According to National Association of REALTORS (NAR) survey, more there are 140,000 REALTORS currently work in resort area and second home markets.
NAR stated we are the first in the Poconos and are 2 of over 500 from across the globe that have the RSPS designation. Below is more information about the designation:
Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist Certification
RSPS certification is offered by NAR Resort for resort and second-home professionals around the world. REALTORS® specializing in resort and second-home markets and interested in demonstrating their knowledge and expertise should pursue the RSPS certification. The RSPS core certification requirements include the NAR Resort & Second-Home Market Course and the RLI Tax-Deferred (1031) Exchange Course. RSPS applicants will also choose from nine different elective choices including courses from the NAR Education Matrix and the NAR Resort Symposium held every 18 months.
Visit the NAR Resort Web site.
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Jeff and Heather Rickert
New Resort Certification to Serve Growing Second-Home and Resort Market
City, State, Date -To better serve the growing second-home and resort real estate sector, a new certification for REALTORS called the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is now offered by the National Association of REALTORS . This certification program was launched in January 2006.
"The RSPS certification program recognizes the vitality of the second home market," said Dennis Johnson, 2007 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."
The program consists of two core courses and two electives. REALTORS or consumers interested in learning more about the program may log on to www.Realtor.org/Resort or contact NAR Resort Specialties at 800/874-6500, Ext. 8393.
An NAR study of second-home buyers showed substantial growth in the second-home market. The study indicated that investment property and vacation homes make up a significant portion of the overall housing market, accounting for more than one-third of residential transactions. Acquiring a second home has grown in popularity over the last 10 years and in particular since 2003. Sales of second homes increased 16 percent in 2004 from the year before. NAR also estimates in a study of second-home owners that the typical vacation-home owner is 59 years old, while the median age of the investment property owner is 55.
|Jeff and Heather Rickert, RSPS
Poconos of PA Real Estate
Vacation Homes/Vacation Rentals
New Home Construction Sales
|Keller Williams Real Estate
601 Bethlehem Pike
Building B, Suite 100
Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Main Office: 215-631-1900
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