Earning Military Relocation Professional Certification

Cory Liebmann with Homestead Realty, Inc. has been awarded the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification. The National Association of Realtors® awards the MRP certification to Realtors® who help military personnel, veterans and their families find housing that lets them make the best use of their benefits and serves the unique needs of military life.

When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands 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 a Realtor® 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 former military service members at any stage of their military career and is an approved elective for NAR’s Accredited Buyers Representative designation. To earn the MRP certification, Realtors must be in good standing with NAR; complete the MRP Certification Core Course; complete a reading providing background information on the military, included acronyms and understanding military culture; and complete two webinars.

For more information about the MRP certification, visit http://www.militaryrelocationpro.org

New Listing: Brookfield Condo in Great Location!

LivingRoom_Window and FireplaceThis condo has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It is an end unit which gives more privacy than a middle unit.  It has new carpet throughout, a private entrance, two-car garage, and a large open-concept living/dining/kitchen on the main floor.

There is a lot more to like about this Brookfield condo!  See the listing for full details and contact me if you want to schedule a showing!

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Features Buyers Consider Essential

Earlier this month the National Association of Home Builders reported findings from a recent national poll that they conducted.  In the poll they asked buyers what features they considered “essential” when looking for a home. They broke down the rankings by first time home buyers and second time (or more) buyers.  You may find some of the results surprising but if you are a seller, it is always good to know about trends before putting your home on the market.

Here are the top ten for both groups:

First Time Buyers

  1. Living Room (61%)
  2. Laundry Room
  3. Dining Room
  4. Garage Storage
  5. Walk-in Closet in Master Bedroom
  6. Both Shower Tub/Stall in Master Bath
  7. Front Porch
  8. Great Room
  9. 2-Car Garage
  10. Kitchen Double Sink

Second-Time + Buyers

  1. Laundry Room (72%)
  2. Living Room
  3. Walk-in Closet in Master Bedroom
  4. 2-Car Garage
  5. Garage Storage
  6. Kitchen Double Sink
  7. Dining Room
  8. Patio
  9. Table Space for Eating in Kitchen
  10. Both Shower Tub/Stall in Master Bath



Free Home & Garden Show Tickets!

I have a limited supply of complimentary tickets to the 2018 REALTORS Home & Garden Show.  Once again the event will be held at State Fair Park, in the Wisconsin Expo Center. The Home & Garden Show will start on March 23 and end on March 31st.

Current and past clients will have first priority but I will likely have a surplus of tickets.  So if you would like a free tickets to the event please follow these three steps:

  1. Go to the CONTACT PAGE
  2. Fill out the form and request tickets in the comment field.
  3. Please also list your mailing address and phone number in the comment field.

If you live in Wisconsin and I still have tickets, I will send them to you.