Nancy M. Ward & James Michael Ward Earn NARā€™s Military Relocation Professional Certification

Military Personnel and Veterans Benefit from
REALTORĀ® Expertise in Military Benefits, the Relocation Process, and Support

Online PR News – 02-August-2014 – Tampa, FL July 31, 2014 – Nancy Ward with Keller Williams Tampa Properties has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. The National Association of REALTORSĀ® confers the MRP certification on REALTORSĀ® who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs and allow them to take full advantage of their military benefits.

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. REALTORSĀ® who earn this certification know how to work with active duty military buyers and sellers, as well as veterans.

ā€œHomeownership is an important part of the fabric of America, and having a stable home environment is vital when men and women of the military are called away to serve their country. Working with a REALTORļƒ’ who understands specific needs and timetables related to military service will help make their transfers easier, faster and less stressful,ā€ said NAR President Gary Thomas, broker-owner of Evergreen Realty, in Villa Park, Calif. ā€œThe Military Relocation Professional certification will help REALTORSļƒ’ hone their knowledge and skills for working with veterans and active duty military buyers and sellers to ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible to them.ā€

The certification provides NARā€™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 NARā€™s Accredited Buyers Representative (ABRĀ®) designation. To earn the MRP certification, REALTORSĀ® are required to be in good standing with NAR; complete a one-day MRP certification core course; complete pre-class readings to learn military background information and better understand important acronyms and military culture; and complete two webinars. For more information about the MRP certification, visit