Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced today that Stuart Bowen, a Realtor in the company’s Los Altos office, has been named a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council (SAREC).  With this new designation, Bowen will specialize in real estate services with older home buyers and sellers. 

As an SRES, Bowen is now part of a nationwide network of real estate professionals who specialize in the legal, financial and personal issues that may affect the 55-plus population.  In addition to learning these skills, Bowen has teamed up with a financial team of professionals, including a tax advisor, attorney and accountant, who can help seniors make wise decisions about selling their homes, buying rental properties, obtaining a reverse mortgage, moving to a senior community, managing capital gains, and estate tax implications of owning real estate. 

Bowen has consistently been a top producing agent specializing in the Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale and surrounding areas.  He was licensed as a realtor in 2002 and has had a successful business partnership with Jo Buchanan for seven years.  Together, they are the Buchanan & Bowen Sales Team, serving the needs of their clients in both buying and selling.  They also specialize in home staging, luxury properties, relocations, and downsizing. 

Bowen’s education and background in high tech, along with his e-PRO designation, gives him a sharp edge that his clients appreciate.  Stuart is active in community organizations including Rotary Club, Relay for Life, and Habitat for Humanity, and is a supporter of local public schools. 

The SAREC tracks the special issues and needs of senior property owners and provides education to Realtors® who make seniors an important focus of their business.  The SRES designation was introduced in 1997 and is nationally recognized. 

More information about the SAREC is available by calling 800.500.4564 or by visiting their website at

Bowen may be reached at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Los Altos located at 161 South San Antonio Road, by phone at 650.949.8506 and via e-mail at