MRP: What it is and why you should work with one

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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:

  1. A duly accomplished and submitted online application;
  2. 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
  3. 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:

  1. An MRP will understand your timeframe.

    If you are relocating because of a Permanent Change of Station, an MRP will waste no time to help you get settled in your new community as soon as possible. As a result, you’ll be able to complete the transfer faster and in a more stress-free manner.

  2. An MRP knows the ins and outs of military relocation and assistance.

    For those who are unfamiliar with the wide array of procedures and processes, an MRP will be able to give you just the type of assistance you need. It is part of the certification program for MRP realtors to completely understand every layer and detail of military relocation. This will help, especially if it is your first time.

  3. An MRP will help you decide if it’s better to rent or buy.

    Not all military relocation ends up in people buying homes. An MRP realtor uses a unique decision-making process that will allow you to easily determine whether it’s best for you to rent for the meantime or purchase a new home in Las Vegas.

  4. An MRP is an expert on VA home loans, allowances, and entitlements.

    Financing is a huge part of military relocation and home buying in general. When you work with an MRP, you get to understand the full scope of your benefits whether you are an active service member or a veteran.

    Aside from VA home loans, MRP realtors also know the different kinds of allowances and entitlements you can receive because of military relocation.

  5. An MRP will look for the right housing solutions for you.

    We all have different housing needs. Include the intricacies of military relocation and you need a real estate agent who can find the right housing solutions. MRP realtors, with their expertise on the process of military relocation, will help you find a new home that not only fits your needs but your family’s as well.

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.