Buying a vacation home is a major purchase, and while it is not a primary home, it should not be completed hastily. If you are looking to buy a second home, a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) is an agent specially trained on helping you find and purchase the perfect property for your needs.
How Agents Earn the Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Certification
To become a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist, an agent must first be a member in good standing of the National Association of Realtors. In addition, they are required to complete the Home Sweet (Second) Home: Vacation, Investment, Luxury Properties Course.
The RSPS is an officially recognized certification by the National Association of Realtors and is designed to give buyers and sellers confidence in their agent’s specialization in buying, selling, and managing properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in resort and recreational destinations.
The Benefits of Working with a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist
While you may be an expert in your local real estate market, buying homes out of town is a completely different experience. It is important to find a Realtor who understands the local market and the type of home you are looking to buy.
As someone interested in a vacation home, you do not want to show up for your relaxation time to an area full of wild spring break revelers. You do not want to buy a home to find out later on that the neighborhood is not safe. You want a home that will offer both utility and investment value.
A Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist knows the local real estate market and can help you find the perfect getaway for you and your family. Whether you want to relax in Florida’s warm weather, enjoy the year round sunshine in California, escape the city in New Jersey or Connecticut, or enjoy the beauty of the Arizona or Nevada desert, a RSPS can help you search for and purchase the right property for you.
Some of the benefits of working with a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist include:
- Local real estate market knowledge
- Specialized training in resort area properties
- Connections with local developers and investors
- Experience working with clients just like you
Your hard-earned money should be wisely invested. Whether you are buying a future retirement home, a place to spend your holidays, or a vacation rental as an income source, an RSPS can help you find a property that meets all of the most important items on your checklist.
Find a Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist
When buying a property out of town, you need to find an agent you can trust. It may be hard to find and meet with agents in another city, but Agent Harvest can make the process a bit easier. At Agent Harvest, we have a search engine featuring only agents who we trust, and you can find an RSPS with just a few clicks.
When you are ready to buy your vacation home, start your search at Agent Harvest. We will help make sure you end up in good hands.
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