Whether you are in the process of completing a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or you are a retired military personnel looking to relocate, it’s always great to get exactly the kind of help you need.
In your research, you might have come across “MRP.” What is it and why is it better for you to work with a realtor who is considered one? Read all about this special type of real estate professional below.
So, what is an MRP?
MRP stands for Military Relocation Professional. It is why this term is usually all over real estate resources for active and retired service members. For real estate agents to become MRPs, they need to undergo a certification program with the National Association of REALTORS® and pass the requirements.
The certification program is not just a simple walk in the park. Here are some of the things realtors have to go through in order to become an MRP:
- A duly accomplished and submitted online application;
- A one-day core course which can be taken in a classroom setting or online. There will be an exam at the end with an 80 percent passing score; and
- Two one-hour webinars covering military relocation and VA home loans.
Interested real estate agents must also be in good standing with NAR and must pay the $175 application fee. Meanwhile, the cost of the entire certification program depends on the chosen format.
If you would like to learn more about the Military Relocation Professional Certification, click here.
Why should I work with an MRP?
Now that we’ve established what it takes for real estate agents to become certified Military Relocation Professionals, you might be wondering, “Do I really need to work with an MRP as I relocate in Las Vegas?”
If you are currently serving in the US military or you’re a veteran, the answer is a resounding yes. Here are a couple of reasons why:
- An MRP will understand your timeframe.
- An MRP knows the ins and outs of military relocation and assistance.
- An MRP will help you decide if it’s better to rent or buy.
- An MRP is an expert on VA home loans, allowances, and entitlements.
Aside from VA home loans, MRP realtors also know the different kinds of allowances and entitlements you can receive because of military relocation.
- An MRP will look for the right housing solutions for you.
Where can I find an MRP realtor?
A quick Google search can help you find an MRP realtor in your location. Right now, however, there is no need to do that. Why? Because you have already found one.
Since 2001, I have been the go-to Military Relocation specialist in the Las Vegas real estate market. If it is military relocation assistance you need, I am the person you can trust.
Feel free to browse my website to find more military relocation resources. If you are ready to start the process or would like to learn more, you’re always welcome to get in touch with me, Loralee Wood, at 702.419.3212 or loralee(dotted)wood(at)cbvegas(dotted)com.