Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist


Show buyers, sellers and your peers your expertise and dedication to lifestyle real estate!

From vacation homes to investment properties, the resort and second-home market is filled with opportunities for REALTORS® interested in specializing in this growing sector. By earning the Resort and Second-home Property Specialist (RSPS) certification, you'll be able to guide buyers through vacation home transactions, market properties to the right audience, and network with other REALTORS® who can help you build your business.

The only resort and second-home certification endorsed by the National Association of REALTORS®, RSPS is for those REALTORS® in resort and second-home markets around the world who wish to distinguish themselves from their peers. NAR currently defines a REALTOR® specializing in resort and second-home markets as a "real estate practitioner who facilitates the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination."

RSPS certificate holders will receive the following:

  •  Listing in online referral networking directory on
  • Self-promotion materials (such as initial press release and logo files).
  • Advanced access to data and research.
  • Special national networking opportunities.
  • Members-only social networking site.
  • Customizable brochures for illustrating to potential clients the value of the RSPS certification.

RSPS certificate holders are the first to be notified and have the opportunity to register for the Resort Symposium, which is held every 18 months. This unique event is a great opportunity for resort and second-home professionals to attend targeted educational sessions, visit resort properties and network with peers. For more information, visit

RSPS Education Links


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