A professional designation from the National Association of Realtors.
I would suggest that when looking for a second home or a vacation property the first question you ask, when selecting a Realtor is: do they have their “R.S.P.S.” or “Resort and Second- Home Property Specialists” certification. This is a Realtor that has been specially trained in how to deal with individuals looking in the second home or vacation rental marketplace. They will be particularly knowledgeable about the area and the trends. Often times the people looking for second homes are of “influence” and require a higher level of confidentiality. The R.S.P.S. Realtor is connected with other Realtors that have the same certification in other markets and can connect you with a qualified salesperson that can assist you no matter where your dream vacation home me be. Always, consult with a qualified Realtor when looking for a property of any kind.