Press Release





Billy Ward


Retirement Housing Online

White Plains, NY





DATE: 9/22/08

Real Estate Website Helps Seniors Find Retirement Housing


Site Provides Information for Retirement Housing Properties


New York – September 22, 2008 Finding retirement housing is easier online at In just minutes, seniors can use the service to find the best places to retire. Through the site, seniors can research the real estate market and learn about retirement housing options in the locations they are interested in. By choosing a location, seniors can view a list of available communities in the area of their choice or find a Seniors Real Estate Specialist “SRES” ® that specializes in retirement housing in that specific location. Seniors Real Estate Specialists are REALTOR® qualified to meet the special needs and concerns of maturing Americans.  By earning the SRES® designation, your REALTOR® has demonstrated requisite knowledge and expertise to counsel senior clients through major financial and lifestyle transitions involved in relocating, refinancing, or selling the family home.


Few Realtors® can justify the cost of a national advertising campaign, yet many individuals relocating from out of state would not normally see advertisements in local markets. Seniors and active adults across the nation and worldwide in search of the best place to retire can save a great deal of time by using


William Ward, an energetic former CEO of an IT consulting company in New York City and Steve Olson, a real estate developer in Rhode Island started Olson, in addition to being Vice President of retirementhousingonline and serving on various industry association committees,  is a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB®) 50+ Housing Council Member; Past President & Director of the Rhode Island Builders Association RIBA® and is a CAASH – Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing. Specializing in the 55 and older market, offers communities, seniors and real estate professionals an introduction to one another and facilitates house hunting. "There is economic incentive to research retirement housing on this site because travel takes money and time. People considering several possible areas can connect with communities or specialists that they might otherwise not be able to find," said Billy Ward President of  For people still deciding about the type of community to chose, the site offers descriptions of all forms of adult housing options including active adult communities, senior retirement communities, country clubs, resort properties, nursing homes and assisted living.


“People from across the United States are visiting the site, at a pace far exceeding our expectations,” said Ward "we are adding more locations and professionals to give seniors more selection. SRES® real estate brokers and agents as well as communities are encouraged to sign up for a listing.”