First Agent in the Country Awarded the CNS Designation
ALISO VIEJO, CA, July 2, 2007 – RealtyU, the nation’s leading network of real estate schools affirmed Bruce Hendley as the first real estate professional to complete the revolutionary new Certified Neighborhood Specialist course, thereby qualifying for the CNS Designation.
According to Tom Mitchell, SVP of the RealtyU, “Bruce is no stranger to quality education as he also the coveted Accredited Seller’s Representative (ASR) and Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designations. Bruce is the owner of Hendley & Associates in Athens, Georgia.
The Certified Neighborhood Course and Designation was developed by RealtyU as part of its ongoing commitment since 1995 to provide real estate professionals with the highest quality educational services to meet their career development needs. The CNS Designation is awarded by The Council of Neighborhood Specialists upon completion of the prescribed course offered by an approved RealtyU instructor via one of their 200 approved locations nationwide or online via its learning portal www.RealtyUonline.com.
According to Allen Wright, co-author of the course, “There are many thousands of licensed real estate agents, however simply holding a real estate license does not mean that an agent is knowledgeable concerning the neighborhood they work in. And how can an agent expect to give a homebuyer the best level of service if they are not an expert of their neighborhood,” he added.
The four modules Certified Neighborhood Specialist program provides the student with an in-depth look at all the key components that form a neighborhood – from how they are developed and their homes constructed to how to quickly locate and process the volumes of community data available to the consumer regarding the neighborhood and its neighbors. The course is designed to help the real estate professional guide their customer in obtaining whatever information they need to ensure their move is the right one for them.
For more information about the CNS course and designation go to www.CertifiedNeighborhoodSpecialist.com.