Frequently-Asked Questions . . . 

  • What's the difference between the ASA & the American program, SRES?

    This is in the top-3 most common questions we get. The responses in the chart below are based on the personal experiences of the author, having just re-taken the course in November 2011.

  • PLEASE NOTE: The SRES discount can only be applied when we are hosting the course. At other times, such as when the course is hosted by a real estate board, the discount will be given via an extended free membership period once the course is completed.

  • What credit cards do you accept?

    We accept Visa & Master Card only. We can also accept certified cheques or money orders made payable to The Academy for Seniors Real Estate, however, we must receive the certified cheque or money order at least 10 days before start of class.

  • What are the qualifications for membership in The Society of Accredited Senior Agents?

    To obtain the Accredited Senior Agent designation, which gives membership in the Society, you must meet all of the following criteria:

    1) Completion of the two-day course as presented by The Academy For Seniors Real Estate, Inc.

    2) Payment of prescribed fees (class includes first 6 month's membership)

    4) Have a minimum of three years real estate experience (can be in various disciplines other than directly in real estate sales - contact us if in doubt). NOTE: There are exceptions to this policy.

    5) Have no formal complaints at your provincial body, either current or pending, and not be an undischarged bankrupt.

  • Why should I earn the Accredited Senior Agent designation?

  • In simple terms, niche marketing. Given that the mature and senior market is going to dominate Canadian real estate for the next three decades, it makes sense to have a good understanding of this booming market, to be able to get your share of the listing and buying activity and most importantly - to learn how to drive business to come to you!There are many other additional benefits, such as teleseminars to help your business, discounts, bonus programs and the fact that our promotional support across Canada is focussed on our members - we are constantly working to educate the public to seek out Accredited Senior Agents. Canada does not have one authority that recognizes designations in real estate. Unlike universities or colleges which give degrees, designations belong to trade associations and are governed by their individual bodies.

    In addition to this, as we cover in detail in the class, you gain access to more than 50 tools to help you in your business - free reports, booklets, presentations, scripts, postcards, etc.

  • I am not a senior, does that mean that I cannot earn the designation?

    We purposely named this “The Senior Agent” not the “Senior’s Agent.” The difference is that you are a Senior Agent. The designation denotes a broker or salesperson who has earned their stripes by taking the course and the exam and who has been in the real estate industry for at least 3 years. You become a Senior Agent. You promote yourself as a Senior Agent. You can be in your 20s and become an Accredited Senior Agent.

  • What are the annual dues?

    $12 per month plus HST and dues commence 6 months after completion of the course. We include the first 6 month’s dues in all course fees. An annual payment option is available for $99 + HST.

  • Why do I have to pay annual dues?

    The short answer is: We require annual dues to run the association as staff must be in place and promotion is a key ingredient in making the Accredited Senior Agent program a success. Part of your dues go toward promotion for you and all members. 

  • Will I automatically make more money with this designation?

    Answer. No! As we teach in class, “without promotion something terrible happens - nothing!” You must promote and let the public know that you have earned this prestigious designation and that you have the skills and knowledge to assist them and their families. Each member must promote the designation from basic print advertising to good website pages.

  • What are some of the benefits to me belonging to this association?

    Main answer, recognition. Due to our promotion policy, our focus is with driving business to our members. We ensure that the designation is before the Canadian public and that includes lawyers, financial planners, other agents, and users of real estate services. As well, we will offer our members various benefits from discounts with retailers to seminars and promotional material. Also, you will be able to network with fellow ASA members across Canada for referral business.

    As a member, you will have access to the members-only content area where you can download free reports, presentations, newsletters, and more tools to help you grow your business. These reports are for use with both the public and your professional sphere of influence.
  • What are your cancellation and refund policies for the courses?

    We do not give refunds. Should a class be cancelled or rescheduled, you will be given the option of a refund or transfer of your registration. You are free to sell your seat to someone else should you wish, however, they will have to pay you for the course registration.

  • I don't want to give my credit card information online - can I phone it in?

    Yes you can. What you need to do is go to the registration site and complete all of the information required. Processing your card by telephone costs us an extra $18 + HST, and we do pass this cost directly on to you.

    All fees above are subject to HST.

  • I can't find my email with the course downloads - can you send it to me again?

    You can download them by logging in to the Members Area and going to the Members-Only Content page.

  • How do I log into the Members-Only part of the site for the first time?

    Go to http://ASAMembers.com and type your email address into the Log In box then click on Forgot Password. Follow the instructions.

    NOTE: If you do not receive an email in your Inbox within just a few minutes, you are likely using an email different than the one we have on file for you. Check your Spam/Trash/Junk folders for an email from us or Wild Apricot and if no sign of it, email me with your email address and we will look into it just as soon as we can.

ASA or Accredited Senior Agent is NOT the name of any course that the Registrar REBBA 2002 (RECO) has approved. The completion of these 2 x 1-day courses completes the educational requirements for the Accredited Senior Agent program.

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