Cass A Chies, with Diamond 1st Realty, Palmerton, has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation by the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors.

Chies joins more than 16,000 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.

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 worldwide.

Cass Chies has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation from the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI).

You may contact the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council by telephone, 800-500-4564, email, [SRES[AT]realtors.org], or by visiting the SRES Web site, www.sres.org.

For more information visit www.theRENI.com.