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CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, February 8 - Monday, Febru , 11, 2008 - 41 Giove earns certification as resort, second-home specialist more than 140,000 Real- tors crrently work in resort areas ahd sec- ond-he e mar- kets. "The I RSPS certifi[cation GLOVE program recog- nizes the vitali- ty of the second-home market," said Dennis Johnson, 2007 chair- / man of the NAR Resort & Second- Local Realtor Susan Giove of the Century 21 Maggie Shields Team recently earned the resort and second home property special- ist certification from the National Association of Realtors, to better serve the growing second-home and resort real estate sector. The resort and second-home property specialist (RSPS) desig- nation has been offered by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) since January 2006. According to an NAR survey, Home Committee. "Serying the resort and vacation real estate mar- ket has come of age at a time when the second-home market has never been stronger, and savvy buyers increasingly demand the expertise of a real estate professional with proven knowledge of resort and second-home market conditions." The program consists of two core courses and two electives. Realtors or consumers interested in learning more about the pro- gram may visit Tidwell Team joins Jack Lingo Realtors Jack Lingo Realtors recefitly welcomed the Tidwell Team to its Millsboro office. David Tidwell is a licensed real estate broker who brings more than 27 years of experience to his team. A U.S. Marine Corps veter- an, he received his master's degree in business administration from Central Michigan University, and is a lifelong resi- dent of Sussex County. Tidwell enjoys all aspects of real estate, and has extensive commercial experience with shopping centers, office parks and residential subdi- visions. He can be reached at 542-1805. Jeff Tidwell, a Delaware licensed Realtor, was born, raised DAVID JEFF TIDWELL TIDY tELL and has spent the majorit I of his life in Sussex County. He eceived his bachelor of science dq ,gree in business administration fiom the University of Mary Washifigton in Fredericksburg, Va. TidWell spe- cializes in new-home construction and the residential resale :market. Barrowses earn residential specialist certification BARROWS / !. the professionalism of resi- dential sales associates "There are many new,! unique and compelling strategies for enhancing the customers'] experi- ence," said Barrows, "nd we have already begun to a])ply the strategies covered during this course in our work at Barr aws and Associates Century 21 M ann and Sons In-Town." He can be reached at 245-2269. Britt Lenz, originally from the northern Virginia area near Washing- ton, D.C., holds real LENZ estate licenses in Delaware and Virginia. Lenz received a master's degree in agri- cultural marketing. After spend- ing time at the beach with his fam- ily for more than 25 years, he moved to the area several years ago and began focusing his energy in Sussex County. Lenz has expe- rience in the area in the second- home and residential market as well as lots and land. He can be reached at 858-6796. Start the New Year pocket. D Truitt insurance Agency 1143 Savannah Road, Ste. 2 II I] Lewes, DE 19958 (302) 645-6459 or (302) 226-8585 Rehoboth Jenn and Brian Barrows have just returned from Atlantic City, N.J., where they completed a spe- cialized course in customer serv- ice referral-based business con- ducted by the Council of Residential Specialists of the National Association of Realtors. This course is one in a series of professional education sequences required to qtialify for the coveted certified residential specialist des- ignation. The course covered the imple- mentation of specific ideas to add value to and ensure the delivery of exceptional customer service dur- ing and after buying and/or selling a home. During the two-day course, students were subject to hands-on development of plans and programs designed to ensure 00moml/mnJ00 1-800-404-708 Licensed n DE & MD or visit or contact NAR Resort Specialties at 800- 874-6500, Ext. 8393. An NAR study of second-home buyers showed substantial growth in the second-home market. The study indicated that investment property and vacation homes make up a significant portion of the overall housing market, accounting for more than one-third of residential transactions. Acquiring a second home has grown in popularity over the last l0 years and in particular since 2003. Sales of second homes increased 16 percent in 2004 from the year before. NAR also estimates in a study of second-home owners that the typical vacation-home owner is 59 years old, while the median age of the investment property owner is 55. To reach Giove for more information about resort and sec- ond-home properties, call 226- 3770, email or visit Comae to The Peninsula on The Indian River Bay 3 Magnificent New Condos in Windswept: 3 Bit, 2 BA Bonita at $479,000 & 2 BR, 2 BA Sanihel w/Hardwood at $400,000 &2 BR, 2 BA Furnished Sanihel at $399,0e0 John & May Shanaphy The Shanaphy Team d/b/a MAJORealty LLC Newport V'dla Guest Suite Over Garage 5 BR, 4 BA $739,900 Your Resident Peninsula Sales Specialists John: 302-245-8224 (cm) 0mm) May 302-381-6044 c m fE..m DaToDam! www:Sha na phyAtTheBea K,Lill Each Omce Is Iudependenfl Owned & Operated Bermuda Yflla On the Golf Course 4 BR, 3.5 BA $749,000 1521 Savmmah Rd. Lewes, DE 19958 302-360-0300 " Sales & Rentals  006 Nationwide Mutuat Insurance Company and iliat Companies. Nationwide Life Insurance Company. 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