RISMEDIA, December 16, 2013–J. Rockcliff Realtors announced today that Zach Knapp of the company’s Blackhawk office has earned the Military Relocation Professional (MRP) certification from the National Association of Realtors (NAR.) Knapp, a member of the Knapp Real Estate Team, is one of only a handful of REALTORS® in the San Francisco Bay Area who has earned this designation.
The MRP certification is earned after an intensive course of study that provides REALTORS® with an extensive array of knowledge and tools that allow them to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their immediate and future needs. MRP certified REALTORS® also have the resources necessary to assist military personnel and veterans take full advantage of their military benefits – benefits that are wide-ranging, but can be complicated to navigate and leverage effectively.
“When military staff and their families relocate, the services of a real estate professional who understands their needs and their tight timetables will make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful,” said Knapp. “Homeownership is an important part of the fabric of America. A stable home environment is crucial when our military members are called away to serve our country, and I am honored to offer my expertise to our active duty military homebuyers and sellers, as well as our veterans.”
“This is a fairly new, and certainly necessary, certification program in the industry,” said Vance Smith, vice president and manager of J. Rockcliff Realtors’ Blackhawk offices. “I’m proud to see Zach take the initiative to raise the bar on his already high customer service standards by honing his knowledge and skills to help military personnel and veterans ensure that homeownership remains affordable and accessible to them. It is a pleasure to congratulate him on earning one of the first MRP certifications in the region.”
Knapp has been a native of San Ramon Valley since 1984 and a top producing Realtor since 2003. A graduate of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Knapp boasts a strong background in the financial and marketing arenas which helps to inform his real estate success. In addition to the MRP certification, the Knapp Team has also earned Certified Distressed Properties Expert (CDPE), Equator Platinum REO, and Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certifications.
The J. Rockcliff Realtors Blackhawk office is located at 4105 Blackhawk Plaza Circle in Danville. Zach Knapp can be reached at 925.389.8920 and ZKnapp@rockcliff.com. Learn more about Zach Knapp by visiting www.ZachKnappHomes.com.