Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support
BRANDON, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2015) – Kristi Sargent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. Sargent is a Sales Executive with the firm’s Brandon/Valrico office, located at 3228 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd., Valrico, FL.
The National Association of REALTORS® confers the MRP certification to REALTORS® who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits. When military staff 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. REALTORS® who earn this certification know how to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.
“Homeownership is an important part of the fabric of America, and having a stable home environment is vital when men and women of the military are called away to serve their country. Working with a REALTORÒ who understands specific needs and timetables related to military service will help make their transfers easier, faster and less stressful,” said NAR President Gary Thomas.
“As the wife of a U.S. Marine, Kristi has experienced first-hand the anxieties often associated with transferring military personnel,” said Erik Kaukonen, Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. “Her dedication to her work and desire to help make the home buying process less stressful for our military men and women is evidenced by this certification.”
The certification provides NAR’s members with resources to accommodate current and former military service members at any stage of their military career, and is an approved elective for NAR’s Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR®) designation. To earn the MRP certification, REALTORS® are required to be in good standing with NAR; complete a one-day MRP certification core course; complete a pre-class readings to learn military background information and better understand important acronyms and military culture; and complete two webinars.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group has 16 offices located throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. Locally owned and operated since 1959, the company offers residential, commercial, property management, relocation, home warranty, title, mortgage, and insurance services. For more information please visit the company website at www.bhhsfloridaproperties.com.