Accessible Alabama – Director of Realtor Education
Associate Broker with Keller Williams
Cindy Monk deploys more than 25 years experience as a Realtor in Houston, San Francisco, and in the Birmingham area for the past 15 years specializing in new construction, property management and resale real estate sales. In 2005, she formed the 50+ Housing Council through the National Association of Home Builders for the Greater Association of Home Builders, she has been dedicated to understanding the housing needs of the Older Adults.
To better help Older Adults and their Families through this process, Monk underwent a rigorous vetting and educational curriculum to achieve the prestigious designation of Certified Senior Housing Professional of the Seniors Real Estate Institute.
Cindy’s dedication to helping Older Adults extends far beyond serving as a Realtor Since 2012, Cindy sits on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Coalition for Culture, a group that works to improve living conditions for seniors. Also in 2013, Cindy worked with the City Council and Mayor to have the city officially proclaim every August 21 hereafter as National Senior Citizens Day in Vestavia Hills. From 2013-2014, she serviced as Director of Realtor Education for Access for All creating educating real estate professionals and consumers statewide regarding accessible housing for all.
Currently she is in the process of creating presentations and courses for Caregivers under the name of Your Future Your Plan. We are scheduled to present a five-week series through Brookdale Senior Living titled Daughters to Daughters in April of 2015. Also schedule in August of 2015 we are presenting a 3 part course providing continuing education units and another course in October titled hosted by Samford University to be offered to parish nurses, ministers and consumers. Additionally, she regularly conducts classes on decluttering, “Downsizing Made Easy” and “Moving Mom and Dad.” As an additional benefit to these presentations she host two garage sales a year in Vestavia Hills.
Designations achieved are Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM), Certified Aging in Place (CAPS), Certified Senior Housing Professional (CSHP).
Other accomplishments are President of Springville Chamber of Commerce. She has served as a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused children, Family Facilitator for National Association of the Mentally Ill (NAMI).
Her past experience and in-depth approach has resulted in forming a team of experts to best serve the older adults as they become aware of their new normal while journeying through many options in preparation of deciding to age in place or move to a new home or a retirement community. Currently she is an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty. She maintains, “I am first a senior advocate, then a realtor and my goal is that we should be happier in the next place we move to.”