MRP Certified


On May 1, 2020, DAAR hosted a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification Course, sponsored by AAFMAA Mortgage Services.

Congratulations to those who successfully completed the course.  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, included acronyms and understanding military culture; and complete two webinars.

For more information about the MRP certification, visit

Below are the DAAR members who received their certification from the May 1, 2020 course.  Congrats! 

Nancy Bakatsias
Ramzi Beidas
Victor Beltran
Linda Blanken
Richard Blessing
Steven Bradd
Julie Brooks
Amy Geyer
Christine Goodrum
Joelle Graham
Andrea Hayes
Jennifer Hilderbrandt
Admir Husadzinovic
Shelagh LaBiche-Bensabat
Tara McAuley
Dawn McKenzie
Helen Neal
Olena Odkan
David Roach
Sheri Sackett
Gloria Sheridan
James Sinnott
Andrea Smarrelli
Balinda Sphar
Barry Taylor
James Trautz
Ronald Zabriskie