Complete immersion into a project, business endeavor, or the world itself is the way Marc Abouaf has always approached life. This tendency to fully understand and master a situation has served him well over the past 15 years as a San Diego real estate agent. More importantly, it has served his clients well as they benefit from the type of Realtor who relishes the challenge of helping them buy or sell a house in the ever-changing housing market.
A native of Southern California, he works with clients of all ages and lifestyles, but has recently chosen to adopt another unique challenge – the need for agents to do a better job of serving an older population.
Seniors and boomers (adults 55+) face a unique and more difficult set of emotional, financial, and logistical challenges when it comes time to sell or purchase a home. To better serve these clients, Marc set forth on a journey of continuing education, earning the designation of Certified Senior Housing Professional from The Seniors Real Estate Institute, a prestigious course of training and ongoing education that includes a rigorous vetting process for any real estate agent who applies.
"We train our Certified Senior Housing Professionals – like Marc – to be friends, advisers, and business partners with their clients while they navigate the complexities of downsizing," says Nikki Buckelew, founder and president of The Seniors Real Estate Institute.
Marc is especially honored to help older seniors who may lack the assistance and support of family members. "I'm good at coaching my clients through a very challenging transition and emotional time in their lives," he says. "It brings me great joy to watch the positive results of helping seniors – some of whom are very isolated - move into a community of peers and find new friendships again after many years of isolation."
When it comes to selling or buying a house, be it throughout the San Diego Coastal communities, Central San Diego, Downtown, Mission Hills, Bay Park, or Clairemont, Marc Abouaf's complete commitment to his client's best interests makes all the difference in the competitive world of California real estate.
Real Estate Education/Designations
Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP) of The Seniors Real Estate Institute, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Certified Investor Agent Specialist, and Certified Eco Broker
Community Affiliations/Volunteer Activities
Outreach volunteer for "Stand Up For Kids," working to bring needed supplies to at-risk homeless youth living in the streets of San Diego
Three years as a CASA/CASM (Court Appointed Special Advocate & Court Appointed Special Mentor) for "Voices For Children," working with our local foster youth