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. A REALTOR® with the MRP certification understands that when military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their unique needs and timetables makes the transfer easier, faster, and less stressful. Real estate transactions for relocating military personnel are unique in many aspcts. The MRP certification focuses on educating real estate professionals about working with current and former military service members to help them find the housing solutions that best suit their needs and take full advantage of military benefits and support systems that are available.
There are more than 1.1 active duty personnel and more than 22 million veterans in the United States. A REALTOR® with the MRP certification has the knowledge and skills for working with veterans and active duty military buyers and sellers to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible. Extensive training in the VA loan process and understanding of local market trends are vital to ensure that servicemembers and veterans can meet their buying or selling goals efficiently and effectively. Often times for military buyers and sellers, time is of the essence and the budget is not unlimited. REALTORS® that work with the military community have to be very realistic, organized, up-front, clear and concise to be able to make things happen in short periods of time.