Resort & Second-home Property Specialist


Become a dedicated expert to lifestyle real estate!

The resort and second-home market is filled with opportunities for REALTORS®, and the Resort & Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification can prepare you to service the growing resort and second-home market.

Upcoming virtual course

RSPS Certification Course

March 14-15, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. both days | Virtual livestream

Discover the skills you need to specialize in buying, selling or managing second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination. This course helps you develop the know-how for helping buyers and sellers make informed decisions about second-home properties for use for vacation or investment. 

Course topics
You'll learn about these topics and more:

  • Building a resort and second-home business: Facets of the specialty, building your resort and second-home business, and networking for the resort and second-home specialist.
  • Market profile: Use market data to identify characteristics of second-home clients and properties in your local market. 
  • Recreation market: Identify considerations that go into choosing a second-home location for vacation or investment. 
  • Investment second homes: Is it a home or an investment? Rental realities and making the right choices.  
  • Tax aspects of second homeownership: Alert customers and clients to the tax treatment of second-home vacation and investment properties and recommend access to expert tax advice.
  • Making the right choices: Choosing a location, finance strategies and analyzing investment value.

Course takeaways
You'll leave this course with the ability to:

  • Help clients evaluate and select the type of property, form of ownership and financing options.
  • Identify strategies for building a rental property business or assessing the investment value of property.
  • Understanding the IRS guidelines for tax treatment of second-home vacation and investment properties.
  • Use market statistics and trends to develop a business plan.

Course details

  • Date and time: March 14 and 15 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. each day. Attendance is required for both sessions to receive RSPS course credit.
  • Location: Virtual via the Zoom 
  • Instructor: Brett Brown
  • Credits: Qualifies for one elective course credit toward the GRI designation and qualifies as ABR elective course credit when working toward the ABR designation. Does not qualify for CE credit. 

Course fees

  • Through February 28: $135
  • After February 28: $145
  • At the door: $165

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