Fort Walton Beach, FL – March 27, 2017 — Deneen Sufnar with Platinum Real EstateAssociates of Keller Williams Realty Emerald Coast has been awarded the nationally recognizedMilitary Relocation Professional Certification. The National Association of Realtors® awardsthe MRP certification to Realtors® who help military personnel, veterans and their families findhousing that lets them make the best use of their benefits and serves the unique needs of militarylife.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional whounderstands 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, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida.

“The MRP certification lets home buyers and sellers know that aRealtor® 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.”

The certification provides NAR’s members with resources to accommodate current and formermilitary service members at any stage of their military career and is an approved elective forNAR’s Accredited Buyers Representative designation. To earn the MRP certification, Realtorsmust be in good standing with NAR; complete the MRP Certification Core Course; complete areading providing background information on the military, included acronyms and understandingmilitary culture; and complete two webinars.

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