Why Make Relocating More Stressful than It Needs to Be? It has often been noted that relocating to a new community is the number 3 stress-producing event in your life. Leaving behind trusted friends and family, doctors, schools, shops, etc., and moving into a world of unknowns is an adventure -- but can be scary and full of tension. And choosing the perfect home in this strange new land is an important step -- as important as choosing a Realtor who is the most qualified to assist you.
Why Settle for Less than the Best? There is a small, highly trained group of fewer than 2000 Realtors in the US who, by all industry and peer standards, represent the most qualified agents available for servicing the relocation market. Under the guidelines established by the Employee Relocation Council, a Realtor can apply to take the examination required for certification as a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP). The exam tests the applicants' knowledge of Family Relocation Issues, Relocation Tax and Legal Issues, Corporate Relocation Policies, Appraisal Methods for Relocation, and Relocation Real Estate Marketing. Most of the major US corporations require nothing less than a CRP to administer the needs of their transferees.
Why Select a Realtor with the CRP Designation? When choosing the ideal real estate agent, the selection of a CRP designate will provide you with a person who is not only competent with the paperwork and the numbers but can also guide, direct, and counsel you through the emotional roller-coaster of relocating. Providing stress relief to the transferee comes from good anticipation of the process and knowledge of the role of each of the players in the process (e.g., the lender, appraiser, company relocation department, inspectors, moving companies). And even if you are only moving locally, you can still benefit from the knowledge a CRP brings to the process.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Many Realtors on the web label themselves as "relocation specialists." It is a term that is very loosely used in the real estate community. Do not be mislead -- anyone can use that term. Always ask what training and qualifications the Realtor has to qualify him or her for that title. A CRP Realtor, designated by the Employee Relocation Council, will always identify him- or herself as a Certified Relocation Professional or as having the CRP designation. So please be an informed consumer.
Below you will find a geographic index to a list of Realtors across the country who have trained and been certified for the CRP designation and who have a presence on the web. Just click on the state you are interested in. If you do not find an agent for your home location or destination city in this list, contact THE RELOCATION RESOURCE for names of CRPs who are in your area but may not be on the web. If you are a CRP Realtor and are not included but wish to be, please contact me with your URL.
Again, if you did not find an agent for your home location or destination city in this list, contact THE RELOCATION RESOURCE for names of CRPs who may not be on the web. Also note that we try to keep our data accurate; however, for the most current CRP status, contact the ERC.
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