10-31-2005, 11:39 AM
| | A new certification for Realtors Just Announced
Recognizing that the second home and resort real estate segment is growing, the National Association of Realtors announced a new certification for Realtors called the "Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist."
The education-based certification program will be available to NAR members in January 2006. According to a 2005 NAR survey, more than 140,000 Realtors currently work in resort and second-home markets; that's about a 30 percent increase from the previous year.
"The new certification program recognizes the vitality of the second-home market," said Ben Blair, 2005 chair of the NAR Resort & Second-Home Committee. "Serving the resort and vacation real estate market has come of age at a time when the second-home market has never been stronger and savvy buyers increasingly demand the expertise of a real estate professional with proven knowledge of resort and second-home market conditions."
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