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Realtor group offers second-home and resort market courses

NAR announces new certification
Published on Oct 31, 2005

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." The program consists of two core courses and two electives. More information ...

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