What is a Military Relocation Professional?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with All American Home Group DRE# GA370524 & TX0625050

Are you preparing for your next Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move? Going through frequent moves is part of military life. Even if you have done it many times, these moves can be quite stressful so it is best to have the help of a professional. 


A Military Relocation Professional (MRP) is an individual who works with military service members. She assists both current and former military service members. An MRP helps them to find the best housing solution suitable to their needs and situations. She is certified by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). An MRP can also assist service members in taking full advantage of military benefits and support.


In this article, you will find out more about how a Military Relocation professional can make your PCS move to Corpus Christi TX more manageable. 


Military Relocation Professional Certification


An MRP is a real estate professional who is an expert in all things military real estate related. However, this certification is by no means automatic. To get certified, an agent must put in a considerable amount of time and effort. 


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First, the agent should be in good standing with the National Association of REALTORS®. Then, the agent should complete the one-day Military Relocation Professional Certification Core Course. After that, the agent must also finish 2 one-hour webinars. Then, he has to submit an application, including payment of the $195 application fee.


Working with a Military Relocation Professional


Just got your PCS orders to Corpus Christi TX? Do you need to sell your home quickly and plan your relocation? All these can be overwhelming. You need someone who truly understands the ins and outs of military relocation well. 


A military move is different from a regular move. You need a Military Relocation Professional on your side. Here are some benefits of working with an MRP. 


  • Understands the processes and procedure


Working with a Military Relocation Professional is highly recommended. She knows the processes and procedures involved in a military relocation.


Your MRP speaks your language. She understands VA Financing, Military Benefits, and BAH Rates. She also knows the VA Loan Limits, Relocation Requirements, and other military protocols. Moreover, she understands how these things affect your relocation and housing options.


  • Knows the ins and outs of the neighborhoods


One of the best things about working with an MRP is that she fully understands the area she works in. You get access to market knowledge, neighborhood background, and important real estate insights.


This will be useful when making decisions about the kind of neighborhood you want to live in. Other factors like commute time and proximity of great schools are also considered. Your MRP will help you pinpoint the best areas suited to your lifestyle and needs. 


Your MRP knows that you may be unfamiliar to the city you are relocating to. She also understands that you might not have the time to research. Your MRP will be your boots on the ground. 


  • Follows strict deadlines and schedules


A PCS can happen on the spur-of-the-moment for many active duty service members. Your MRP knows that time is of the essence.


She understands that an active duty personnel shops for a home on a strict timeline. She knows that a service member may go through the complete process all in a long weekend. Your MRP will do all that is necessary to make sure everything falls within your timeline. 


  • Assists with VA financing 


A VA mortgage loan is one of the most useful military benefits. VA loans are backed by the federal government. However, they are issued through private lenders. These loans have generous terms, such as no down payment and no mortgage insurance. There are also no prepayment penalties and limited closing costs.


Having a mortgage backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can significantly improve your purchasing power. It can also help you secure better rates. 


Like all home loans, VA Mortgages have considerable details and information to review. Your MRP can help you check these and connect you with trusted VA lenders.


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  • Saves you time


Searching for a new home can be time-consuming. However, you don’t have to spend hours and hours in front of the computer in search of your next home. Your MRP will handle everything and make the entire process more convenient for you. Once your MRP identifies what you are looking for in a property, they can remove options that do not match your criteria. 


  • Understands complex transactions


Buying a  home is a highly complex transaction. It needs meticulous attention to detail and negotiation skills. With an MRP by your side, you have a specialist who fully understands the laws and regulations surrounding real estate and properties. 


Your MRP will help you purchase a home without any complications along the way. You will have peace of mind from a financial and legal standpoint. Working with a Realtor® with NAR’s MRP certification is a specialist who understands your specific real estate requirements. 


  • Handles the paperwork


Along with the purchase of a home comes a significant amount of paperwork. This can include the deed, bill of sale, transfer tax declarations, affidavit of title, and more. 


Your MRP knows how to get through this paperwork quickly, efficiently, and accurately. Your MRP will also help you track the paperwork and ensure that everything is signed and complete. 


  • Deals with the negotiations


Your MRP will always strive to get the best possible deal for you. You will have someone negotiating on your behalf. You will have the freedom to get exactly what you want without being the bad guy. Your MRP is trained to build a quality offer and negotiate any details of that offer on your behalf. 


  • Considers future plans


Your MRP is one step ahead by taking into consideration not just your current move but your next one too. She can get you a home that's easy to sell two to four years from now when you have to make another PCS move.She can also look into the potential of putting up your home for rent at the end of your current assignment. Your MRP understands the importance of taking a long-term perspective and preserving trust. 


Military Relocation to Corpus Christi TX


Corpus Christi is a port town on Mexico's Texas Gulf Coast. The city and its surrounding areas are culturally rich and diverse. You’ll find the best educational opportunities here in Corpus Christi. We also have a great climate, outstanding healthcare facilities, and a strong economy. 


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Corpus Christi is home to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. It provides 6,200 civilian jobs to the local economy, making it the single largest employer in the city. The mission of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is to support the aviation training activities and the operations of tenants. Many military families and retirees are drawn to the city’s affordable and laid-back lifestyle.


Are you preparing for your military relocation to Corpus Christi TX? A PCS move is challenging for the entire family. We know the obstacles militaries must overcome in order to have a successful military relocation. Finding the right city, neighborhood, and home is not easy to do on your own. That is why we at American Home Source Realty Team have MRP’s to make this transition smooth and enjoyable. 


Call either one of us: Elizabeth Straessle or Tara Morgan from the All American Home Source Realty team, at 361-878-8000. We understand what military buyers are looking for, as well as the ins and outs of military moves. Let us help you experience a smooth PCS move to Corpus Christi TX. Thank you for your service! 


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Comments (4)

Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
WordPress Real Estate - IDX, RESO Web API, CRM

Hi Elizabeth Straessle, MRP, great blog on MRPs. The value they provide to service members and their families is immeasurable.

Aug 12, 2020 01:55 AM
Elizabeth Straessle, MRP

Realtyna Inc Thank you.

Jan 07, 2021 06:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, assisting our military families with their real estate needs is so rewarding! 

Aug 12, 2020 06:39 AM
Elizabeth Straessle, MRP

It is! Thank you Joan Cox.

Jan 07, 2021 06:02 AM