August 21st - Jeff Gingerich of Century 21 Home Realty in Kitchener-Waterloo has successfully completed the Realtor e-Pro course to become one of a select few real estate professionals to earn the prestigious certification offered through the National Association of Realtors.
The Realtor e-Pro certification course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course available, comprehensive and interactive. It is specifically designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale of a home.
With more than 70% of consumers beginning their real estate search on the internet, e-Pro certified agents have the experience and expertise to meet the demands of today's buyer and seller.
"The real estate industry has undergone a fundamental change over the past several years," said Jeff. "A majority of consumers are taking the time to conduct their own research prior to contacting an agent. In turn, real estate professionals must be knowledgeable on how technology can assist them in serving the needs of the buying and selling public."
The exclusive Realtor e-Pro certification course is presented entirely online and certifies real estate agents and brokers as Internet professionals. As a result of its' innovative design, students are able to complete the course at their own pace, when and where they want, via any Internet connection. The course is designed to help Realtors stay at the leading edge of technology and identify, evaluate and implement new Internet business models.
Jeff has joined the ranks of a special community of highly skilled and continuously trained professionals who provide high quality and innovative online-based real estate services.
Both the content and the delivery platform were created by San Diego-based Internet Crusade. The course instructs participants in the professional use of e-mail, the development of an interactive Web site and the use of online research tools. Graduates use the skills they've acquired to provide clients information on properties for sale, local communities and the local real estate market.
For more information, e-mail Jeff at Jeff.Gingerich@Century21.ca or call 519-505-4488