Realtors® Learn How to Better Serve Veterans in the Community

Realtors® across North Alabama will gather next week in honor of Veterans Day to earn a new certification; Military Relocation Professional (MRP). An official certification through the National Association of Realtors®, MRP gives local Realtors® the expertise to provide the best level of relocation assistance to military professionals and their families.

In tandem with the Redstone Arsenal, a U.S. Army Installation in Huntsville, North Alabama is home to thousands of veterans and service members. Hundreds of Realtors® will be ready to assist military families in and out of the area by having a working knowledge of the processes and procedures required to relocate.

The MRP courses offered by the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® (HAAR) will be held on two different days. The first course starts on Thursday, Oct. 20th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trash Pandas Stadium, and the second course on Friday, Oct. 21st from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gunter’s Landing. Both classes are currently sold out with a waiting list.


“Realtors® with an MRP certification ensure their veteran clients are taking advantage of the programs and benefits they can access in the homebuying process. We recommend any buyer or seller hire a Realtor® professional, and that’s especially important for our veterans relocating to North Alabama,” said HAAR President, Isaac Winkles.

After completing the MRP certification, Realtors® will understand the basics of VA financing, use demographics of the military market to determine service offerings for sellers and buyers, and identify services that help military sell or find and purchase suitable homes.

The MRP courses will commence just weeks before Veterans Day on November 11th. By hosting these courses, HAAR hopes to educate Realtors® on the ways to properly serve our veteran and military families by making the relocation process a smooth transition for all.

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