Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from Realtor® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Feb. 13, 2016) – We are proud to announce Ken Rogers, Jr. has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification. Rogers is a Sales Executive with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group’s St. Petersburg office, 2330 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL. The National Association of Realtors® awards the MRP certification to Realtors® who help military personnel, veterans and their families find housing that lets them make the best use of their benefits and serves the unique needs of military life.
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 to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.
“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. “The MRP certification assures home buyers and sellers that a 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.”
“Ken’s dedication to his work and desire to help make the home buying process less stressful for our military men and women is evidenced by this certification,” said Tracey Strube, Market President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group. “He has acquired the knowledge and skills to work with veterans and active duty military buyers and sellers to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible to them.”
The certification provides NAR’s members with resources to accommodate current and former military service members at any stage of their military career. To earn the MRP certification, Realtors must be in good standing with NAR; complete the MRP Certification Core Course; complete a reading providing background information on the military, included acronyms and understanding military culture; and complete two webinars.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group has 22 offices located throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Highlands, 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.