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Jeffrey Snell Earns NAR Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource® Certification
Buyers and Sellers Benefit from REALTOR® Expertise in Distressed Sales

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) October 23, 2017 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty has earned the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification. The National Association of Realtors® offers the SFR® certification to Realtors® who want to help both buyers and sellers navigate these complicated transactions, as demand for professional expertise with distressed sales grows.

According to a recent NAR survey, nearly twenty percent of all existing homes sold recently were either short sales or foreclosures. For many real estate professionals, short sales and foreclosures are the new “traditional” transaction. Realtors® who have earned the SFR® certification know how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales as well as help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.

“As leading advocates for homeownership, Realtors® care as much about keeping families in their homes as they do about helping them find the home of their dreams., but unfortunately, there are situations in which people just cannot afford to keep their homes, and a foreclosure or a short sale results,” said NAR President Tom Salomone, broker-owner of Real Estate II Inc. in Coral Springs, Florida. “Foreclosures and short sales can offer opportunities for home buyers and benefit the larger community, as well, but it’s extremely important to have the help of a real estate professional like a Realtors® who has earned the SFR® certification for these kinds of purchases.”

The certification program includes training on how to qualify sellers for short sales, negotiate with lenders, protect buyers, and limit risk, and provides resources to help Realtors® stay current on national and state-specific information as the market for these distressed properties evolves. To earn the SFR® certification, RealtorsÒ are required to take one core course and three Webinars. For more information about the SFR® certification, visit REALTORSFR.org.

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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Jeffrey Snell Earns NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification

Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from

Realtor® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) October 10, 2017 — Jeffrey Snell with Greenberg Realty 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, including acronyms and understanding military culture; and complete two webinars.

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

Jeffrey Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com


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JEFFREY AND ROBIN SNELL
ACHIEVE CERTIFICATION IN NATIONAL REAL ESTATE NETWORK

(Grand Forks, North Dakota) July 13, 2017 — Jeffrey and Robin Snell of Greenberg Realty have been awarded the At Home with Diversity® certification from the National Association of REALTORS®.

Jeffrey and Robin join 25,000 other real estate professionals in North America who have earned the certification after completing an 8 hour course addressing topics of diversity, fair housing and business planning development. The program is designed to meet the nation’s fair housing commitment by educating and equipping NAR’s members with the tools they need to expand homeownership opportunities for the growing number of culturally diverse buyers and sellers in the housing market who identify with groups entailing race, ethnicity, religion, gender, handicaps, familial status, or national origin.

Today, more than one third of Americans are minorities. By 2050, minorities will be the majority. Real estate professionals like Jeffrey and Robin Snell who adapt to increasing cultural diversity in the market and wisely plan to meet the needs of diverse clients gain a competitive edge and expand opportunities. At Home with Diversity® certification allows REALTORS® to not only apply the multi-faceted skills and tools they learned in the course to business practices, but conveys to clients they’re dynamic real estate professionals with expertise that transcends cultural barriers.

For more information on the At Home with Diversity® certification, visit www.realtor.org/ahwd.

Jeffrey and Robin Snell can be reached at Jeff and Robin Properties with Greenberg Realty at (440) 258-4449 or JeffandRobinProperties@gmail.com