 800-368-5242 x8154, or e-mail CAASHinfo@nahb.com.
The CAASH Grandfather program is available until Dec. 1, 2007.
Save the Date for 2007 50+ Housing Symposium
Mark May 30-June 1, 2007 on your calendars to attend the 50+ Housing Symposium.
The seniors housing symposium is the premier educational and networking event for industry professionals who serve the burgeoning 50+ market.
Visit www.nahb.org/build4boomers for more information.
NAHB Kit Gives Builders Back-to-Basics Tips in Cooling Market
With the current cooling of the nation’s housing market expected to persist into the middle of next year, NAHB has developed a comprehensive online toolkit geared to providing association members with information that will help them prosper in today’s changing business environment.
To access the “Back to Basics” toolkit, you must be an NAHB member and have a login to www.nahb.org. To create a login, go to www.nahb.org/login or click on the log-in button on the main menu bar.
For assistance, call the NAHB Member Service Center at 800-368-5242.
Find Out What Boomers Want
“Boomers on the Horizon: Housing Preferences of the 55+ Market,” available through BuilderBooks.com, can help you better build and market homes to this age group.
Capitalize on the niches, needs and opportunities of this rapidly growing market by learning their preferences. To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.