Military relocation involves a special set of circumstances and stresses as well as benefits. Not all agents are the same when it comes to helping current and former military members find a new home and to make the experience as simple and enjoyable as possible.
Whether you are buying or selling locally or moving a long distance, it will help to have an agent who understands the needs and options available to current and former military.
What is a Military Relocation Professional?
When military members and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and timetables can make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) awards the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification to REALTORS® who help military personnel, Veterans and their families sell their homes and to find housing enabling them make the best use of their benefits and serving the unique needs of military life. REALTORS® who earn the MRP certification know to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as Veterans. If you are a current or former military member looking to buy or sell your home, consider the MRP certification when you select your real estate agent.
What are the benefits of using a MRP certified REALTOR?
The MRP certification provides resources that enable your agent to accommodate current and former military service members at any stage of their military career. “Service members may only have a couple of days to view properties and make an offer, and others might be deployed at the time and need someone who can represent them while they’re away. Working with a REALTOR® who understands the singular complications that arise with military service can help make the home buying process simpler, faster and less stressful,” said National Association of REALTORS® President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “The MRP certification lets home buyers and sellers know that their REALTOR® knows the ins and outs of military housing benefits, such as zero-down payment loans, and the specific needs service members and veterans have when searching for their new home.”
I am happy to announce that in 2017 I was awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification. This coupled with my own professional work in support of Veterans and my personal experience in relocations as a federal executive make me especially qualified to help you with your relocation.
Where to get more information?
Feel free to Contact Me for more information. Also, click the link below for the NAR brochure with more details about MRP Certification and how it can help you!